Over the years I’ve shared many different step-by-step tutorials, both here at EE and at my own blog. They range in subject. . . read more
As so many cities are experiencing right now, my own city of Charleston, South Carolina is under immense development—and one of. . . read more
Do you see your unfinished artwork as something with unlimited potential? You should! Because that's what it is.
Remember, having unfinished art is a NATURAL, REGULAR, NORMAL part of creative process. After a while, though, that pile of work can start feeling like growing evidence of everything you. . . read more
Think back to the last time you were in an elementary school classroom—what stands out in your memory? The desks, arranged. . . read more
Everyone has a wish list, I suppose—a list of things they hope to do before they die. I have one, too. It’s several pages. . . read more
As an art tutor (and artist) I know that self-doubt and confidence is one of the biggest things for artists to overcome. These doubts in the main come from feeling you have not met a standard that a) you've set for yourself or b) seen set by someone else.
So today I want to share how I deal with these issues. I hope they'll help you, too—either as an artist or simply as a human. . . read more
If you like art—as a professional, student, or teacher—your source of fresh ideas is somewhere out in the world. As Rumi. . . read more
Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different. . . read more
Life is hard. . . art can be hard.
And making a living with art? Well, that can feel impossible. I know; I’ve been there.
A short time ago, I wrote an article on how to finish what you start. Maybe you've struggled with that, too. It’s so easy to set something. . . read more
Have you ever felt discouraged about asking for things? Maybe you sometimes feel that you’re going to be rejected anyway. . .. . . read more
Starting something is easy. Finishing? Not so much. It’s difficult enough to finish things when they go relatively swiftly, but. . . read more