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Faber-Castell White Pitt Pen Review

I am on a continuing quest for the perfect white pen. Sadly, the Faber-Castell white ink pen underperformed. I LOVE most things Faber-Castell makes, especially their Pitt pen line. So, I was super excited when they announced they were releasing new white pens. Well. Not exactly “new.” They already had a big white pen that […]

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Show Prep

My show is this Sunday and I spent my days off prepping. Well, prepping as much as I could with two toddlers running around. My friend from Audrey Miller Art set me up with a small run of pins. I love how they turned out. I’m going to try to have a few mini calendars […]

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Sketchbook Sunday: Mermaid

I was at work and my friend and I were talking about how there isn’t enough diversity with mermaid stories. Either the protagonist is a white mermaid or the story has a group of diverse mermaids but not many stories where the protagonist is a mermaid of color. I’ve started to notice this more and […]

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I Love My Job

A few days ago was my 1 year work anniversary. I work at a bookstore in Portland and I love it. Before running my jewelry business full-time, I had a few retail jobs. My longest and favorite job was at Borders Books. I’m still friends with a lot of people I worked with then. And […]

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Inktober Roundup- Top 5

I always start off Inktober with such high hopes. But life always gets in the way. This year, I only completed 22/31 drawings. Here are my top 5. I used my Copic markers on toned paper for this drawing. I had this idea of drawing from quotes. This one was, “If I had a flower […]

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Dia De Muertos Tarot Deck Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter campaign for my tarot deck is now LIVE! You can check it out here. I launched the campaign on my birthday (Aug. 23rd) and it is set to run until September 30th. I didn’t want the campaign to end in the middle of the month so, against all the tips I read about […]

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Rose Quartz Witch Drawing

I needed a small break from my tarot deck and Copics and ended up with this Witchy Woman. This witch drawing started off as a little sketch I did so I could play with my Tombow Fudenosuke calligraphy pen. A post shared by Rose Hillen (@rosehillenart) on Jul 28, 2018 at 12:58am PDT The pen […]

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Be Fearless in the Pursuit of What Sets Your Soul on Fire

Be fearless. About a year ago, I said good-bye to my jewelry business. There were customers who were hurtful, people who didn’t understand the meaning of “handmade,” and combined with my difficult pregnancy, it was too much. After giving birth to my second child and almost losing my life, I decided to live my life […]

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