Category: Creative Process

PostHow to Raise Your Creative Bar

How many of you have peers that can offer you support as an artist? While I lived in Dubai I had art teacher friends who could help me when I felt stuck with an artwork. They’d give me advice on skill-based decisions, help me as I contemplated meaning and message, etc. One friend was super […]

Post10 Ways to Raise Your Creative Bar

How many of you have peers that can offer you support to develop as an artist? Recently we discussed a really formative quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn Artists often work in solitude and miss the opportunity for meaningful connections with other artists. Being […]

Post3 Criteria for High Quality Feedback for Your Art

There’s this moment in an artwork when you realize you need feedback and it’s not exactly a moment of feeling stuck. You know when you stare at a word so long it loses meaning? You can’t tell if it’s spelled right, or even a word anymore? Well when you get into flow and feel super […]

PostHow an Artist Navigates Feedback

I can still remember being a student, sitting in critiques where no one was willing to speak up. People seemed to feel there was a right and wrong thing to share their ideas about the art. Now I wonder: were we all more concerned with how we sounded rather than about helping the artist and his/her art? […]

PostWhy Batching Your Art Is Important

I often fear I don’t have a unique style or voice in my art. It’s something that is hard to define, comes with time, and changes as your work changes over time. When artists hear they must have a unique style to sell or promote their art some argue back: “I don’t want the restriction of being subject […]

Post5 Steps to Find Like-Minded Creatives

Sometimes it feels like finding the right artists to connect with is like posting a want ad, or like going on a dating website. It would be wonderful if people walked around with descriptions about their personality and art attached to their social media profiles so we’d know straightaway if they were a “good fit” […]

Post6 Reasons to Create a Body of Art

A lot of artists, new and experienced alike, get so excited by the next new shiny idea that they jump around with their art explorations. I get it. Right now I’m battling my desire to learn everything about weaving with the painted, gilded series I’ve committed myself to this year. You enjoy the process, the […]

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