Artist Strong BlogEnjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.
Carly Larsson is an illustrator, designer & multimedia artist based in Portland OR. She received her BFA in Illustration & Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She continues her post-graduate studies with Dalvero Academy, a New York City...read more
We are currently in the middle of a 10-day art challenge in our Facebook group community called The Soulbrush Sessions. Hi, my name is Carrie, and today on Artist Strong we're going to talk about the benefits of participating in art challenges like The...read more
The other day I shared the backside of one of my embroidery works. When I shared it on social media someone made a comment that really triggered me and that got me thinking, so today on Artist Strong I want to talk to you about the fact, the truth that I see...read more
I receive a lot of questions from people in our community. Recently, someone asked me, "What is the best brand for a paintbrush?" Hi, my name is Carrie and today on Artist Strong I have an answer to this question, but it might not be the one you're looking for....read more
Riyo / Talk To The Sun is a self taught stamp maker and artist who lives in Yamaguchi, Japan. Her love for handmade and crafts turned into her full time work with a warm support of her family and friends. Her lifetime goal is to live simply. Carrie: Welcome to Artist...read more
There's a secret that most artists don't realize: creative block and that pesky inner critic is something we all experience as a creative. Hi, my name is Carrie and today on Artist Strong I'm sharing my top ten takeaways from the book Your Inner Critic is A Big Jerk...read more
There are times in my life that I've felt disenfranchised. I've felt like I have no voice. I feel like there's no one listening and I think that's a lot of the reason I've found art in my life to be so important. It's a way to communicate. Hi, my name is Carrie and...read more
Lanie Smith, MPS, ATR is a Registered Art Therapist and owner of Integrative Art Therapy as well as co-founder of Matters of the Heart Retreats for couples. Lanie has a true passion for combining art and nature to help others connect more deeply to themselves, others,...read more
New Years always comes and goes. We might set a resolution with the best of intention, but lots of us don't finish. Hi my name is Carrie and today on Artist Strong, I want to talk about why so many of us fail to follow through on our art and what we can do to change...read more
Create an Original Artwork in 10 Days
Are you ready for some magic in your life? Are you ready to step into your creativity? Play with me in the Soulbrush Sessions, a free ten day art challenge that shows you something deep down you already know: you’ve always been an artist.