Each Person is Created with Such Uniqueness

“I am fascinated by people and people watching.  I think it is so entertaining.  And I even love just seeing how people stand, and how they take in a moment that might be meaningful to them, and to be able to capture that moment when they don’t think anyone is looking or caring, what they…

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Celebrating Mother and Artist – Julie Ahmad

My goal for the month of May was to celebrate artists in our community that are also mothers!  I have to say that May got the best of me, but it is never too late to do what you planned to do, even if it’s a little late!  Our first artist mom that I had…

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View Your Art as Something Worth Selling

In the recent month we’ve discussed Imposter Syndrome and learning how to call yourself an artist! Self-discovery allows us to assess and remove some of the limitations we’ve placed on ourselves and our work. Now that we can acknowledge and step into ourselves as artists, we can begin to look around and explore new opportunities…

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Architecture is its Own Work of Art

“I wish I could go back on that trip to Germany, or Japan, or wherever I’ve been and appreciate the architecture more because I didn’t appreciate it so much at the time for what IT was I appreciated it for how it sat in this environment and was man made and how it had all…

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When to Call Yourself an Artist?

As children we are often asked what we want to be when we grow up and without hesitation, we toss out anything and everything from fireman to astronaut, doctor to magician, famous singer to veterinarian and more! Our imaginations are limitless, and we are unrestrained from qualifications. As we grow up, we assess in greater…

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – MEET LUCY THOMAS

“I didn’t value my art as much then because my art was not realistic.  In my head the only thing that I thought was worth anything was art that was very realistic! Lucy didn’t discover her passion or ability for painting until she was almost 50. She was a late bloomer but caught up fast! …

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Imposter Syndrome: What to Do About That Tiny Voice in Our Head

In the previous blog Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Art we touched on Imposter Syndrome and how it impacts our ability to identify ourselves as artists. Today we are going to dive deeper into how Imposter Syndrome (IS) affects our creativity and ideas on how to work around it. I say “work…

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – MEET JEN STARLING

Jen Starling is an artist known for pushing the limits.  She is constantly looking for new ways of creating unique and interesting portraits and figures!  Learn more about her process and her upcoming course below! Jen focused seriously on ballet and modern dance throughout her childhood and adult life. She has a BA in Performance…

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Spring Cleaning for Artists: Things to Lose and Things to Try!

Have you ever walked into your art studio ready to create and found yourself entirely overwhelmed by the level of clutter and disorganization to the point where you slowly back out of your room and your creative spirit? The creative process can be a messy, wild one for many of us – paints pulled for…

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How Can I Get That Engaging Quality Out of an Animal?

“There’s a lot of spirit and a lot of soul in animals.  As I do people I realized I was able to capture that in people, and why not capture that in an animal.  I can’t get in there deep with an animal, have a conversation with it, talk to it, but I can certainly…

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The Monochromatic Trend: How to Paint in Monochromatic Color

Have you ever started an underpainting and fell in love with the simple beauty of form and value in one color only to cover it up with the “real” painting in a variety of hues and find yourself subtly missing the original work? Monochromatic painting is not only something that can be done as part…

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