Don’t Make Art, Make Marks

Don’t Make Art, Make Marks

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Happy March! I’ve been deep in content creation mode, and I cannot wait to spill the beans about my new class! It’s going to be such an adventurous and beautiful experience for so many of you, who will dive deeper than...
Making Each Day More Art-Ful

Making Each Day More Art-Ful

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: As I reflected on my goals for this new year, one thing was very clear: In 2018, I want to make my days more art-filled, everyday. I’ve got a few ideas on how I’ll be making each day more art-ful, and I am excited to...
Finding Meaning in My Art

Finding Meaning in My Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: These are the tools of my self-healing: A board. A painty towel. Varied colors of paint. Water. This is how I am finding meaning in my art: I wet the surface with a wide brush and let my emotions flow with the water. I’m not pushing...
Holiday Gift Guide for Artists

Holiday Gift Guide for Artists

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: For this year’s holiday gift guide for artists, I thought that rather than just offering a list of all my favorite art supplies, I’d offer a mix of cherished supplies and fun artsy items that will help inject more creativity...
Choosing from the Heart with Connie Solera

Choosing from the Heart with Connie Solera

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’m excited to be brining you this conversation with Connie Solera of Dirty Footprints Studio on the merits of choosing from the heart, both in her life and in art. We talk about how art helps us know ourselves and our needs. I...

Into the Depths: Studio Time, August 2017

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’ve been thinking a lot about what inspires and empowers me to create lately, so that I can best inspire and empower YOU to create. A lot of what inspires me is seeing other artists’ work, gathering ideas and...

Fresh Color Ideas

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Shelf Envy

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The Stateside Look

The Stateside Look

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Light Up The World

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We Love Relaxing

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How to Make a Little Art Everyday

How to Make a Little Art Everyday

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’d like to share a personal story about why I make a little art everyday. My parents both grew up poor. Their families were raised in the depression and so they learned to be resourceful and practical. They both scraped together...
The Inchie Challenge

The Inchie Challenge

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: By now you are probably aware that I am in love with small format art, and perhaps I’ve even managed to give you the bug too. Perhaps, you’ve signed up for my new class, Fluid Art, which teaches how to use high flow...
Why You Think You Aren’t an Artist

Why You Think You Aren’t an Artist

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I’ve been thinking a lot about why you think you aren’t an artist, when of course, I know we are all creative. This is one of the most common issues that gets in the way for folks in pursuing their creative dreams. Even...
Art Journal Flip Through: Handmade Tunnel Journal

Art Journal Flip Through: Handmade Tunnel Journal

Hello Wonderful, Creative You: I’m so excited about the work I’ve been doing lately, I wanted to share another flip through video with you.  I hope you like them too! This Fluid Art method has been wonderful for me because it’s so time effective. It...
Your Job as an Artist is to Show Up

Your Job as an Artist is to Show Up

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: We have been talking this year about creative goals, and at different intervals, I’ve been checking in with you about mine. I’m happy to report that I’ve been pretty faithful to my goals, and I want to share how....
Make Time to Make Art Part Two

Make Time to Make Art Part Two

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Honestly, there is so much that can get in the way of a creative life. Creative endeavors are an extra, right? A bonus for those who have time. A benefit for the rich. Unless you are an artist, creative projects are for retired people who...
How to Make Time to Make Art

How to Make Time to Make Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Let’s make time to make art. It’s time to clear out the emotional cobwebs, and find the joy in creation and connection. You deserve creative self-care. Let’s get started with some concrete ways you can make more art....
Holiday Gift Guide for Art Journaling

Holiday Gift Guide for Art Journaling

Dear Wonderful Creative You: I frequently get questions about what to give creative people and art journalists. Most artists I know get pretty darn excited about supplies, and I like to make it easy for their loved ones to wow them  with inspiring goodies in a little...
Painting Through Grief with Joy Simon

Painting Through Grief with Joy Simon

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Today is the last day in the Creative Self-Care interview series, and in a way, I’ve saved the most powerful story for last. Joy Simon is an artist who I’ve known through the Mindful Art Studio community for a few years now....
Creating Beyond Limitations with Barbara Shelton

Creating Beyond Limitations with Barbara Shelton

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Today’s interview is with Barbara Shelton, an amazing artist who has used art through recovery from a serious injury to her body and soul. I think her relationship with art, the inner critic, and her need to create will resonate...