Artist Strong Blog

Enjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.
Week 3 Artist Resident Kirsten Lee

Week 3 Artist Resident Kirsten Lee

Kirsten Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. This is her third installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on Instagram @kleewv. Visit her website to explore artworks...

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Week 3 Artist Resident Charmaine Boggs

Week 3 Artist Resident Charmaine Boggs

Charmaine Boggs is an artist and arts educator living near Dayton, Ohio. This is her third installment in a 4-part series as one of Artist Strong’s Artists in Residence. You can follow her artistic adventures, and occasional side trips, on Instagram @cboggsart It’s...

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How to stick to one style without feeling stuck

How to stick to one style without feeling stuck

“My goal is to find my style - I’m a little all over the shop.” Feel all over the shop with your style? You aren’t alone. A lot of creatives have a goal to find their style, but feel all over the place when they look at their art. Hi, my name is Carrie Brummer and...

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Week 2 Artist Resident Charmaine Boggs

Week 2 Artist Resident Charmaine Boggs

Charmaine Boggs is an artist and arts educator living near Dayton, Ohio. This is her second installment in a 4-part series as one of Artist Strong’s Artists in Residence. You can follow her artistic adventures, and occasional side trips, on Instagram @cboggsart. Here...

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Week 2 Artist Resident Kirsten Lee

Week 2 Artist Resident Kirsten Lee

Kirsten Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. This is her second installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on instagram @kleewv. Visit her website to explore artworks...

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How to Draw a Girl: Drawing Techniques with Pencil

How to Draw a Girl: Drawing Techniques with Pencil

If drawing children is something you enjoy doing and/or wish to improve upon, today's video talks about how to draw children's faces. Several people have expressed interest in drawing and painting children in their lives so today I used a drawing activity inside the...

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Artist Resident Post #1 from Charmaine

Artist Resident Post #1 from Charmaine

Charmaine Boggs is an artist and arts educator living near Dayton, Ohio. This is her first installment in a 4-part series as one of Artist Strong’s Artists in Residence. You can follow her artistic adventures, and occasional side trips, on Instagram @cboggsart. Hi...

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Artist Resident Post #1 from Kirsten

Artist Resident Post #1 from Kirsten

Kirsten Lee is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.  This is  her first installment in a 4-part series as Artist Strong's Artist in Residence. You can enjoy more of her art over on instagram @kleewv. Visit her website to explore...

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Facing an inner critic that asks, “why bother?”

Facing an inner critic that asks, “why bother?”

When I talk about obstacles that hold us back from making our art, one that repeatedly shows its ugly face is the idea, “why bother?” It’s an inner critique question that gets to the heart of so many of the obstacles we can face as creatives. Hi, my name is Carrie...

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