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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.

Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the things that most fuels my art practice is working small....

What is An Artist Residency?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm just back from a week in Summerville, South Carolina for my...

Basic Watercolor Supplies + Skills

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I get a lot of questions about watercolor painting and supplies, so...
Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the things that most fuels my art practice is working small. It gives me so much permission to play, experiment, and try out new things without feeling the pressure of time. Small things also just feel so easy to manipulate and mix...

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What is An Artist Residency?

What is An Artist Residency?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm just back from a week in Summerville, South Carolina for my artist residency, and I'm excited to share about it with you, in the hopes that you'll create some dedicated art time for youself. What is An Artist Residency? Artist...

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Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: https://vimeo.com/896698530/063add7e47?share=copy This year is going to be SO full of creative goodness in this community, and you are invited to join in. The Simplest Things Challenge is a free 5-day challenge where you create something...

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Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I love creating a yearly list of gifts for artists. I love getting gifts, don't you? But as time goes by, I feel more and more strongly that it's important to have a few high quality supplies that we use well, rather than tons of mediocre...

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Mindful Art Studio Best Books 2023

Mindful Art Studio Best Books 2023

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, and that you comment at the bottom to add your favorites to the list. Drawing and Painting:...

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5 Beginner Watercolor Techniques

5 Beginner Watercolor Techniques

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Over the last year I've been playing with 5 beginner watercolor techniques that are relatively simple, and yet they give me room for so much play and discovery. I'm excited to share them with you. Step 1: Start with a simple shape. I'm a...

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What To Do After An Art Challenge

What To Do After An Art Challenge

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Art challenges provide a wonderful burst of inspiration, accountability, and community. But they all end eventually, and to really dig into your own art practice, you can't always be responding to a challenge. So what do you do when the...

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