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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.

Journaling Prompts for Coping with Quarantine

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the things I've thought a lot about since the start of the...

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...
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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Art Alchemy Is Open for Registration

Art Alchemy Is Open for Registration

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: At the end of 2019, I thought about what I wanted to offer in 2020. I thought about what you needed most in your art practice. I thought about what I needed too. And as I reflected on your feedback in classes, the blog, social media, and...

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Best Gifts for Artists 2019

Best Gifts for Artists 2019

Each year I compile a list of my favorite art related supplies for the year. This year I’ve included supplies to help you make art on the go, empower your artistic voice, decorate your home with original art, and finally take that class with me that you’ve been dreaming about. These are the best gifts for artists in 2019.

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