How do you prepare creatively for a vacation or trip coming up? This episode discusses two very different points of view on creating while on the go! We cover what to pack, things to consider when planning out your time, and tips on how to stay creative outside of your standard routine. Embrace the inspiration […]
An open studio event is an event where the public can come see the artist and their artwork in their creative space! It is a great opportunity to slow down, get fresh eyes on your work, and build a relationship with the past and future collectors. But what do you need to do in order
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali The mindset of creating can be one of the biggest hurdles we as artists need to overcome. From self doubt and the voice of our inner critic, have you ever pushed off creating by using the excuses of I don’t have time, I
Fellow artist Jackie Sanders and I are always sharing books, resources and podcasts with each other. On this studio chat we share some of our favorite creative business books! No matter what stage of your art career you’re in, or your pondering whether it’s even an option for you. These books can help you create
Fellow artist Jackie Sanders and I got together for a few minutes to discuss some of our earliest art influences. Jackie grew up spending time in her parent’s architect firm and around the drafting table. And I grew up in my grandparent’s store which stocked screen printing equipment and materials, and other types of art
Can you really make art every day? My first response may not be what you expect… Oh YES you CAN!! After all, there’s 24 hours in the day… and if you have any amount of time for TV, social media, gardening, lunch time… there’s time you can carve out for art. Now I get it,
Wake up, shower, get dressed, drive 29 minutes, find parking, unlock the studio, turn on the lights, get the music going, set out the tools and the paints and then… …NOTHING. No inspiration, no drive to create… the muse is gone. To me it’s important to take a short break (day or two) to rule
In the 12+ years I worked in the investment services industry, no one suggested that career was one that would make me broke or require innate talent. That all changed when I switched careers and became an artist. So when folks share their opinion, I keep it lighthearted and take it with a grain of salt.