THE BLOG

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.

Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the things that most fuels my art practice is working small....

What is An Artist Residency?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm just back from a week in Summerville, South Carolina for my...

Basic Watercolor Supplies + Skills

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I get a lot of questions about watercolor painting and supplies, so...
What To Do After An Art Challenge

What To Do After An Art Challenge

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Art challenges provide a wonderful burst of inspiration, accountability, and community. But they all end eventually, and to really dig into your own art practice, you can't always be responding to a challenge. So what do you do when the...

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How to Organize Your Art Studio

How to Organize Your Art Studio

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I have always had a space dedicated to my art making. For years while living with roommates it was tiny - a container under my bed, or a small desk in my bedroom. Now I'm lucky enough to have an entire room in my house. Whether in a big...

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More Art Play Makes Better Art Work

More Art Play Makes Better Art Work

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I spend a lot of time urging you to repeat yourself, to focus on exploration, and to luxuriate in the joy of the process. Today I'd like to illustrate what that looks like for me in the hope of inspiring you to push further in your own...

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Creating Slow Drawing Patterns

Creating Slow Drawing Patterns

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the questions I get a lot is how I come up with my slow drawing patterns. In December, I come up with the batch of patterns that we will explore in the first six months of the year, and in May, I generate the second batch. Since I...

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