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  • Choosing the right paper for your art

    Art supply stores are well stocked these days with a variety of different paper brands to choose from. When you’re a paper fan – like me – it’s a dream come true but for those just starting out, or changing medium, it can be a little daunting. When are the thing you should pay attention to when choosing a new

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Getting your artwork printed

    There are many reasons why you’d want a printable version of your art. Maybe the most important one of all is backup. Should anything happen to your original work, it’s good to know you can at least create a high quality reproduction. But you may also want to sell your original and keep a file on hand for selling prints.

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Studio Diaries / 002

    It’s a wrap for one of my larger works, “Michael”, a portrait of my cat who passed away a few weeks ago. I had a large sheet of Bristol paper that, as it turned out, wasn’t really my thing to draw on. So I used it for this with watercolor and ink. I never really paint animals and I guess

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools
  • Studio Diaries / 001

    I have a mild obsession with series. I need things to fit together. A friend gifted me a nice Ikea Ribba photo frame that holds 5 seperate works and that was the perfect excuse to create a 5 part…series yes. 😀 For a while I wanted to paint a couple of sculptures that I really like. The ones I chose

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    Original art and prints by Sabra Awlad Issa | Dear Jools

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