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Happy International Women's Day!

I have no grand schematic for this blog post, but I just felt the undeniable tug to say something today: I am so happy to be standing here with you.  I had never owned the word "feminist" before; but in the last year of my life I have realized that feminism has been with me all along, and recently I have whole-heartedly embraced it. Feminism is the idea that men and women should have equal rights - financially, emotionally, in their healthcare, and in their home. In that a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, the same is true for feminism. When we see ourselves in others' success, we know we can succeed. When we use our resources to...

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Happy March - Download the NEW Desktop Wallpaper!

Hello friends in love + equality, happy March! I can't believe it's already here, and as I am writing this, my balcony door is open and the first breezes and rumbles of a March thunderstorm are rolling in. This month, I created a new illustration for our Desktop Wallpaper, starting with a pencil sketch, painting with india ink, and finally lining with my Faber Castell Artist Pitt Pen. The colors for this one gave me a bit of a time, but when I popped in that spot of lime, I was in love. I hope you enjoy it too!  Here's a close-up of my inking process: I love to see when others enjoy my freebies, so feel free to post a pic...

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Welcome, February! How is your desktop looking?

I hope you are having a fantastic 2017 so far! I have realized that I LOVE designing these monthly free desktop downloads. The February Illustration was created by printing out the type, and drawing on top of it, adding flourishes and flowers with my trusty Faber Castell Artist PITT Pen. Feel free to leave me feedback or suggestions in the comments, or tag me on Instagram @PaperRaven.Co so I can see your desktop in-action! Enjoy, my friends :)   Click Here to Download  

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Happy December, A Free Download Gift for You!

Every month, I create a special, original illustration for email subscribers to download and use for their enjoyment on their desktops. This December, I created a mini calendar backdrop with hand-drawn type and lots of festive flourishes. I used my trusty Tombow Calligraphy Pen to do the lettering ;) Just my way of saying thank you for taking a step alongside of me on the journey of building Paper Raven Co. So without further ado...  Click Here to Download  

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Free Thanksgiving Wine Label Printable

I hope you have a peaceful and fulfilling Thanksgiving, whatever your traditions are. In the spirit of the holiday, I have created a free printable wine label for you to dress up your hostess gifts! Please print as many as you'd like. What You'll Need:1. Bottle of Wine or Spirits2. Double-Sided Tape (Or regular tape will work)3. Scissors4. Printable Directions:1. Click below to download the printable. The print size is at 8.5x11" (standard printer).2. Cut out the printable along the border. 3. Fill in the "To" and "From" sections. 4. Use double-sided tape to attach to your bottle (you can remove the label first if you'd like, but it's not required - this printable wraps around a standard size bottle). 5. Bring your...

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