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Dear Wonderful, Creative You:

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Creatively Yours,

Amy

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Mindful Art Studio Blog

The Simplest Things

The Simplest Things

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: At the Nature Spells Book Retreat last week, one of the things we discussed was the power of making space for the simplest things. We think our ideas need to be grand, or complicated, in order to be good enough. But it's not true. I think...

Do Less, Make More.

Do Less, Make More.

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: One of the things that has fascinated me most about art over the last few years is how powerful it is when we create space. I find the less I do, the more I make. For me, and my students, it's about creating space: Physical space in which...

To Get Creative, Get Curious

To Get Creative, Get Curious

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: What is sparking your creativity these days? For me, it's been the tiny, itty bitty interior spaces of natural objects. I'm fascinated by the abstract shapes made by the gills of a fungus, or the holes and crevices in a piece of algae. I...

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,...

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:...

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...

How to Sew Your Own Journal

How to Sew Your Own Journal

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I have been making my own journals for some time - some sewn simply, some rolled or loose, and some folded accordion style. I love the playfulness of these techniques. But I have longed to sew a more traditional book - a beautiful journal...