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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.

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...

What Can I Do With My Slow Drawings?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Slow drawing has seeped into every part of my art practice. I love...

Finding a Sense of Wonder in Your Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I've been hosting Slow Drawing Parties since the beginning of the...
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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Do Less, Make More.

Do Less, Make More.

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the things that has fascinated me most about art over the last few years is how powerful it is when we create space. I find the less I do, the more I make. For me, and my students, it's about creating space: Physical space in which...

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The Best Gifts for Artists 2021

The Best Gifts for Artists 2021

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: This year, in the spirit of reducing the amount of stuff that might end up in our oceans or landfills, I'm suggesting some less tangible, but highly valuable gifts. Some of them are completely free, and others are an investment. Each of...

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Is it Art Talent Or Art Work?

Is it Art Talent Or Art Work?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You:  Over the last two weeks, we engaged in a simple art challenge. The idea was to create for a short period of time, on a small square, every day for 12 days. You were invited to let go of perfectionism and embrace play and...

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