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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

Art reproduction company TOPofART recently sent me the time-lapse video below, and it blew my mind—I hope you enjoy it as. . . read more

Located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Sekinchan is one of many paddy plantations that cover the land. It is unique. . . read more

Last year I began an envelope exchange, a popular activity for letter lovers of all ages. Within a short time, almost 50 people committed to sending one hand-addressed envelope each month to a “pen pal” on their list.

The participants are both ladies and gents all over the United States as well as internationally. If you’re new to hand lettering or journaling, these letter. . . read more

Disappointment is as much a part of life as breathing. If you’ve lived any length of time, you’ve experienced disappointment;. . . read more

As artists, we often run into obstacles that hinder our creativity. Maybe it’s just a small worry that sucks some of the. . . read more

I once had a kitchen window with an awful view: Dirt. That was all, just plain ol' dirt. Nothing even growing in it. The little bay window made no sense to me at all. It was the backwoods equivalent of having a window that opened onto a brick wall.

It turned out to be the best view I ever had.

I'd stand at the sink, looking out into the high vertical bank of bare earth. Over. . . read more

Many artists are trying to find their inspiration, their “muse,” their creative influence, or their USP (unique. . . read more

We’re all used to painting on stretched, primed canvas, right? It’s the default surface for painters everywhere. And. . . read more

What is art?

That's the question artist Robert Good and designer Jane Glennie have been asking for years—3 years, to be exact—while they painstakingly compiled answers from every corner of the internet into a never-before-published book titled A New Dictionary of Art.

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Current events seem to be on overload: earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and health problems, to name a few. I’m guessing we’re. . . read more

If you’re like me, you’re always seeing great opportunities to sketch and paint. But it isn’t easy to carry. . . read more

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