New Clip Art Sets, Must Have Linky & A few FREEBIES!!
And I mean...morning....I have not done a post this early in the day for quite some time. Actually, I typically do my posts between the hours of 2am and 4am, but I consider anytime before I go to sleep to be late (-; I have posted two new sets on TPT and I hope you all like them (-; Look for a couple of freebies at the end of this post from these sets (-;
I have had so many requests for teen graphics that I have almost finished a small set. I should have this set up later this afternoon....Keep your eyes open (-;
I have had this email in my inbox for a couple of days because I wanted to join Laura's linky!!!! This is such a great idea!
I have a ton of things I can't live without...mostly because once I discover them, I find that life is so much better and creating is much more fun!!
While teaching I could not live without:
Must Have Tools:
1. Portable Home Laminator
I actually have this one pictured above. I love it because it has the refillable cartridge and I can do a lot of laminating for under $20. I used this ti make student passports, library cards (for our classroom library), word cards, center activities, and much more!! I still use this today for many home uses!!!
2. An External Hard Drive
This is another tool that is a necessity for keeping all of the things I create organized. I organize my files very systematically. I have files within files and it makes my life much easier! Also.......having everything stored on an external hard drive prevents my information from being lost in the case that my computer would crash. I have had this happen many years ago and never took the chance of going without this again. I actually have several external hard drives....YES, I have that many files to store...LOL
What I use to create with:
As most of you know (maybe not), I have always been an artist at heart. I never used my ability to start a business..that is, until now. Now that I am not teaching, I am a teacher at heart...hhehehe!!
I have so many things that I use to create TPT products, but here is a condensed list. For your sanity's sake, I will not explain all of the these items...
1. Prismacolor Drawing Products
Graphite and sketching pencils (I have over 50 of these babies....). They are, by far, the BEST pencils on the market that I have used!
Although these next ones are a bit pricey (as most art tools are), these are a must!
I use these markers after sketching to go over and define my images. Once I go over them with the pens, I erase the pencil and scan the image. I do not scan often as I love to just draw digitally, but if you do not have the pricey programs, then these are the way to go. I have never been brave enough to sketch with pen from the start...it is too permanent for me. These markers also DO NOT smear, smudge or bleed....an absolute must for artists!! The illustration set, which includes 8 pens, costs around $20. They need to be replaced often if you use them frequently.
#3. A $700.00 price tag...but this one is a must (for me anyway)
WARNING: if you purchase the teacher or student editions - make sure to read the fine print because you are not allowed to use the program to create commercial products with these versions...don't ask me why..it was poopy news to me. But I can't live without Adobe, so I made the sacrifice....ugh!
#5 My Wacom Drawing Tablet and pen......this is what makes my art unique...I draw every image myself and I draw 90% of them completely digitally with my tablet...LOVE IT. I am saving up for the Cintiq 24 HD Touch. That would be so much better on my hands and my eyes. The more products you buy from my store, the more I create and save for this Cintiq.....I will have it in my office some day. I am sure all of you have your own must-haves...so go check out Laura's linky and join in on the fun!!
Today's 3AM FREEBIES!!!
(Please read my TOU BEFORE using my graphics for personal and/or commercial use)