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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

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

Artists, compared to the general population, are known to have unique traits.

One of these is curiosity. If you find that you’re more curious than others, you know what I mean. In school, you might have been the one to ask “why” while your classmates silently looked on. A friend in kindergarten actually asked me why I asked so many questions!

We can learn much from. . . read more

You ever notice how the best products for artists are almost always made by other artists? How many times have you needed. . . read more

“Human rights and the widespread denial of human rights is the most important subject in the world. At our peril, we close. . . read more




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