Are you a perfectionist? Or maybe like me, a “recovering perfectionist”? Let’s chat a bit about perfectionism and creativity because it’s a really important topic. In short, perfectionism is a creativity killer. To be creative we need to be willing to fail. Willing to make mistakes. Willing to mess it up. Willing to make *shudder* BAD […]

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a full-time painter? In this Interview With The Artist I talk with Phil Musen, a painter in Savannah, GA. ***There may be some strong language used in this interview so grab your headphones if you have little ones around*** We talk about: -Phil’s upcoming monochromatic Mermaid […]

If you think that you missed all the January deadlines think again! Here’s a roundup of artist grants, residencies, and exhibitions to apply for. Grants: Artist Grant Deadline: Quarterly throughout the year. The deadline for the current grant cycle is April 15, 2022. Susainable Arts Foundation Deadline: February 25, 2022 To be eligible, the applicant […]

Do you ever try to work on something and the whole time you feel stuck and frustrated?  You just can’t get into the flow at all and the whole thing feels unenjoyable? For me, I’ve noticed that whenever this is happening there’s one thing bugging me in the back (or maybe even the front) of […]

Are you an artist constantly asking yourself “how can I be more creative?” Maybe you feel like you have artist block again and again and just can’t get past it. This is super common and you are not alone! Many of us are living busy lives where we never get a break. We are plugged […]

Want to avoid cyclical artist block?  Try immersing yourself in the lifestyle of making art instead of focusing on the outcome of any one finished piece. Most artists, whether they admit to it or not, have a desire for recognition.  Recognition can mean a lot of things depending on who you ask. For some people […]

Recently my good friend Kate Hollis read some Mary Oliver passages to me over Voxer (can you say “story time”!?) because that’s what nerdy creative friends do. And this quote hit me like a ton of bricks! “The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their […]

Feeling stuck creatively? Here’s what to do…Expose yourself to art! Well, maybe nottttt like this guy! Here are some real ideas as jumping off points: Go to a museum or a gallery. Visit an open studio event. 2. Listen to a good album. Let yourself dance! 3. Pick up that Wyeth book you have on […]

Part of the creative process is knowing that you won’t LOVE every single thing you create but continuing on anyway. It’s easy to feel frustrated with something you’re working on and tell yourself, ‘maybe I’m not that good’. I’ve done that before. There’s this belief that if it doesn’t come easy then we aren’t talented […]