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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 Art And Nature Are Helping Me Through The Pandemic

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Greetings to you in 2021! In the fall each year, I take time to...

The Best Gifts for Artists 2020

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each year I compile a short list of gifts that I think would be...

The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2020

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each fall I compile a list of books that have inspired me throughout...
The Best Gifts for Artists 2020

The Best Gifts for Artists 2020

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each year I compile a short list of gifts that I think would be wonderfully nurturing for the artists in your life. It's a list that I hope you as an artist share with your loved ones to give them ideas, and also as a way to spur you to...

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The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2020

The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2020

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each fall I compile a list of books that have inspired me throughout the year. I love sharing the books that have inspired my work and enriched my life. While I'm usually share books mostly about art and artists, I've realized nature has...

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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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