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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.

Is it Art Talent Or Art Work?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You:  Over the last two weeks, we engaged in a simple art challenge....

You Don’t Need an Art Style, You Need an Art Practice

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the most common questions I get from students is this: How do...

The Simplest Things

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: At the Nature Spells Book Retreat last week, one of the things we...
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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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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How to Sew Your Own Journal

How to Sew Your Own Journal

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I have been making my own journals for some time - some sewn simply, some rolled or loose, and some folded accordion style. I love the playfulness of these techniques. But I have longed to sew a more traditional book - a beautiful journal...

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To Get Creative, Get Curious

To Get Creative, Get Curious

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: What is sparking your creativity these days? For me, it's been the tiny, itty bitty interior spaces of natural objects. I'm fascinated by the abstract shapes made by the gills of a fungus, or the holes and crevices in a piece of algae. I...

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5 Minute Art Journaling Prompts

5 Minute Art Journaling Prompts

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Finding the time to do the things we love can be hard - especially when so many things compete for our attention, and especially during a pandemic. I've been hearing from students for years about how hard it is to find the time to create,...

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