April 17, 2022

The Thread in Your Work

Posting our art on social media, seeking gallery representation, pricing, and even our own limiting beliefs, can all clutter our art lives. Yet, given all of this complicated stuff, we can often overlook the one cool thing about art-making.

Here’s what I mean.

There has always been a throughline for your art when you look back on your art life. Clues can be seen about where you were, where you are, and where you’re headed with your creativity. This thread is uniquely yours and creates continuity in your art life. Following this thread in your art-making is such a win, and not knowing where it leads makes it even more enticing.

What’s the thread you have been following in your art and life? Let me know in the comments.

This idea came up during my conversation for this week’s Podcast with my artist-hero, Caio Fonseca. We talked a lot about how we find our way in art. His thinking is so grounded; I think you’ll enjoy hearing what he says.

Subscribe to the Art2Life Podcast to hear this upcoming episode and all the cool past ones too! Also be sure to share this Podcast with any creatives you think may enjoy it, too.

Have fun today.


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– Cover photo by Bozhin Karaivanov. –

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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