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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

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. . . read more

As so many cities are experiencing right now, my own city of Charleston, South Carolina is under immense development—and one of the negative impacts is all the trash left behind on a daily basis.

So I decided to do something about it. . . and you can too!

As a self-taught artist, my creative process has always been guided by two principles. First and most importantly, produce. . . 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. . . 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




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