Meet my art business mentor…

Meet my art business mentor…

How do you take your art, creative expertise, or teaching and show it to a lot more people? How do you attract an audience? In the beginning, I didn’t know. I had to ask a ton of questions to create a business centered upon my art. Most of the answers I was...
This will make your art irresistible

This will make your art irresistible

There is one vital ingredient in art that makes it super potent. I learned this many years ago when creating a poster for the Salvation Army. Here is what happened. Until that point, I never really paid attention to the degree of feeling and emotion I placed in my...
This is the cheapest but best tool

This is the cheapest but best tool

I used to be addicted to buying art materials — especially the expensive ones. I was looking for the one tool or material that would suddenly make my art unique. Well, I never found that magic tool. Changing and improving my art was a slow process. It happened because...
Is Simplicity better than Complexity?

Is Simplicity better than Complexity?

Which is better in Art? Simplicity or complexity? It seems lately simplicity is more popular. It took me a long, long time to find the answer. But I did, and today I will share my answer with you. I found out right as I was leaving art school. I was confused because...
How To Love Doing Commissions

How To Love Doing Commissions

Do you want to do commissions? Or have you found them to be super difficult? Well, that was the case for me. Seriously, whenever I accepted a commission, I not only wouldn’t have fun, but I often did work I liked the least. Why? Well, it took me way too long to...
Why keep making Art if no one is buying?

Why keep making Art if no one is buying?

Towards the end of my Father’s life, he lost his momentum to make his Art. I remember when he asked me, “Why keep making art if no one is buying?” It is a common question I hear other artists ask, but I never thought I would hear my Father, an artist...
The New World of Laurie Shapiro…

The New World of Laurie Shapiro…

Art that I haven’t seen before moves me. Sometimes it is mine, but often it is someone else’s. Today I am excited to share the latter. Laurie Shapiro is a Los Angeles-based immersive installation artist. She is here today to give us a quick peek into the...
This is kind of cool…

This is kind of cool…

Lately, I have been playing around with applying paint on unstable ground. This approach ends up causing the paint to deteriorate a little, which for me, is fascinating. I thought it might be something you might want to try too. Look here Let us know in the comments...
You + Art = Love

You + Art = Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I want to offer something positive, maybe even kind of loving, when it comes to thinking about your Art. When things get hard in my art practice, I remind myself of these three things. It always helps put me back in the...
The Art of your Heart

The Art of your Heart

Do you ever feel distracted by the world of art outside your studio? So much so that it can distract from your art? We don’t want all those outside voices to drown out the internal voice emanating from you. There is a solution, and it has to do with balance....
The miracle that is free

The miracle that is free

Don’t you love when someone shares something helpful with you- a tip, a hack, or something that makes your life better? On the flip side, if you share, it almost helps you even more. Today I am talking all about sharing… Have a look here: It takes an...
How to get a breakthrough in your Art

How to get a breakthrough in your Art

I love it when I get a breakthrough. But it rarely happens. So the question for me that is floating out there is how? How can I create the conditions or mindset to have more breakthroughs? How can we more frequently make the kind of art we love, more than what we have...
Did your parents hang your art up?

Did your parents hang your art up?

Did your parents hang your art up? It seems like a minor question at first blush, but having approval about anything we did by those we loved mattered as little kids—especially art. I have listened to many artists over the years talking about not being so supported...
Does your goal scare you a little?

Does your goal scare you a little?

Happy New Year!!! As part of my new year, I always think about what I am looking to achieve this year. I have a particular way of setting goals, and that is what I am talking about today. Check it out. Have a look here: For me, the litmus test as to whether the goal...
How to make your best Art next year

How to make your best Art next year

As we are about to cross over into a new year, I thought I would share a few ways to set yourself and your art up for success in 2021. All 5 of these ideas are made possible by planning. When I take time to revisit what I am making or desire to make, it almost always...
The 3 Best Things about the Art Journey

The 3 Best Things about the Art Journey

I want to remind you of something that gets me super fired up. It has to do with being an artist. There are tons of hard things about art-making. So many, in fact, that sometimes we can forget all the great parts. There are three big ideas in relation to the journey...
How to scale up your Art Thinking

How to scale up your Art Thinking

I am standing in my new studio in Sausalito, California. Compared to my other studio, this one is way bigger, has a view of the harbor and will allow me to shoot better videos of making and teaching art. It is all very exhilarating but honestly, taking this step was...
Where is the Value of your Art?

Where is the Value of your Art?

I spent a lot of time worrying about if people understood what I was trying to say with my Art. It turns out this is almost impossible to ascertain. It also is a waste of energy. And this is what I am talking about in today’s vlog. Have a look here: People are...
How to get in the flow with your Art

How to get in the flow with your Art

Do you ever feel like it is hit-and-miss when making your art? That is how it was for me last night. I was going along great, and then I became distracted, and progress stalled. Sometimes it just feels like I am just pushing paint around. So what is all this about?...