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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

So you want to become a more skilled artist? First things first, you need to be drawing regularly—pretty much every day!. . . read more

Our third word is INTEGRATE, which follows observe and ponder. “Everything on the page should talk to each other.” This wise. . . read more

Imagine sitting and painting in the high, bright sunshine amid the many faces of the Alpine mountains in Europe. . . or if you have the chance, don't just imagine it. Go there! I can tell you that it's worth the effort! Each mountain face and peak calls for your attention: the way the sun hits the different mountainsides as it moves east to west; the way the snow fills the crags and covers the. . . read more

A close companion to our first word for artists, observe, is PONDER: to contemplate, reflect, and perhaps ruminate a bit.. . . read more

Some time ago I wrote down 6 words based on academic elements and principles in order to teach a design class. These words are. . . read more

Have you ever heard this poem?   Stick to your task 'til it sticks to you; Beginners are many, but enders are few. Honour, power, place, and praise Will come, in time, to the one who stays. Stick to your task 'til it sticks to you; Bend at it, sweat at it, smile at it too; For out of the bend and the sweat and the smile Will come life's victories, after awhile. -Author. . . read more

A small group of artists and activists in Ohio is working on cleaning up pollution that seeps into rivers and waterways from. . . read more

Art reproduction company TOPofART recently sent me the time-lapse video below, and it blew my mind—I hope you enjoy it as much. . . read more

Located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Sekinchan is one of many paddy plantations that cover the land. It is unique because it is an absolutely man-made landscape—without the involvement of humans, it would have none of the same characteristics that it has today. . . . read more

Last year I began an envelope exchange, a popular activity for letter lovers of all ages. Within a short time, almost 50 people. . . read more

Disappointment is as much a part of life as breathing. If you’ve lived any length of time, you’ve experienced disappointment;. . . read more

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