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Mindful Art Studio

Dear Wonderful, Creative You:

Welcome to Mindful Art Studio! You’ll be getting my weekly newsletter with all the details about each week’s slow drawing class, as well as creative inspiration, blog posts, classes and retreats. 

Two important things for you to do: 

1. Be sure to put amy@mindfulartstudio.com in your address book so I don’t end up in your spam.

2. Look for the Slow Drawing Workshop and Replay link at the bottom of your Monday 12 pm EST newsletter. If you sign up after that time, you’ll get the link starting the following Monday.

You will find some of my favorite free tutorials and resources below!

Creatively Yours,

Amy

start creating now!

Join Our Community: The Gathering Artists’ Collective

 

Membership in The Gathering Artists’ Collective

Want to make art every day?

Not sure what to make or how to focus your art?

I help budding creatives (like you) make art a joyful and meaningful part of their life. It’s hard to find people who understand your need to make things – The Gathering Artists’ Collective is a warm, supportive community of people who share your love of that partciular shade of watercolor paint, pens, and the beauty of nature.

In the Gathering, you’ll find a safe space to share your art, your process, and share ideas. We will meet up live in special art and creativity workshops, quiet c0-creating sessions, and writing workshops. We are here to full support your creative practice. To help you discern if we are your people, we offer a free 7-day trial. You’ll also have access to a fantastic set of prerecorded workshops designed to get you creating joyful art on a daily basis. I can’t wait to meet you and create together!

 

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Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Fuel Your Creativity With Small Art

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: The Inchie Challenge has past, buuuuut, I still want to help you play with tiny 2 x 2 squares - that I loosely call "inchies." It's totally free and so much fun. You can sign up for my free weekly slow drawing workshops. We create on...

What is An Artist Residency?

What is An Artist Residency?

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I'm just back from a week in Summerville, South Carolina for my artist residency, and I'm excited to share about it with you, in the hopes that you'll create some dedicated art time for youself. What is An Artist Residency? Artist...

Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Jump-Start Your Creativity in 2024

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: https://vimeo.com/896698530/063add7e47?share=copy This year is going to be SO full of creative goodness in this community, and you are invited to join in. The Simplest Things Challenge is a free 5-day challenge where you create something...

Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Best Gifts for Artists 2023

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: I love creating a yearly list of gifts for artists. I love getting gifts, don't you? But as time goes by, I feel more and more strongly that it's important to have a few high quality supplies that we use well, rather than tons of mediocre...

Mindful Art Studio Best Books 2023

Mindful Art Studio Best Books 2023

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Each year I compile a list of books that have been important to me and my creative life during the year. I hope you find a few that speak to you, and that you comment at the bottom to add your favorites to the list. Drawing and Painting:...

5 Beginner Watercolor Techniques

5 Beginner Watercolor Techniques

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Over the last year I've been playing with 5 beginner watercolor techniques that are relatively simple, and yet they give me room for so much play and discovery. Watercolor is so much about freedom and play for me - and I love sharing with...

What To Do After An Art Challenge

What To Do After An Art Challenge

Dear Wonderful, Creative You: Art challenges provide a wonderful burst of inspiration, accountability, and community. But they all end eventually, and to really dig into your own art practice, you can't always be responding to a challenge. So what do you do when the...