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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.

Draw Yourself Calm Is Available In The UK!

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm more than pleased to tell you that my book, Draw Yourself Calm,...

Making Art Work In The Time You Have

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Last week I had the great pleasure of returning to Maine to camp for...

Clear The Clutter and Make More Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: For some of us, it can be hard to make time and space for art...
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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The Best Gifts for Artists 2020

The Best Gifts for Artists 2020

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each year I compile a short list of gifts that I think would be wonderfully nurturing for the artists in your life. It's a list that I hope you as an artist share with your loved ones to give them ideas, and also as a way to spur you to...

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The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2020

The Mindful Art Studio Book List 2020

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each fall I compile a list of books that have inspired me throughout the year. I love sharing the books that have inspired my work and enriched my life. While I'm usually share books mostly about art and artists, I've realized nature has...

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Playing With Inchie Art

Playing With Inchie Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I had to keep quiet about my BIG ART approach for a long time while I was building my class - it's so fun to share with you now about it. I wanted to get playful, I made a little video for you that shows my process:...

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Making Small Art Work

Making Small Art Work

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: When I line up a bunch of little papers, and make playful swoops, marks, and swaths of color, it feels playful and free. When I'm staring at a big, blank piece of paper or a canvas, it can sometimes create pressure. - you invest a lot of...

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