How to Develop Your Artistic Style

How to Develop Your Artistic Style

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Here’s what I most want you to know about how to develop your artistic style: you can’t force it. When coaching clients and students tell me they want to develop a style, I suggest that what they need is not a style, but a...
Let’s Make Perfectly Imperfect Art

Let’s Make Perfectly Imperfect Art

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: In my Diving Deep class, we focus on learning to dance between intuition and technical skill. The skill we have been focusing on this week, blind and semi-blind contour drawing, is one that can really call up the inner critic....
Intuitive Painting Techniques

Intuitive Painting Techniques

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: The last days of the year are a time for most of us to take a deep breath and sink deeply into the couch after the holiday craziness. It’s also a great time to do some introspective art. Rather than endlessly scrolling...
How to Push Past Fear in Your Art

How to Push Past Fear in Your Art

  (If the Soundcloud app pops up asking you to download, you can just “X” out of it and continue playing the podcast here.)   You can now access the replay from Art Journaling Freedom. I’ve created a classed called, Freeing the Muse. You...

Art Journaling Prompts for Gratitude

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. You don’t need to worry about gifts or extraneous obligations, and all the focus is all on family, food, and all the good things happening in your life. In the United States, it’s also the most widely celebrated holiday...
The Mindful Breath: A Simple Form of Self-Care

The Mindful Breath: A Simple Form of Self-Care

You’ve probably heard that controlling your breathing, and practicing mindfulness are great ways to beat stress. But what does that really mean? How does a mindful breath help you psychologically and biologically? A Simple Breathing Technique The Breath Project,...

Can You Meditate Through Art? Part 2

  Dear Wonderful, Creative You: A few months ago I did a post called Can You Meditate Through Art?  where I shared a tutorial on mandalas using art as a way to meditate. So many of you told me how inspiring it was, I’d like to talk more in depth about...