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Connecting to Taiwan Through The Kyoto Journal

Elizabeth schowachert

Connecting to Taiwan Through The Kyoto Journal

Recently, I was featured in The Kyoto Journal’s December Issue.  If you are not familiar with The Kyoto Journal it is "a quarterly magazine based in Kyoto, Japan. Its subtitle, Perspectives from Asia, reflects its commitment to ‘local voices, from all over Asia’ and ‘ideas that illuminate cultural differences in a positive way, that promote intercultural understanding via specifics, not generalities.’ " (source Wikipedia 01/2020). The journal is a gem and provides great cultural insights from all over Asia. I encourage you to check it out further, you won't be disappointed.  Being featured in The Kyoto Journal was a true honor,...

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Encaustic Monotypes and Silicone Tools - What's So Great About Them? :)

Elizabeth schowachert

Encaustic Monotypes and Silicone Tools - What's So Great About Them? :)

I really enjoy working on the HotBox creating encaustic monotypes. The freedom of movement I feel and the immediacy of the process is something that really appeals to me. There is no waiting around for paint to dry, just lay down an image that you feel is worthy of a piece of a good paper and off you go. When I first started working on the Roland Hotbox I felt limited by the lack of painting tools that I could find in the market. This gap motivated me to design a number of silicone tools that could be used to paint on the HotBox. My first tools were...

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How to Care For Your Sumi-e Paint Brush

Elizabeth schowachert

How to Care For Your Sumi-e Paint Brush

In this post I am sharing the most important aspects of cleaning and caring for my handcrafted sumi-e paint brushes.

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How to Market Your Brand on Pinterest in 2 Easy Steps

Elizabeth schowachert

How to Market Your Brand on Pinterest in 2 Easy Steps

I know what a struggle it can be to operate a successful online business. It takes a lot of time and energy to build brand awareness and drive traffic to a specific site. That is why I wanted to share one of the best resources I know of to do this, Pinterest. I have been using Pinterest for a few years now, but really focused on building my audience on this platform over the last 7 months. Within that time, I have gone from 18K monthly viewers to over 315K! Pinterest also went from being my third best social media...

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A Creative Who Loves Problem Solving - Yep That Is Me :)

Elizabeth Schowachert

A Creative Who Loves Problem Solving - Yep That Is Me :)

You may or may not know this about me, but I spent many years working for large companies in the brand, product development/sourcing and marketing space. Although I liked what I did, it always felt like work. I worked a lot too, usually 10 to 12 hours a day and even though there was creativity involved in the work I did, it was not fulfilling, I always felt something was missing in my life.  The funny thing is, I realize that the things that made me successful in the corporate space, are much the same for the work that I...

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