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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

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

Is there ever a right time to give up on a particular artistic medium? And if so, how do you know that time is right now?

I'll be perfectly honest, I've thought about ditching colored pencils a time or two. Probably every artist has asked that question at one time or another. But how do you know when the time is right to give up, versus when to ignore those nagging. . . read more

Have you ever wished it was just a little bit easier to hang your artwork? Framing, matting, measure, hammering. . . it’s. . . read more

Award-winning portrait artist, Timothy Chambers, has just released a new book. . . a coloring book for adults called Seeing. . . read more

You want to be happy, no matter what life sends your way? The first thing you need to understand is that happiness is a choice.

It's true. Endorphins are molecules that are created in your pituitary gland. We do not magically receive them from a joke or an event that happened to us. It's an important distinction to make!

When I was struggling with my black hound, I. . . read more

Most people would agree that working as an artist is quite different from working in an office or going to a full-time job. As an. . . read more

NOTE: Today’s article isn’t about the technical transaction of selling. It’s not about how to sell your artwork,. . . read more

Making art can be a struggle—and for many artists, the idea of "quitting" always lurks in the background.

Now, when you think of quitting your art, you probably think of no longer doing art at all. That's the big one, but there other ways to let the "quitting bug" infect your work and life as an artist. Here are four.

• When you quit learning • Anytime you quit on. . . read more

This is what I know: art is power I just celebrated a decade birthday. I’m gathering up my blessings, taking stock. Have I. . . read more

There IS a formula to improve your art skills. Are you using it? When people tell me they are bad at art, what they really mean. . . read more




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