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How to get into the flow of your art

Today I am joined by Gay Hendricks, author of “The Big Leap,” and his new book “The Genius Zone.” Gay is a world-renowned expert on “connecting to our genius,” that flow state, and offers a deeper understanding of what exactly this is...

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How to change intimidation into inspiration

I used to think the more great art I saw of others, the more inspired I would become – not just in my art, but also in my desire to make it. One of the best places to see a ton of great art is at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. I saw so...

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What is fine art?

I define “fine art” as what I would make if I could make any art I wanted. For many years I supported myself by making illustrations. Sometimes I liked doing it, but mostly not. However, to start making my fine art seemed way out of...

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How to choose for a Call for Entries

Today I thought I would share a few thoughts about increasing the likelihood your art will be accepted into a juried show. These three ideas came from volunteering for an exhibition in NYC. Listen here. The first realization is that your art, to...

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Is this missing in your art?

John Le Carre, the famous British spy writer, said, “The cat sat on the mat is not a story. The cat sat on the Dog’s mat is a story.” Why? It has to do with tension. When troubleshooting our art, we rarely talk about tension....

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What is your new story?

When I pause my artmaking, the one thing that gets my creative juices flowing are the stories of other creatives. What cool things are being made by others? How are they doing this, and why? I love learning from seeing and listening to the stories...

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The necessity of stopping

The season of my art making is changing. June, for me, marks the beginning of a time of more reflection. My productivity lessens to take stock of where I am and where I might be going next. Now, I write more and paint less. I reflect more. I try to...

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These might change everything for you

I like to paint boldly and a little out of control, especially in the beginning. If the picture is giving you bold, clear messages, you can better respond with the same. In other words, it is easier to know what to do next. A strong start can make...

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What I am making this week

Hi there, I thought I would share what I have been working on in my studio today. I always enjoy seeing what others have been making, so hopefully, you find some value in seeing my recent work. I am pretty excited about this new work. Have a look...

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How to handle copycats

Nobody likes a copycat – especially when they are copying our art. However, if we all think back to different times or stages of our art, we probably all have a time or two when we’ve been influenced a little too much by some else’s...

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