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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.

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...

How I Grieved My Brother’s Death Through Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Over the weekend, I was listening to an On Being episode with artist...
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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Finding Your Creative Spark

Finding Your Creative Spark

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Today I have the pleasure of sharing a lovely podcast interview I did with Suzanne Redmond, of The Left Brain Artist. You may be familiar with this podcast already, as Suzanne has a thoughtful, easy-going style and has interviewed some of...

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My Art Book Wish List 2019

My Art Book Wish List 2019

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each fall I compile a list of my favorite art books. My hope is to inspire you to keep your world brimming with creative inspiration and encouragement, as I find this is an essential part of feeding my own art practice. This year, I've...

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Perfectionism is Ruining Your Art Practice

Perfectionism is Ruining Your Art Practice

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Lately I've been thinking about the importance of finishing things, and it's relationship to perfectionsim. I don't know if this happens to you, but sometimes I look around and notice I have about 6 or 7 art pieces in process. Or I notice...

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