Motivation & Inspiration

Need a dose of inspiration today?

 Get motivated with any one of our inspirational art articles on the beautiful, difficult, fulfilling life of being a professional artist, as well as helpful, encouraging stories from artists like you.

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Every so often in artistic circles I come across a debate over which is more important: inspiration or perspiration (otherwise known as effort). Artists generally side...
Our third word is INTEGRATE, which follows observe and ponder. “Everything on the page should talk to each other.” This wise advice came from my instructor...
A close companion to our first word for artists, observe, is PONDER: to contemplate, reflect, and perhaps ruminate a bit. You’ll find a lot of folks...
Some time ago I wrote down 6 words based on academic elements and principles in order to teach a design class. These words are concepts, and...
Overcome disappointment
Disappointment is as much a part of life as breathing. If you’ve lived any length of time, you’ve experienced disappointment; there is simply no way around...
Many artists are trying to find their inspiration, their “muse,” their creative influence, or their USP (unique selling point, in marketing terms). No matter what you...
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