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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 didnโ€™t understand the meaning of โ€œhandmade,โ€ 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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