Category Archives: Art/Design

How To Write a Book

Open books with flowers in the sun

Writing a book can be a daunting task, but with the right approach and mindset, it can also be a highly rewarding experience. Here are some easy tips on how to start writing a book:

1. Plan your book: Before you start writing, it’s important to have a clear idea of what your book will be about. Develop a basic outline of the plot, characters, and themes of your book. This will help you stay focused as you begin to write.

2. Write consistently: Writing a book requires discipline and commitment. Set aside time each day or week to work on your book. Whether it’s 30 minutes or two hours, make it a habit to write consistently. This will help you make progress and stay motivated.

3. Edit and revise: Once you’ve finished your first draft, don’t be afraid to revise and edit your work. Read through your book multiple times and make changes as needed. Consider getting feedback from others to help you identify areas that need improvement.

4. Publish your book: Once you’re satisfied with your book, it’s time to publish it. You can self-publish your book or seek out traditional publishing options. Research your options and choose the path that’s best for you. Remember, the most important thing is to share your story with the world.

How to Use Canva

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create stunning visuals for social media, presentations, and marketing materials. It’s a user-friendly tool that can help you create professional-looking graphics even if you have no experience in designing. Here are some tips for using Canva.

1. Choose the right template

Canva has a wide range of templates for different types of graphics, including social media posts, posters, flyers, and business cards. Choose a template that fits the purpose of your design and customize it to your liking.

2. Use high-quality images

Images are a crucial part of any design, and Canva provides access to millions of stock photos and illustrations. Choose high-quality images that are relevant to your design and enhance its message.

3. Play with colors and fonts

Canva has a variety of fonts and color palettes to choose from, allowing you to create a design that is unique to your brand. Use contrasting colors and fonts that are easy to read to make your design stand out.

4. Keep it simple

Less is more when it comes to design, so avoid cluttering your design with too many elements. Stick to a simple layout and focus on the message you want to convey.

5. Export your design

Once you’re happy with your design, you can export it in various formats, including PNG, JPEG, and PDF. Canva also allows you to resize your design for different platforms, making it easy to create graphics for different social media platforms.

Recapping, Canva is a powerful tool that can help you create stunning graphics for your business or personal use. With its user-friendly interface and a wide range of templates and design elements, anyone can create professional-looking designs with ease. So, give it a try and unleash your creativity!

Spring Self Care Ideas

Hello friends!

I made something for you – with spring coming up soon and everyone in a panic over this COVID-19 virus spreading – here are a few things you can do for self care. I hope you enjoy!

Self Care Ideas

Daily Planner Freebie

Happy Friday Everyone! Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day! In keeping with the Freebies – I decided to make all my blogger friends a Daily Planner that they can print and use whenever they want. I know alot of my readers like seeing these freebies and I love making them for you. πŸ™‚

Let me know if you use these – tag me in them so I can see what you’re using them for!

Freebie Friday, Instagram Story

You guys – It’s Friday again, can you believe it? I am so happy!

I have a special freebie for you today for all of those who have Instagram and use stories alot. It’s called Mindfulness Bingo. If you use it, please tag me in your stories!

Mindfulness Bingo Freebie 2/7/2020

Time For Another Freebie!

Hello readers! It’s been awhile since I had decided to make some simple freebies for you all. With the holidays being busy and alot of my time being taken up with work and drama and everything else; I just haven’t been able to do what I wanted for those of you that look forward to these. I promise to have more coming in the next few months!

What other freebies would you like to see here? Comment & let me know!

*If you want the version without the blog name, please comment and I will be happy to send it to you. πŸ™‚

NEW Color Palette Designs

Hello friends; I hope you like art posts and looking at how other people’s minds translate to visuals. First time doing this kind of thing and it’s awesome to create my own!

A little bit ago, I decided to try my hand at making my own color palettes based on some of my photography and artwork I have taken and completed. They’re not fabulous yet, and some could be better, but here is what I have so far. Once I get it down, I want to create a color palette style myself and make one for my blog and have a branding page available (or at least a document for myself to look back on!)

I’m trying to get back to my roots and focus on some sort of art, design, computer work and blogging to keep my mind occupied more on a daily basis this year. 2020 is going to be very busy for myself and my husband and I hope it helps with my depression and anxiety I’ve been dealing with for quite some time.

#FreebieFriday – Mid Quarter Progress Report for Teachers!

Readers, I have something different for you today regarding Freebies! I decided to make something for the teachers that follow me (I know there are a few of you!) Instead of a “report card”, I made a mid quarter progress report that you can print out to give to the parents of your children. I know report cards are regulated by the school system, and this is an easy way to let the parents and guardians know how their children are doing after a few weeks in classes to see what they may need to improve on to get that A or B in the class for the report card!

As always, visit my Freebie Page for the other free items I’ve posted the last few weeks and to download the high resolution copies of these.

#FreebieFriday – Gift Tags

TIS THE SEASON!

Well, not really, but with the temperatures getting down to 19 tonight where I live… I think this calls for something Christmas related. These were just a quick design that I made, but don’t worry, I plan on making different ones and a few furry adorable creature ones in the coming weeks before Christmas.Β 

You can head to my Freebie Page to pick them up!

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#FreebieFriday – Foodie Recipe Cards

Happy November Unsanity Readers!Β 

I promised you more Recipe cards and everyone decided that they wanted normal ones, not just fall related. I hope you guys enjoy these simple ones for now – and I am going to be posting more the following weeks holiday related.

I’ve wanted to post a few for the past weeks now, but life gets in the way and things come up… and when you are dealing with a mental illness, it’s not the easiest thing to get yourself motivated to do the things you love sadly.

Here are 5 brand new recipe card designs you are able to use for your recipes. And please, do tag me or let me know if you use them! They are simple but fun to have and will brighten up your recipe box.

Visit my Freebies Page to download the high resolution copies of them.