What do you want to learn?

What do you want to learn?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

One of the ways I stay motivated is by following people whose work inspires me. Every morning, over breakfast, I visit blogs and websites, watch instructional videos, or read books. When I’m learning, I feel energized and that energy is the most reliable fuel for my creative engine. As my knowledge grows, I not only […]

I’m a Published Artist!

I’m a Published Artist!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Art | 2 Comments

When it comes to planning your way toward an envisioned future, milestones work much in the same way that markers along trails do. When a given milestone is encountered, that marker communicates that you’re moving in the direction you envisioned and that your efforts are paying off as you anticipated. — Sexy + Soul-full Earlier […]

My Love – Hate Relationship With Instagram

My Love – Hate Relationship With Instagram

Posted by on Nov 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Great artists are careful not to do all of their art for public consumption, so that their creativity is not unduly determined by external motives, e.g. trends, accolades, money. — Tom Neal I have a love-hate relationship with Instagram. On the one hand, I really enjoy the community of friends and acquaintances with whom I […]

How I Found My Artistic Vocabulary

How I Found My Artistic Vocabulary

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Art, Creativity | 3 Comments

A couple of years ago, I took a workshop called “Fine-tune Your Artistic Voice” taught by ceramicist, Elaine Henry. At the time, I didn’t think I had an artistic voice—I felt very much like a copyist. I had been taking lots of classes on CreativeBug (like Lisa Congdon’s Sketchbook Explorations) and most of my drawings […]

The Happiest Year of My Life (So Far)

The Happiest Year of My Life (So Far)

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Art | 8 Comments

One year ago today, I did something that, at the time, felt very risky. In fact, y’all, I was scared to death. On October, 11, 2016, I announced that I wanted to become a full-time artist. That may not sound like a big deal to you, but to me, it was a huge deal. Part […]