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a few art supplies are essential for solo travel

8 Essentials for Solo Travel

After I sold my business in 2015, I had the opportunity to do some traveling. Even though I’d dreamed of travel… I didn’t go. I did not have a travel companion and was afraid to go by myself, so I did not go. Fast forward 2 years and a cross-country move,  and in 2017 I…

ways to make money in grad school

6 Weird Ways to Make Money as a Grad Student

Graduate school is an odd season of life. While many work full time during graduate studies, often others, like me, discover their graduate program isn’t a good complement to a standard full-time job and, like me, seek alternate ways to maintain an income while working towards the next career goal. For me, during even the…

DIY Cement Dye

How to DIY your Own Cement Dye

DIY dying cement is a tough job. Cement is often a dark media (my favorite crafting variety, Rockite, however, is already light, making dying easier) and the chemical processes and heating that take place during the curing process seem to destroy most pigments. In my initial attempts, I used a professional grade high pigment fluid…