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Welcome, February! How is your desktop looking?

I hope you are having a fantastic 2017 so far! I have realized that I LOVE designing these monthly free desktop downloads. The February Illustration was created by printing out the type, and drawing on top of it, adding flourishes and flowers with my trusty Faber Castell Artist PITT Pen. Feel free to leave me feedback or suggestions in the comments, or tag me on Instagram @PaperRaven.Co so I can see your desktop in-action! Enjoy, my friends :)   Click Here to Download  

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Happy December, A Free Download Gift for You!

Every month, I create a special, original illustration for email subscribers to download and use for their enjoyment on their desktops. This December, I created a mini calendar backdrop with hand-drawn type and lots of festive flourishes. I used my trusty Tombow Calligraphy Pen to do the lettering ;) Just my way of saying thank you for taking a step alongside of me on the journey of building Paper Raven Co. So without further ado...  Click Here to Download  

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Free Thanksgiving Wine Label Printable

I hope you have a peaceful and fulfilling Thanksgiving, whatever your traditions are. In the spirit of the holiday, I have created a free printable wine label for you to dress up your hostess gifts! Please print as many as you'd like. What You'll Need:1. Bottle of Wine or Spirits2. Double-Sided Tape (Or regular tape will work)3. Scissors4. Printable Directions:1. Click below to download the printable. The print size is at 8.5x11" (standard printer).2. Cut out the printable along the border. 3. Fill in the "To" and "From" sections. 4. Use double-sided tape to attach to your bottle (you can remove the label first if you'd like, but it's not required - this printable wraps around a standard size bottle). 5. Bring your...

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DIY Gold Painted Pumpkins

Halloween is my favorite Holiday. I mean, I like it more than Christmas. Maybe it's the air getting crisp on my morning walks with Patty, or maybe it's that everything is covered in Pumpkin Spice, or maybe it's the beautiful scenery and changing colors. Or the opportunity to carve pumpkins. This year, I wanted to do my own take on Pumpkin Decor, so I spent a nice sunny fall morning making this DIY to share with you. Enjoy! Don't forget to post your finished pumpkins on Instagram and tag me at paperraven.co so I can see! 1. Gather your materials! I grabbed the mini Pumpkins from my local grocery store, and if you need some cheap (but good!) paint, you can head over...

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My Biggest Motivation Secret

A few days ago on Instagram, I asked y'all to throw some good questions at me so I could connect with you! One of the biggest questions I get asked is how to stay motivated. Let's tackle this one. Because this is a doozie and keeping yourself on track - especially as an artist - is really tough sometimes. Here are 3 things I do on a daily basis to keep myself motivated and on-task. This is by far my biggest secret weapon to staying motivated. My brain wakes up at night, so I typically do this after dinner or before bedtime. If you're more of a morning person, grab a cup of coffee or tea and start your day this...

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