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Creating a Watercolor Mixing Chart

I am so in love with watercolors. Have you seen all the incredible little water paint sets available at your local art store. My new favorite is Jane Davenport's Bright Watercolor set. It is so small, lightweights and filled with gorgeous colors. I have several students asking how to get started painting with watercolors so I made this video for you.

Ready to learn about mixing watercolors to create a color chart. Join me for this fun lesson with Jane Davenport's watercolor set and learn how...

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For the first time ever, I'm sharing my private journal pages with the world...

Hi! My name is Diane Bleck and I am on a mission to UNLOCK CREATIVITY at Home, School, and Work.

Did you know that just 10 minutes of journaling, doodling, or coloring can reduce stress and increase creativity in your life?

Art Journaling is a daily practice of putting pen to paper to open your heart channel for ideas, insights, and inspirations.

For over 20 years, I've worked with businesses large and small around the world as a Graphic Facilitator, to help people bring their ideas to life....

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Make Your Own Stickers - Day 01 of 31 Ideas to Sell Your Doodles

31 Ways to Sell Your Doodles
DAY 01 – Make Your Own Stickers 

Hi Everyone. Welcome! I am so excited to connect with my DOODLE FRIENDS and share with you this mini-lesson on how to make your own stickers super easy! For the month of March, we are focusing on our #Marchendising Daily Doodle Challenge.

Together we are putting pen to paper to DOODLE YOUR DREAMS. What fun products could you create with your doodles to earn extra income?

Are you ready? Let’s get started.

 

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Can I Make Money Doodling?

Hello!

I have a lot of students ask me if they can make money doodling. The answer is YES! There are so many ways to share your heart and talent with the world and make money as an artist and creative.

The first thing that happens to most Doodle Institute students is they start to see the benefits of doodling every day and how it impacts their lives.

Then the most exciting thing happens! Since they are sharing their doodles and progress on social media, people start to notice their amazing...

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Seven Ways Doodling Can Transform Your Life

Why should I doodle every day?

I get asked this question a lot from prospective students interested in The Doodle Institute. I believe that it is incredibly important to pick up a pen and paper and draw something every single day - it does not take much time, it can be done anywhere and is one of the most powerful, transformative things you can do on a daily basis. The simple exercise I call, "putting pen to paper" is a great way to check in with your heart. When you doodle, you open your...

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4 Favorite Layouts

 

Are you a visual notetaker? Are you working on your Graphic Recorder Skills? Trying to figure out how to fit everything you hear on one page?

Diane Bleck, the Founder of the Doodle Institute did a wonderful lesson LIVE on Periscope sharing her 4 FAVORITE LAYOUTS for taking Sketchnotes.


Diane explains how she uses layouts to filter information and uses layouts to help her know what to listen to in order to create dynamic sketch notes. You can use these layouts for sketch notes,...

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The Science Behind Your Doodles

"People are always asking me about the "SCIENCE" behind doodling. I was recently asked if the students of the Doodle Institute would be interested in the following article. My reply was YES, they would! So, I am so happy to share this great article and infographic with you!"

Happy Doodling!
Diane Bleck, Founder of the Doodle Institute

THE SCIENCE BEHIND YOUR DOODLES
written by: By Reuben Yonatan on December 11, 2018
https://getcrm.com/blog/science-behind-doodles/

It happens to most of us...

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The Ultimate Vision Journal

This is my favorite time of year to set intentions for the NEW YEAR! I love the quiet of the time between Christmas and the start of the New Year. A perfect time of year to put pen to paper to connect with the creative world and channel our heart's desire. When you quietly doodle, dream and discover - you can set magical intentions for the New Year.

In this activity you will:

  • Gather your favorite ART SUPPLIES
  • Set up a SACRED SPACE in your home to hold your intentions
  • ...
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Holiday Crafts with Kids

I absolutely adore the holiday season. It is a time to slow down and connect with my family. This time of year reminds me of time spent with my Grandmother and Mother making things to bless our home. My heart is filled with memories of cooking, sewing and crafting together. And it is always special to unpack holiday decorations and remember the time that we shared. 

 This weekend when we weren't watching a favorite holiday film, the girls and I could be found around the...

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I LOVE THESE WATERCOLORS!!

I am absolutely in LOVE with Jane Davenport's watercolors. Today I taught a Periscope lesson on how to use them to have fun in your DREAM Journals. Who knew you created such a beautiful and fun journal page in a matter of minutes. And it truly is impossible to make a mistake with them. 

Here's how:

1. Fill your watercolor pen with water

2. Play with your watercolors and start painting in the corner first

3. Keep adding color till you fill the page

4. Add a quote or text on top of...

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