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Dear Wonderful, Creative You:

Welcome to Mindful Art Studio. I am Amy and I’m here to show you how to paint from your heart and soul and play with art again.

Creating Slow Drawing Patterns

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the questions I get a lot is how I come up with my slow...

The Best Gifts for Artists 2022

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: While I tend towards minimalism, I enjoy a new art supply from time...

Drawing to Calm Anxiety

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Whether you are quarantined at home, or an essential worker going...
Creating Slow Drawing Patterns

Creating Slow Drawing Patterns

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the questions I get a lot is how I come up with my slow drawing patterns. In December, I come up with the batch of patterns that we will explore in the first six months of the year, and in May, I generate the second batch. Since I...

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The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2022

The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2022

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each year I compile a list of books that have been important to me and my creative life during the year. I hope you find a few that speak to you here, and that you comment at the bottom to add to the list. Art + Drawing Books: Life is...

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Our Longing For Retreat

Our Longing For Retreat

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: It's been two years since I've been able to return to one of my most beloved places on earth - to Squam Lake for an art retreat. When I arrived, the lake was a sight for sore eyes, and I felt myself sink into its familiar embrace. Squam...

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