THE BLOG

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.

Basic Watercolor Supplies + Skills

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I get a lot of questions about watercolor painting and supplies, so...

Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: https://vimeo.com/896698530/063add7e47?share=copy This year is going...

Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I love creating a yearly list of gifts for artists. I love getting...
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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