Veronica Jarski

editor | writer | illustrator | creativity's fangirl

How to Overcome Writer’s Block: Illustrated Tips to Inspire You

Need to write something but you can’t get beyond staring at your empty screen or notebook? It happens! Just don’t give into the self-doubt and panic (and procrastination) that sometimes … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Six Basic Blogging Rules I Should Have Followed When I Started This Blog

This personal blog has suffered an identity crisis for a couple of years. It started as a place to share writing advice, but then I became so heavily focused on … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Up Close With Flowers [From My Sketchbook]

Have you taken time to draw the flowers in your yard? In your container garden? Doing so is a lovely excuse to be outside and to dig into your colored … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Story-Driven Presentations, Nerdiness, and the Desire to Always Be Learning

One of my childhood dreams* was to become a children’s book illustrator. Now an adult, I’ve channeled my love of colorful drawings, bold lines, good stories, and the whimsical into the illustrated … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Tolkien Reading Day

If ever you needed a reason to read (or re-read) The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy by author J.R.R. Tolkien, today’s the day.  In 2003, The Tolkien Society … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Five Must-Read Romantic Classics for Valentine’s Day

Romantic love is far too complex to be covered in a two-hour movie, so on this Valentine’s Day, instead of hunkering down in front of the big screen (or the … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentines for Bookworms [Downloadable Literary Valentines]

Imagine receiving a little note or valentine from Edgar Allan Poe, Flannery O’Connor, Jane Austen, or Daphne DuMaurier. What would it say? I created six note-card size illustrations of some … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentines for Marketers [Slideshow]

Late one night, I remembered how I had been unable to send out Christmas cards, so I had promised my marketing friend Courtney Bosch that I’d make her a Valentine’s … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Make a Presentation That People Actually Want to See [Slideshow]

Presentation slides once evoked the images of disconnected overdone slides that either made your eyes bleed from too much going-ons or made them close from sheer boredom. But one look … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment
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