Muse of the Month: Annihilation (Spoiler-Free)

March’s installment of Muse of the Month is a bit late, thanks in part to my being sick earlier this month, but also because I wanted to take my time in writing a blog post that would do this muse justice. That’s because the Muse of the Month for March is Annihilation! … More Muse of the Month: Annihilation (Spoiler-Free)

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Muse of the Month: Lore

Missing the Halloween season already? Still craving something creepy? I’ve got you covered with November’s Muse of the Month, which is a deliciously spooky podcast called Lore! Written, produced, and hosted by author Aaron Mahnke, Lore examines the horrors that dwell, mostly forgotten, in the darkest corners of human history. Each half-hour episode proves that … More Muse of the Month: Lore

Four Simple Types of Repeating Patterns, and How to Make Them in Photoshop

For the longest time, I thought that repeating patterns looked so hard to make… but earlier this year, I ended up proving myself wrong! When I started making my own repeating designs, I quickly went from feeling overwhelmed to realizing that there are all kinds of ways to create a seamless pattern, and many of them … More Four Simple Types of Repeating Patterns, and How to Make Them in Photoshop

Muses of the Month: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Since I was busy traveling last month and didn’t get around to posting a Muse of the Month for September, this month’s post will be a twofer: the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, and its sequel series, The Legend of Korra! At the time of this writing, it has been twelve years since the … More Muses of the Month: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Hitting “Reset” on Your Inspiration: 12 Ways to Combat Creative Block

One of the most frustrating experiences you can face as a creative person is when your inspiration takes a spontaneous sabbatical, leaving you staring at a blank page, pencil hovering over the paper, with zero ideas in your head. I myself have been there plenty of times… in fact, as I write this, I’m battling … More Hitting “Reset” on Your Inspiration: 12 Ways to Combat Creative Block