Download of the Month

If you’ve enjoyed my blog posts and creative content this month, please consider supporting me with a one-time donation through Ko-fi!

Your support helps me:
~maintain my blog
~pay for design software
~run my small business.

Donate during the month of January to receive a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring one of my favorite motivational quotes!

Visit my Ko-fi page for more info!


If you enjoy my work, please consider supporting me for the cost of a cup of coffee! One-time supporters will receive cool downloadable content as a thank you.

Download of the Month

If you’ve enjoyed my blogging and creative content this month, please consider supporting me with a one-time donation through Ko-fi! Your support helps me maintain my blog, pays for my design software, and helps me run my small business.

Donate during the month of December to receive a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring my holly stemwear illustration!

Visit my Ko-fi page for more info!

If you enjoy my work, please consider supporting me for the cost of a cup of coffee! One-time supporters will receive cool downloadable content as a thank you.

5 Things to Remember When You Have the Creative Blues

Creative people have a reputation for being free-spirited, individualistic, and openminded creatures who somehow spin intangible things like ideas and inspiration into epic novels, fine art, and musical masterpieces. It’s a lovely talent to have, but these right-brained leanings come with downsides that get us labeled as sensitive, inconsistent, or downright weird.

Opening up about our struggles can be hard. They can be challenging for non-creative people to grasp or sympathize with. They often tie directly to our vulnerability about our artistic abilities or worth. And sometimes we simply don’t have a way to unravel the complex tangle of emotions into a comprehendible sentence. The good news is, you’re not alone!

Today, I’m here to share five things to remember if you’re coming down with a case of creative blues, feeling a little blocked, struggling to feel excited about your creative projects, or in the midst of some serious burnout.

Continue reading “5 Things to Remember When You Have the Creative Blues”

Flashback Friday

"We are Pantsers; proud of our discoveries, unafraid of mistakes, and free to write whatever pops into our head." -Excerpt from the blog post PANTSER APPRECIATION from ElzaKinde.com

Want to read the rest? Find it here.


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Flashback Friday

"I'm sure I'm not the only one searching for a golden piece of advice that will flip a switch and make me a better writer" -Excerpt from the blog post NOBODY BUYS AN IDEA from ElzaKinde.com

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  • Follow me on Ko-fi (cost free!) to get updates, news, and fun offers.
  • Make a secure, one-time donation to support my creative work.
  • Download exclusive content as a thank you for being a supporter.

Download of the Month

If you’ve enjoyed my blogging and creative content this month, please consider supporting me with a one-time donation through Ko-fi! Your support helps me maintain my blog, pays for my design software, and helps me run my small business.

Donate during the month of September to receive a lockscreen and desktop wallpaper featuring a creative quote from the one and only Albert Einstein.

Mockup of a mobile phone. A teal lockscreen with a fluid pattern features typography with the quote "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination" from Albert Einstein. Text to the right reads: "Support me on Ko-fi. September supporters will receive a phone lockscreen & desktop wallpaper featuring a creative quote from Albert Einstein as a thank you." a button underneath contains the link: ko-fi.com/ElzaKinde.

Visit my Ko-fi page for more info!

#Drinktober2020: A Daily Drawing Challenge

Drinktober: a 31-day Drawing Challenge

There’s something about autumn that gets my creative juices flowing. Inspired by the popular daily drawing challenge, Inktober, I’ve created my own set of themes related to beverages.

Continue reading “#Drinktober2020: A Daily Drawing Challenge”

Flashback Friday

"You are not better or worse as a creator because you experience creative block." -Excerpt from the blog post 7 STEPS FOR SURVIVING CREATIVE BLOCK from ElzaKinde.com

Want to read the rest? Find it here.


Like what you’re seeing? Buy me a coffee!
  • Follow me on Ko-fi (cost free!) to get updates, news, and fun offers.
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  • Download exclusive content as a thank you for being a supporter.

Working 9-5: Why I’m Live-Tweeting my Wednesdays

For the first time last week, I shared my virtual workspace via Twitter. An open invitation for my friends and followers to experience A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer was released on social media, along with a 9am-5pm schedule.

Working 9-5: Why I'm Live-Tweeting My Wednesdays

My plan: to Live Tweet my regular old workday on Wednesdays. But why?

Continue reading “Working 9-5: Why I’m Live-Tweeting my Wednesdays”

A Day in the Life

Have you been wondering how a graphic designer like me spends their day? Are you tired of working from home all alone? Did you ever think a regular workday would be exciting?

I invite you to join me for A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer. I’ll be sharing my workday with you via Twitter tomorrow (August 12) in a “productivity crawl” from 9am to 5pm (PST).

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to participate, but you will get a glimpse of my workspace, pick up a few tips and tricks on productivity, and hopefully get some much-needed social out of social media. Use this time to get stuff done in your own way.

A Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer. Work 9-5 PST with @ElzaKinde on Twitter. Wednesday, August 12.

Wednesday, August 12

9AM to 5PM (PST), hosted by @ElzaKinde on Twitter

9AM – Event Begins
9:30 – Research & Prep
10AM – Focus Time
11AM – 20 Minute Break
11:20 – Focus Time
12:30 – Lunch Break
1:30 – Event Resumes
1:45 – Check & Respond to Emails
2PM – Low-Focus Work + Entertainment
3PM – Stretch Break
4PM – Event Resumes
4:30 – Last Push
5PM – Event Ends

I hope to see you there!