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Why YOUR unique voice matters

I’ve recently discovered that many artists do not know their own definition of success. And yet, when we have this knowledge and can then take steps toward it, we are closer to serving others through honoring that which fuels us and lights us up. Since I can remember...

Dreaming Big and Falling Short

There’s a problem that comes with aiming HIGH and dreaming BIG. Sometimes you don’t make it. I know the rejection you can feel when you apply to 10 MFA programs, like the woman in Episode 204 of Season Two of Big Magic, who was refused from all of them. When I...

Are there rules for art?

Did you, or do you, have a hard time calling yourself an artist? Your definition of art could contribute to this mindset. There are specific qualities or traits we expect of ourselves and others when we take on the label “artist.” Often our ideas about art and artist...

How to Create a Body of Art

It’s been a LONG time since I created a body of art. University was a gift in that way: I had the expectation to create a body of art. I had studio space. I had community, peers aiming towards the same end goal: exhibition. I thought it would be easy to continue on...

Not So New Year’s Resolution

How’s that New Year’s goal setting and resolution working for you? I can hear the groans and see the eyerolls right now as I type this. Yes, I’m talking to you. For some, the art goals are specific: sell x number of paintings, create 12 artworks that investigate a...