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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...

Tell the Story of Your Art

How exactly do you tell a story about your art? What should we talk about? How do we start? If you want people to connect with your work, tell stories. I’ve been writing in journals since I was in kindergarten. It’s blessed me with my distinct voice that shows in my...

Creative Spirit Frida Kahlo

The Creative Spirit spans time. Periodically on Artist Strong I will showcase a creative from history. Working from the same kinds of questions, I will research and share how these creatives across history and geography may have answered our questions about creative...

Art and the role of Dreams

Art often comes to me in my dreams. I still remember the moment I realized I had to keep a journal by my bedside. I was young, maybe pre-teen, obsessed with poetry. I had woken up with a poem in my head. A fully formed poem. No edits needed. I felt like I woke up to...