Artist Strong Blog

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

4 Ways Artists Can Achieve More

Creatives have a historical reputation of not following through on commitments, or of being flaky. I don’t believe in this stereotype because I’m an artist and the opposite of those things. But I wonder: what if this stereotype developed because in our culture we...

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How to be an Artist: Michel Dumont

Michel Dumont is a queer Metis two spirited artist. He currently resides in Thunder Bay. He  enjoys breathing new life into discarded vintage tile by making mosaic faux taxidermy. He also works in wearable art, using packing tape, mylar, cellophane and LED lights....

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7 Steps to a Stronger Composition

A strong composition is an important part of a successful artwork. Composition is an art term that describes how an artist fills space in their artwork. An artist creates a composition using the elements and principles of art.   Hi my name is Carrie and here on Artist...

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How to Be an Artist: Le’Ana Asher

Le’Ana is an artist, mother of two, and an entrepreneur. She received her BFA in drawing, photography, and painting from Eastern Michigan University in 1999. She spent the next five years attracting collectors, entering shows and building a budding business. In 2004...

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Two Ways to Find Good Art Ideas

Do you get your best ideas in the shower? What about on walks or in nature? Hi, my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice. Today we dig into two strategies from the book The Happiness...

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How to Be an Artist: The Art History Babes

  The Art History Babes are four women (Corrie Hendricks, Natalie De La Torre, Virginia Van Dine, and Jennifer Gutierrez) that received their Master’s in Art History from the University of California, Davis in 2017. They became close friends during their experience in...

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Meet Susanna Horenbout

----------> Patreon link here <---------- Transcript below: Susanna Horenbout, also sometimes called Susanna Hornebolte, was born in the early 1500s in Ghent, which is part of present day Belgium. She worked as an illuminator, an...

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Why you should stop trying (and instead make more art)

Don’t try. Happiness is a problem. You are not special. These are the key phrases or ideas you don’t normally see as advice inside self-help books but today’s book and advice for artists is not your regular cup of tea.   Hi my name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong...

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Why Art is a Gift You Must Feed and Share

Creativity is a gift.   We need to feed it.   Hi. My name is Carrie and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your skill and develop your unique artist voice.   What if block is because we aren’t gifting to our creativity? Today I want to share the...

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