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How Journaling Inspires Creativity

by Cheryl Olmstead The Art of Journal Writing As a creative soul, I love to make magic with words.  Word pictures and thoughts often bubble up within me and take on a life of their own.  They are an unexpected gift that sometimes surprises me. To free the muse inside of me, I’ve come to appreciate how journaling inspires creativity. Being creative is not so much … Continue reading How Journaling Inspires Creativity

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21 Journaling Prompts That Will Fuel Your Creative Muse

by Cheryl Olmstead The art of journal writing is an ancient tradition that has been helping to inspire people for generations. There are many forms of journaling, as well as journaling prompts, to explore. The pages of countless journals captured moments of history, friendships, love, war, and climate change. These pages have served to preserve legends, create maps, reveal secrets, pass along stories, and teach us … Continue reading 21 Journaling Prompts That Will Fuel Your Creative Muse

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How Art Journaling Increases Happiness and Inspiration

Art Journaling Increases Happiness by Cheryl Olmstead To live a happier, more inspired life you must embrace the things that bring you joy in order to release your creative spirit and share your wonderful gifts and talents with the world.  Art journaling increases happiness. If you have not tried it, maybe you should. What you share outwardly will attract those who share and appreciate your … Continue reading How Art Journaling Increases Happiness and Inspiration

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Fun Making Shoe Designs

Alluring Abstract High-Top Sneakers by PENandINKmagic Astonishing Abstract High-Top Sneakers by PENandINKmagic Awesome Abstract High-Top Sneakers by PENandINKmagic Ankle High Abstract High-Top Sneakers by PENandINKmagic Abstract Adventure High-Top Sneakers by PENandINKmagic Amazing Abstract High-Top Sneakers by PENandINKmagic Save Save The shoe image designs were created by artist, Laura L. Leatherwood, owner of Pen & Ink Magic. PEN and INK Magic Street Art High-Top Sneakers by … Continue reading Fun Making Shoe Designs

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5 Reasons Abstract Art can Improve your Website

By Cheryl Olmstead Abstract art may be the perfect solution to all your web design problems. By definition, abstract art is a form of art that does not attempt or represent reality. Left to the imagination, it flaunts its artistic fluidity through the use of shapes, forms, colors, mediums, and textures. It can breathe life into any website and complement any existing design. It is … Continue reading 5 Reasons Abstract Art can Improve your Website

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California Plastic Bag Ban and What it Means for Your Business

Custom Designed Tote Bags Pen & Ink Magic is a great source to have custom designed tote bags created with your company branding in mind. With a ban of free disposable plastic bags in California, consumer’s will often opt to bring in their own re-usable tote bags. What better time to up your marketing presence than with consumers carrying totes with you company message. Offer … Continue reading California Plastic Bag Ban and What it Means for Your Business

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How to Photograph Your Pet

Guidelines While Photographing Your Pet When you first begin photographing your pet, you want to follow these basic guidelines. Natural Lighting First, you want to take them outside to get the best natural lighting possible. Indoor pet shots can often be grainy and have a red-eye effect. Golden Hours The best hours to photograph your pets are during the magical golden hours. These are known … Continue reading How to Photograph Your Pet