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June 2019 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Happy June, everyone! I'm excited about June because it's finally starting to feel like summer. I'll be doing a bit of traveling and vacationing after a few solid months of being super busy with projects. April through June are always full-up for licensing with Christmas/Holiday needs (I know, confusing!! LOL) so I especially appreciate being able to bring you a Summery Desktop Wallpaper with lots of wildflowers! * Click on the image above to download the Desktop Wallpaper.If you like these, I would love if you'd share a snap of your space with the newest wallpaper with me, and I will be reposting them on my Instagram Stories!* Be sure to check out my "Wallpapers" Instagram Story Highlight to grab some free backgrounds for...

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May 2019 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Happy May, friends! Thank you so much for hanging with me from month to month :) It means a lot! This month, I was simply inspired by the color green. Everything is green in Atlanta right now, and it's gorgeous. Hopefully you are getting some Spring wherever you are! * Click on the image above to download the Desktop Wallpaper.If you like these, I would love if you'd share a snap of your space with the newest wallpaper with me, and I will be reposting them on my Instagram Stories!* Be sure to check out my "Wallpapers" Instagram Story Highlight to grab some free backgrounds for your phone!Thank you so much for following along - "may" the seeds you've sown all winter start to...

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April 2019 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Happy April! :) I hope it's been feeling like Spring wherever you are! This is the first Spring we are in our house, and we have been discovering all kinds of plants and trees that we didn't realize we had in our yard - like daffodils, a dogwood tree, and a Japanese Maple tree (Dan's favorite). As we've made these discoveries, it's truly felt like a little bit of magic. I also feel a shifting sense of energy: an excitement for things to come and a renewed sense of joy. So with that in mind, I created April's Desktop Wallpaper for you, to share a little magic with you too. I hope you like it! * Click on the image...

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Top Ten Tips for Starting Your Own Illustration-Based Business

     Hey friends, I am writing this guide to answer some of the questions I get asked most frequently on my email/Instagram. I started my own business, Paper Raven Co., full-time in 2015. An illustration-based endeavor, my business is broken down into a) my own line of paper and gift products, b) selling those products to retail stores/boutiques, c) licensing designs to clients/partners, d) writing books about art, and e) teaching workshops and classes. In the last few years have had a wonderful roster of clients that include Minted, Target, Nordstrom, Chasing Paper, Greenvelope, Tombow and International Greetings.      I put together this list because I am often asked about how to get started running your own business...

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March 2019 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Happy March, everyone :) It's been getting a bit warmer in Atlanta, and all of the flowers are starting to bloom! My daily walks with Patty in our budding neighborhood are the source of inspiration for this month's happy wallpaper. I used Winsor & Newton watercolors and a soundtrack of Florence + the Machine to create this for you. Hope you enjoy!  * Click on the image above to receive the Desktop Wallpaper directly in your inbox!If you like these, I would love if you'd share a snap of your space with the newest wallpaper with me, and I will be reposting them on my Instagram Stories!Thank you so much - I hope this wallpaper gives you a sunny disposition heading into the month!  ...

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