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Artist Strong Blog

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

How a portfolio review can help your art

Finding your voice doesn't have to be an elusive, hard-to-discover challenge. And today, I'll show you a step-by-step way to begin to look at your work and understand the voice that you already express in your art. In this feedback session I discuss: -how feedback can...

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The Value (heh) of a Good Light Source In Your Art

In this 1-1 feedback session I offer community member Tia feedback on an artwork in progress. Here’s what you’ll learn:   I talk a lot about studying light source and how adding values that correspond with the suggested light source will create dimension in both...

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When your artwork doesn’t match what you imagined

When you get inspired to create, how does that inspiration inform your final work? Does it have to match exactly what you imagined for you to feel the work is a success? What happens if the work decides to be something different? Hi my name is Carrie and here on...

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Money Mindset: How to Write a Budget for an Artist Grant

How do you know what you don’t know? Too many of us hold unexamined, internalized definitions of what it means to make art and be an artist. And to make matters worse, it is often the case these subconscious beliefs about our art are negative and critical. Just...

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How perfectionism holds you back from making your best art

Have you ever made a commitment to yourself and your art, only to find that life gets in the way? I certainly have! In the build up to my solo exhibition, I made a commitment to make art everyday in the month of May. But… I started off the month missing the first two...

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Art Blogging Best Practices

The Overwhelm of Getting Started I’ve observed a lot of artists who have an interest in possibly selling and/or exhibiting their art who get overwhelmed by all the technical things involved in this online age, not to mention all the things they “should” remember to...

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Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art?

I have an article called Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art. In it, I talk about different reasons people may struggle to finish and what they can do about it. But I think there is actually something else going on that is much more insidious when we catch ourselves...

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10 Reasons Artists Should Join Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a new social media app that is on the rise. So, what is it? It’s a platform that’s entirely audio. It’s also in real time. This means there are no recordings and if you don’t join a conversation while it’s happening, you miss out. It’s kind of like...

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