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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

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. . . 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 long; much too long for publication (in fact, it's long enough I've even categorized it!)

So today I thought it might be fun to share an excerpt of my studio bucket list with you with the hope that you would be inspired to take the time to write. . . 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. . . 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 things before finding out. Personally, it took me until I was 54 before I found out what the hell I was trying to communicate.

In the end, it turned out to be rather simple:

I am trying to capture a tiny part of the magic I experience in looking at. . . 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

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 it's infinitely harder when you're working on something that takes as long to complete as. . . well, as a colored pencil drawing! (Yes, I speak from experience.)

Maybe you're stuck in the same boat. After all, creating art isn't usually a. . . read more

Artists, compared to the general population, are known to have unique traits. One of these is curiosity. If you find that. . . 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




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