Artist Strong Blog

Enjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.
Unlock Your Creative Potential: How to Make Time for Your Art

Unlock Your Creative Potential: How to Make Time for Your Art

“When I have the time… When I have MORE time… When I retire…” One of the biggest problems creatives tell me they have is making time for their art. In last week’s video I talked about how scarcity thinking may impact the way we invest in our art and touched upon time...

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Defining style for an artist: the 6 qualities of style

Defining style for an artist: the 6 qualities of style

What does it mean to have a unique style as an artist? Perhaps your work doesn’t feel cohesive even though other people can see connections in your art. It’s really important to you and secretly you think, “are they just being nice to me?“ Let’s discuss the qualities...

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3 Phases of Artistic Expression

3 Phases of Artistic Expression

Understanding what the 3 phases of artistic expression are and which phase you are in will help you dramatically improve the quality of your art. My name is Carrie and I created Artist Strong to help self-taught artists build their skill and develop their unique...

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How to Be an Artist: Shae Irving

How to Be an Artist: Shae Irving

Shae Irving is a self-taught mixed-media artist who likes to draw. She's been rescuing lost and injured domestic pigeons for three decades and celebrates their images and stories through her artwork. Shae lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their...

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