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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

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

Psychologists tell us that there are 2 main motivators in life—the fear of loss and the wish for gain. Depending on your. . . read more

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 from how to blend colored pencils, to a full-on series describing how to paint with. . . 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,. . . read more

Think back to the last time you were in an elementary school classroom—what stands out in your memory? The desks, arranged neatly in rows, perhaps. . . a chalkboard or whiteboard at the front. And (probably!) bright, colorful posters lining the walls.

Nearly every classroom is decorated with educational, informational, and motivational posters, many of which are purchased by the. . . 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. . . 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 said: “What you seek is seeking you.” It’s a matter of connecting.

So today I’d like to share three ways to find artistic inspiration, and give you an easy tool to capture those sources of inspiration to. . . 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. . . read more




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