Author Archives: Joanna Baker

Fall Dream Home Illustration by Joanna Baker

A Big Announcement…

Fall Dream Home Illustration by Joanna Baker

I have some news… we bought a house and we’re moving to New Jersey! Even as I type those words, it doesn’t feel real. We closed this past Thursday and we’re moving in 9 days!! 🤯 I’ve been dying to share this news with you, but we had to keep things under wraps until it was official. And in this crazy housing market, at every turn it felt like things could fall apart. But finally, after seven months of serious searching, everything lined up and we found a house! It feels like the perfect fit for us right now and I can’t wait to get settled in our new space. I’ll share more pictures soon but here’s a peek at our new kitchen…

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Overcoming Blank Page Overwhelm - Creative Tips by Joanna Baker

Overcoming the Fear of a Blank Page…

There are times as an artist where a big, blank sheet of paper feels liberating. It can be a fresh start – a big open canvas ready to fill with ideas and beauty. But other times, staring at a blank page can feel overwhelming. Where do you start? What happens if you mess up? How are you going to fill all this space? Keep reading for some helpful tips I use to overcome my fear of a blank page when it crops up.

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Teacup Illustration by Joanna Baker

The Importance of Creative Routine…

Teacup Illustration by Joanna Baker

Creative routines are so important. In the same way that starting your day with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning helps to get you in the groove, establishing creative routines will help to keep your creative spark thriving and the inspiration flowing…

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Get Back to Basics - Joanna Baker Illustration

Don’t Have Space or Fancy Tools to Create? Start with the Basics…

Get Back to Basics - Joanna Baker Illustration

This challenge is one I’m very familiar with – living and creating in a one bedroom Manhattan apartment is no easy feat! And let’s face it – a trip to the art supply store can easily add up. (Raise your hand if you relate to this meme? 🙋‍♀️) I think it’s easy to get caught up in a Pinterest spiral and think you need a sun drenched, airy studio space or all the fancy art supplies in order to make great work. But that simply just isn’t the case!

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What to Do When You Don't Like What You Create - Joanna Baker Illustration

What to Do When You Don’t Like What You Create…

What to Do When You Don't Like What You Create - Joanna Baker Illustration

It’s something all artists have in common – at some point along our artistic journeys, we will not like what we create. Have you ever worked so hard on an illustration or painting and then felt frustrated because it looked nothing like the vision you had for it in the beginning?

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