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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

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

Have you ever felt discouraged about asking for things? Maybe you sometimes feel that you’re going to be rejected anyway. . . so why bother? I know I’ve often felt that way, but time and experience has taught me to get back on the horse and try again.

In fact, one of the best things I’ve learned over the last few years as an independent artist (and writer) is how important it is. . . 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. . . read more




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