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Inspiration From Those Who Don’t Exist

Inspiration From Those Who Don’t Exist

I have met lots of people who have or have had friends, teachers, neighbors or family members that they highly admire for one reason or another. You probably have some of your own on your hero list. As a military brat, I moved so often, I […]

8 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Be YOU

8 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Be YOU

Some people might look at the title of this post and wonder why I chose the number 8.  Why not 5? Why not 10? Or if you are going to choose some other number not divisible by five, why not choose good ol lucky 7? Well, the […]

Are You a Serious Artist?

Are You a Serious Artist?

You’ve decided you love art and are totally sure that art loves you back. Successful artist career, here we come!!! But wait! Are you sure? You know you love to create. The stuff you churn out is definitely not any kind of sickly stick figures. […]

Art Inspiration

Art Inspiration

Just as writers get writer’s block, artists can have the occasional, very annoying day where the pencil or paintbrush (or whatever you create with) simply won’t cooperate. Your paints run together like mud. The eyes in your portrait keep coming out alien-ish. Or after trying about […]

Find Your Art Style

Find Your Art Style

In all of the art classes I have taken, and in all of the books I have studied, I have almost always heard a reference to finding your own art style.  When I was little, finding a style didn’t seem to be as much of […]

Artistic Atmosphere

Artistic Atmosphere

My last post on the importance of art in your surroundings made me think of doing this post next. Targeting the artistic atmosphere – you know, the place in which you actually do your art. You do have one, right? If you are like me, […]

How Art Can Change Life

How Art Can Change Life

I have mentioned on my About Me page that art and books have always been faithful buddies of mine, especially when life changed too quickly and too much. But even though it’s been with me that long, it can still give me those “ah ha” kind of moments. […]

Fine Art Commissions – To Be or Not to Be

Fine Art Commissions – To Be or Not to Be

I have mixed feelings about art commissions. On the one hand, it seems exciting as well as flattering. I mean, someone has approached you because they like your work! How can you refuse such a gesture? But on the other hand…the moment you accept a commission, […]

Art Prompts

Art Prompts

Looking for some inspiration? Glad you stopped by this page! This is one of my favorites because I love thinking of new drawing prompts to add to it. Feel free to add your own in the comments section! This page will always be a work […]

Inspirational Art Quotes

Inspirational Art Quotes

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas  “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.” Marc Chagall  “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other […]