2015 blog challenge

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your own blog? If so, this no-fail challenge is for you.

Here it is:

Step One- got to wordpress and sign up for a free blog.

Step Two: Write a blog post about anything. Do Not Post this. Save it as a draft for later.

Step three: Repeat step two 29 more times.

Challenge complete. You have now written ur first 30 blog posts. How long did it take you? 2 weeks, a month? 6 months?

Did you like it?Are any of your posts ready to publish? Did you play with any themes? Did you write your About Page? Did you read other blogs and follow anyone you really like? Have you commented on anyone elses blog? Do you think they will want to comment on yours?

Are you stil wondering if you should start one hit me up at awesomemontana@gmail.com and ill see if i can help answer any of your questions or give you challenge #2


Instagram where have you been all my life?

I just signed up on Instagram because some podcast interview I listened to said its the place for artists.

Found this amazing artist:

Irina Trzaskos

If you have t checked out instagram give it a try.
I dont understand it as usual- more confusing hash tag stuff but all I can say is Wow!!

What’s your favorite social media platform?


My best colored pencil tip ever

Is there anything better then a sharp pencil point for getting details? Have you ever struggled to sharpen your colored pencils? Do you put them in a pencil sharpener only to have the point break over and over until you find yourself holding a nib?

Colored pencils usually have softer leads inside of them then a regular school pencil. Especially the good kind or the new watercolor aqua pencils that allow you to paint with water and a brush after coloring.

Well eye liner pencil sharpeners are perfect for sharpening colored pencils. Although they can cost a little more then the dime (dollar) store pencil sharpener I have found them to be worth their weight in gold. I keep one on my art desk, in my backpack, and my travel tool kit.

Try it and let me know if it works for you!

Do you have any tricks that work well for you?


5 reasons why you should be listening to podcasts.


Listening To Chris Farrell On the Solopreneur Hour “You are exactly where you should be right now…” and I’m running through Paris right by La Place du Tertre

1. Podcasts are inspirational.

Listening to stories about other people’s journeys will give you confidence to complete your own goals. As you hear about their challenges, obstacles and downright failures and how they overcame them you will gain faith in your ability to conquer your own fears, climb your own mountains, and reach for your own dreams.


2. There are Podcasts about everything.

Do you like beer, bull riding, to play Magic? Do you want to learn how to sell your first novel, social media marketing or real estate investing? Are you a knitter, gardener, tae kwon do master? Do you want to travel, adopt a baby, lose weight? Want to learn how to farm, work from home, open a retail clothing store? What do you like? I’ll bet there’s a podcast about it out there.

3. Free education.

Podcasting is one of the newest forms of education available and Yes it’s free! There is so much quality information out there you can practically earn an MBA from listening provided you follow the action steps presented and do the work recommended.

4. Podcasting is the ultimate multitasking activity.

You can listen to podcasts while driving, exercising, folding the laundry or doing any mundane task. You might actually find yourself looking forward to your next workout because it means you get to hear the newest episode just downloaded from your favorite host. It’s almost like hanging out with them.

5. Discover friends who have the same interests as you.

Lots of Podcasters have communities that have organically developed over time of fans that share knowledge, tips, successes, etc. Many of these people you end up meeting in person in the future at a conference, concert, or event. Networking has never been easier nor has meeting like minded people from all corners of the world.


Headed to a Conference to Meet my Peeps! Driven over Going-To-The-Sun Road by one of my Favorite Guests!


Glacier National Park