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Tips for Clip Artists: Image Trim

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Tips for Clip Artists: Image Trim

As someone who has purchased a LOT of clipart over the years, I have taken note of many ways artists, who are selling their work as clipart, could improve their products. Not necessarily in the quality of the art, but in how it's packaged and marketed for sale. I've wanted to blog about it for years, but I get overwhelmed. So: I've decided to break it down by small topics and then hopefully add posts as I can. Let's dive in! Trim Off the Empty Space This is kind of a weird one to start on, but it just came up...

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April Bingo Glossary

April Bingo Glossary

April's bingo set is now available in the shop. Click here to go to the listing. Here's an explanation of the chosen images: 30 days - Pretty self-explanatory, but it's always a nice reminder which months have which quantity of days. Aperire - There's some debate about how April got its name, but one popular theory is that it stems from this Latin word meaning "to open," which people naturally associate with buds and flowers. It could also be named after a god, but I went with this since I saw it more often and it has nice imagery. April Fools’ Day - An inconvenient...

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March Bingo Glossary

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March Bingo Glossary

March's bingo set is now available in the shop. Click here to go to the listing. Here's an explanation of the chosen images: 31 days - Pretty self-explanatory, but it's always a nice reminder which months have which quantity of days. Academy Awards - While the Oscars can sometimes air in different months, it seems March is the most common in recent years.  Aquamarine & Bloodstone - March's birthstones. Birdhouse - This is a great representation for March since birds are so closely associated with spring, plus it's a manmade craft that allows for some interaction with nature. Spring is a time to get our own houses in order,...

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February Bingo Glossary

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February Bingo Glossary

February's bingo set is now available in the shop. Click here to go to the listing. Here's a brief explanation of the chosen images: 28 or 29 days - Pretty self-explanatory, but it's always a nice reminder which months have which quantity of days. Amethyst - February's Birthstone Ash Wednesday - This can fall in February or March. It's the first day of the Lenten season, which leads up to Easter. Some churches apply an ash cross to the forehead of those who attend services. Black History Month - February is many things, and I felt this longstanding designation deserved a mention. Canada Geese - Many...

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January Bingo Glossary

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January Bingo Glossary

January's bingo set is now available in the shop. Click here to go to the listing. 31 Days - Pretty self-explanatory, but it's always a nice reminder which months have which quantity of days. Back to the Grind - After the holidays, when many get time off or at least a break in routine, it's time to get back into the swing of things.  Blue Monday - I don't feature a lot of the small/new holidays, but this one really sums up much of January for many of us. Bundling Up - I like to feature some articles of applicable clothing in these monthly...

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