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2 tips to make better art

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…

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Finding Your Style

Something came up on a backpacking trip I took with friends. The lesson I learned perfectly relates to art-making. Here is what happened. It is always hard to know exactly how our future art will turn out. But the past can provide clues on how to move it forward. We’re…

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Coincidence or Planned?

Have you ever experienced a coincidence that seems almost planned? It’s as if these moments of synchronicity are meant to teach us something. I notice this happens when I’m more engaged with my art. Here is one that happened to me recently. Check this out. I love these synchronicities for…

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The Artists’ Journey

I’ve been thinking about the artist’s journey in terms of a pilgrimage. On a pilgrimage, there’s an expectation that those you meet along your path will expose you to new ideas and expand your horizons. When I was a teenager, I met a stained glass artist who did just that….

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