Every part of our art practice relies on us. Getting ourselves to the studio, having the materials, staying motivated, getting our work out there— it can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to the business side of things. So, I want to share two practical tips to help you to get going with your art-making. When your art is made better and more easily, then this frees up energy that can be used for getting your art out into the world.
Here they are.
“Iteration” is the first tip. When we iterate, we allow ourselves the benefits of repeating ourselves. Doing something several times will enable us to tweak things to improve things more easily.
The second tip is called “Stacking.” This is simply paying attention to what is working and carrying this aspect over into the next iteration. There are always some benefits or good parts of any effort, so the further we go along, the larger the pile of benefits becomes.
These are two of my favorite tips on making strong personal art.
What tips do you rely on in your art practice? Let us know in the comments.
In this week’s Art2Life Podcast, I have a conversation with Maria Brito, a high-level art advisor who has just published a book called, “How Creativity Rules the World.” She discusses ideas on optimizing creativity we can all act on. I think you are going to love this helpful conversation!
Have a blast making your art today!
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-Painting by Susan Melrath-
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.