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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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How Perspectives Can Change - Commissions

Elizabeth Schowachert

How Perspectives Can Change - Commissions

As artists and makers we are accustom to being asked to do commissioned work. I have mixed feelings about this specifically with regard to creating commissioned artwork. While I enjoy the income and appreciate a clients interest in my work, I tend to feel more pressured and sometimes the work felt/feels somewhat "forced". I suppose that might be related to the specific requests, if they were more open, meaning I could produce artwork more of my choosing, then it is easier and more enjoyable. In cases where clients want a more specific look or feel, then I find it much harder and more stressful,...

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"Old Bones" An Encaustic Monotype

Elizabeth Schowachert

"Old Bones" An Encaustic Monotype

The majority of my art practice of late has been focused on print making, encaustic monotypes to be specific. I really enjoy creating encaustic monotypes in part because it combines 2 of my passions, painting and tool making. I also really enjoy the mark making process when working this way. I have to be loose and relaxed when making marks, otherwise they just don't work. Over the last few months I have made 100's of prints, some of which I like but most don't make the cut.  Old Bones | Encaustic Monotype on Panel   The print I am featuring in...

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