Art activities for self-discovery

Looking for a creative way to explore your inner self? Why not try an art activity? Creating art can be a powerful way to express your inner thoughts and feelings, and to better understand yourself and the world around you. Here are some ideas for art activities that can help you on your journey ofContinue reading “Art activities for self-discovery”

Embrace failures to grow as an artist

As an artist, it can be easy to get discouraged when we don’t meet our goals or feel like we’re not making progress. However, it’s important to remember that failure is an essential part of the creative process. By embracing our mistakes and learning from them, we can expand our horizons and become even betterContinue reading “Embrace failures to grow as an artist”

4 Ways to Find Your Art Style

Artists hear all the time the advice that you need to find “YOUR STYLE” as if it’s this thing playing hide-n-seek with you. That if you turn over enough rocks you’ll find it hiding beneath. This thinking messed with my head for so many years. It’s something that my son and I were discussing theContinue reading “4 Ways to Find Your Art Style”

Wade through uncertainty

Being creative comes with an enormous amount of uncertainty. We get ideas as we create about adding a new color or exploring a new technique but it’s the fear of messing the piece up that holds us back. What if we gave it a shot and it was the very thing that took our pieceContinue reading “Wade through uncertainty”

Feeling Burnt Out? How to Reignite Your Creativity

What is Creative Burnout? Burnout at it’s core is exhaustion. Whether that’s an emotional, mental or physical exhaustion it all plays into the burnt out feeling. But what causes the burnout? For me, it typically follows prolonged stress, intense self-doubt, feeling stick in a rut or struggling to manage an unmanageable workload. It’s rarely justContinue reading “Feeling Burnt Out? How to Reignite Your Creativity”

Which song will you sing? Finding the passion that drives you

Each creative must actively wade through the uncertainty that comes with the very act of creating. Whether creating art, music, or the written word…each must explore, question, play and experiment with their subjects and voice in order to find where they sit comfortably and authentically as a creative person. Creatives can’t sit by and waitContinue reading “Which song will you sing? Finding the passion that drives you”

7 Tips for Being a Self-Taught Artist

Being a self-taught artist has brought me both immense joy and overwhelming fear. The joy stems from the freedom to learn my way and to create a style that is truly my own and that reflects who I am and the life I’ve had. The fear seeps into those dark moments where I feel likeContinue reading “7 Tips for Being a Self-Taught Artist”

5 Steps to Finding Your Artistic Voice

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from students is how they can find their artistic style. It’s followed by how do they find it if they are learning…copying…another artist’s style? Finding your unique style is a matter of finding yourself in the art. It’s noticing the little habits or traits that appearContinue reading “5 Steps to Finding Your Artistic Voice”