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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Earlier this week it struck me: I needed to do a free printable for Earth Day, and we need to spread some love around for our gorgeous, amazing Planet! I am SO inspired by nature (can you tell?) in my work, and even walks in my neighborhood, enjoying the Springtime, give me so much peace. I am a huge advocate for Green Energy, Climate Change Awareness and preserving our planet. So I wanted to send you a gift for you to enjoy for Earth Day, in support of our planet, its wildlife, and the organizations, scientists, and regular citizens like you and me that are committed to protecting it. Enjoy!    Click here to Download

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April Desktop Download + The Beauty of Nature

One of the best parts of my day, as the weather has warmed, has been walking my sweet dog Patty in the afternoons. Our neighborhood is in bloom, and we have a ton of bird species nesting in the trees. During our outings, I like to pause and take a moment to intentionally appreciate nature, to notice details, and welcome that peaceful mental state into my work. If that sounds a little "woo-woo" to you, maybe it is. But in an increasingly chaotic world, especially when the environment and the planet is at such risk, it's become a focal point of my day to stop and be grateful for the beauty around me. Nature teaches us so many things: persistence, balance,...

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Happy International Women's Day!

I have no grand schematic for this blog post, but I just felt the undeniable tug to say something today: I am so happy to be standing here with you.  I had never owned the word "feminist" before; but in the last year of my life I have realized that feminism has been with me all along, and recently I have whole-heartedly embraced it. Feminism is the idea that men and women should have equal rights - financially, emotionally, in their healthcare, and in their home. In that a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, the same is true for feminism. When we see ourselves in others' success, we know we can succeed. When we use our resources to...

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Happy March - Download the NEW Desktop Wallpaper!

Hello friends in love + equality, happy March! I can't believe it's already here, and as I am writing this, my balcony door is open and the first breezes and rumbles of a March thunderstorm are rolling in. This month, I created a new illustration for our Desktop Wallpaper, starting with a pencil sketch, painting with india ink, and finally lining with my Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen. The colors for this one gave me a bit of a time, but when I popped in that spot of lime, I was in love. I hope you enjoy it too!  Here's a close-up of my inking process: I love to see when others enjoy my freebies, so feel free to post a pic...

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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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