Artist Strong Blog

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

Why do artists keep an inventory of their art?

The word "organization" can sound daunting to anyone. Why should we take time away from making our art to create an art inventory? Hi, my name is Carrie. Today on Artist Strong, I'm going to talk to you about the many benefits of creating an art inventory and how it...

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Creative Spirit Janelle Gurchinoff

Janelle Gurchinoff is a Michigan-based artist and the owner of Spirit Cat. After getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Janelle worked as a graphic designer for 20 years. Having little creative freedom over the years, she ended up feeling totally lost and depleted....

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How should you sign your art?

Did you know that Albrecht Dürer was one of the first artists to start signing his art? Hi. My name is Carrie and today on Artist Strong, we're going to answer the question should you sign your art? During the Renaissance, most artists actually did not sign their...

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How to Take Photographs of your Art

When we share our art, the quality of the photographs is just as important, if not more so, than the quality of your art. Hi, my name is Carrie and today on Artist Strong we're going to talk about how to take strong photographs of your art. The first thing you need to...

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Creative Spirit Meredith Whitely

Meredith is the food and flavour loving founder of Food At Heart. She set up Food At Heart for people like her who like experimenting with recipes and enjoy great food, but also want to pursue a more conscious way of eating and living. Through Food At Heart and the...

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Why is Your Art Valuable?

  Every week I post a prompt in our Facebook community to get you talking and sharing about your art. I've noticed over time that there are still many of you who feel like you have to justify making time for your art. Hi, my name is Carrie, and today on Artist...

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Creative Spirit Carly Larsson

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...

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Why join an art challenge?

  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...

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Is there a right or wrong way to make art?

  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...

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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:

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