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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.

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Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Last year, during all the stress of the pandemic and lockdown, I...

The Best Gifts for Artists 2021

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: This year, in the spirit of reducing the amount of stuff that might...

The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2021

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Every fall, I compile a list of books that have made an impact on me...
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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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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The Inchie Challenge 2021

The Inchie Challenge 2021

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each summer I host an art challenge that focuses on getting you to meet your top art goals - make more fun, meaningful art. There is so much that can get in the way of your creative life. I want to help you make art making so accessible,...

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The Simplest Things

The Simplest Things

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: At the Nature Spells Book Retreat last week, one of the things we discussed was the power of making space for the simplest things. We think our ideas need to be grand, or complicated, in order to be good enough. But it's not true. I think...

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