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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.

How I Grieved My Brother’s Death Through Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Over the weekend, I was listening to an On Being episode with artist...

Playing With Inchie Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I had to keep quiet about my BIG ART approach for a long time while...

Drawing to Calm Anxiety

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Whether you are quarantined at home, or an essential worker going...
Playing With Inchie Art

Playing With Inchie Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I had to keep quiet about my BIG ART approach for a long time while I was building my class - it's so fun to share with you now about it. I wanted to get playful, I made a little video for you that shows my process:...

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Making Small Art Work

Making Small Art Work

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: When I line up a bunch of little papers, and make playful swoops, marks, and swaths of color, it feels playful and free. When I'm staring at a big, blank piece of paper or a canvas, it can sometimes create pressure. - you invest a lot of...

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Mindful Art Parties

Mindful Art Parties

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Since we went into quarantine, each week I've been holding a live, free Mindful Art Party. It's a time you dedicate to yourself, to connect and create with artists from all over the world. Despite social distancing, we can still create...

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Drawing to Calm Anxiety

Drawing to Calm Anxiety

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Whether you are quarantined at home, or an essential worker going out into the world to make sure the rest of us get our needs met, most of us are feeling anxious, out of sorts, and generally unsure of what to do with ourselves, at least...

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Layered Art Journal Pages

Layered Art Journal Pages

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I thought it would be fun to give you an idea about how to work in a "process oriented" way in your art journal. It's time we kicked perfectionism to the curb! Let's focus on finding the joy in making art again. Here's how I do it:...

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