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What is craftivism?

I grew up with a mother who was a maker. She was always building things: weaving baskets, embroidery, sewing, painting… you name it I was witness to her exploring the material. She has been and still is a wonderful example of someone who enjoys creativity for the sake...

3 Ways to Energize Your Art

It’s the new year. That means fresh ideas, cleaning things out, and starting new. Do you have any strategies to help you energize your art in this new year? Today, we’re going to talk about three strategies that will help energize your art.  Experience...

Creative Spirit Danielle Krysa

Danielle Krysa has a BFA in Fine Arts, and a post-grad in graphic design. She is the writer/curator behind the contemporary art site The Jealous Curator. In 2014 she published two books, both with Chronicle Books, titled “Creative Block” and “Collage”. Her third book,...

Creative Spirit Carrie Hilgert

Carrie Hilgert is a priestess of paint and the lens. Sometimes she uses paint and ink, sometimes a camera, and sometimes words. She always, however, strives to capture the everyday magic and connections she sees in the world in the most honest way possible. She is a...

Make Art That Changes the World

I listened to an interview a while ago where the artist felt a lot of pressure to make art that “changes the world.” She discovered her current art interest in part because she felt enjoyment from the process. She also felt free from the pressure of making “important”...