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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

Most people would agree that working as an artist is quite different from working in an office or going to a full-time job. As an. . . read more

NOTE: Today’s article isn’t about the technical transaction of selling. It’s not about how to sell your artwork,. . . read more

Making art can be a struggle—and for many artists, the idea of "quitting" always lurks in the background.

Now, when you think of quitting your art, you probably think of no longer doing art at all. That's the big one, but there other ways to let the "quitting bug" infect your work and life as an artist. Here are four.

• When you quit learning • Anytime you quit on. . . read more

This is what I know: art is power I just celebrated a decade birthday. I’m gathering up my blessings, taking stock. Have I. . . read more

There IS a formula to improve your art skills. Are you using it? When people tell me they are bad at art, what they really mean. . . read more

Psychologists tell us that there are 2 main motivators in life—the fear of loss and the wish for gain.

Depending on your socioeconomic past, one of those things will be the dominant driver for every action you take. Generally people who have seen true hardship do not need productivity tricks because they have already seen the worst that can happen. The rest of us, however. . . 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. . . read more

Do you see your unfinished artwork as something with unlimited potential? You should! Because that's what it is.

Remember, having unfinished art is a NATURAL, REGULAR, NORMAL part of creative process. After a while, though, that pile of work can start feeling like growing evidence of everything you. . . 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. . . read more




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