November 7, 2021

Strive to be an art amateur

When it comes to art-making, it’s best to stay an amateur! It seems counterintuitive since we tend to want to be masters of what we love to do. However, maintaining that beginner mindset — exploring, discovering, and following missteps- keeps the imagination engaged and curious in creative endeavors.

Let me show you what I mean…

Leaving behind what’s comfortable and embracing the unknown inspires learning and growth. A refreshing and freeing amateur mindset can only result in work that is stronger and more authentically you.

This topic came to me recently in a conversation I had with Austin Kleon. He is an inspiring writer, speaker, and artist. He also thrives and lives this mindset better than anyone I know.

Like so many conversations I have with other creatives, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

So I decided to create the Art2Life Podcast to share it!

My new podcast premieres this Wednesday! And every Wednesday after that, I will be releasing episodes containing inspiring stories and conversations all about the creative journey. We’ll be emailing you a one-time link this Wednesday for the inaugural episode. So get ready to be inspired!

Join me for this fantastic conversation by clicking the link below to join our email list. If you’re already on our email list, you’re all set to receive the link.

How do you stay creatively curious in your work?
Leave a comment below.

Have an awesome Sunday.


PS: We have a winner for the Tarot Deck created by Artist Alexandra Eldridge who was featured on the Vlog recently. Ellen McCormick Martens from our YouTube Channel – you are our lucky commenter! Please email us at to claim them. Congratulations!

Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

Join me and artists from all over the world in our Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group or learn more here about Art2Life.

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