Artist Strong Blog

Enjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.

What is craftivism?

I grew up with a mother who was a maker. She was always building things: weaving baskets, embroidery, sewing, painting… you name it I was witness to her exploring the material. She has been and still is a wonderful example of someone who enjoys creativity for the sake...

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Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

So many artists and non-artists alike tell me: “but faces are the hardest to draw!” This isn’t true, but it will be hard if you don’t know the right artist tools to help you capture likeness in any portrait you create. Hi my name is Carrie and today on Artist Strong I...

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Creative Spirit Sharon Burton

Sharon Burton is a Washington, DC area mixed media and collage artist, independent art curator, podcaster, reiki level II practitioner and creative advisor who believes that everyone is a creative that deserves to be acknowledged. Her artwork has been shown in juried...

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What does a sustainable art practice look like?

What does sustainable mean for an artist and art educator creating online content? My name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists refine their skill and develop their unique artist voice. This is the last part of a 5 part series talking about being an...

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Do you give up, or persevere?

How do you decide which set backs mean stop while for others, you persevere? My name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you refine your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today is Part 4 of a series that gives you background on building...

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Creative Spirit Emma Morgan

A post shared by E M M A M O R G A N ❁ (@emmma.morgan) on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:54pm PDT Emma Morgan is an artist based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, who specialises in pen and ink drawings of animals. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at...

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How to Build an Art E-Course

How do you build an art e-course? What topics should you choose to cover? Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you refine your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today I’m going to discuss the evolution of program offerings here...

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Business Formation and Online Systems for Artists

Today let’s talk about business formation, copyrights, and building systems for your online art business. Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you refine your skill and develop your unique artist voice.   When I decided to  make...

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Creative Spirit Glen Taylor

Glen has been a self-taught artist his whole life even though he made money as a master cabinetmaker for 30 years. In his 30’s and 40’s he had several one-man shows of his large canvases, but now he works in small watercolors and pottery/sculpture and mostly...

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Create an Original Artwork in 10 Days

Play with me in the Soulbrush Sessions: ten days of creative prompts that guide you to your unique artist voice.

It's an experience that shows you something deep down you already know: you’ve always been an artist. Unleash your inner artist --> get stARTed today!

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Have you worked from online tutorials or taken an art e-course but walked away with no new skills? What if you could take a class that encourages individual, personal expression AND teaches specific skills to grow as an artist? Welcome to Soulbrush Sessions: Altered Books: https://artiststrong.leadpages.co/alteredbooks/

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