“We do not always create works of art, but rather, experiments.

It is not our intention to fill museums. We are gathering experience.”

Josef Albers

How to start a painting: 7 artists reveal their process

Something I've discovered on this meandering path that is the artist's life, is that there truly are endless ways to create art. The beauty of our uniqueness is that while we can do things in a similar way to others, we'll never get the exact same result....

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Magnificent Moving Sale!

  As you may know, this month I'm diving into Phase 1 of my experimental move to Cornwall - finding a place to rent. I don't usually put my art on sale, but in the name of moving with less stuff and finding good homes for some of my many paintings and weavings, this...

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What we can learn from the masters

I'm a huge fan of art history and learning about other artists, both alive and long gone. Exploring the lives and work of those who've gone before us offers context, depth, and an opportunity for greater skill and richness in our own work. And it's absolutely possible...

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Using old art to inspire new art

If you're in a bit of a painting rut, one very effective way to inspire yourself is with your own art. Most of us have, er, one or two previously made paintings and drawings stashed away, and using them as inspiration is a strong argument for keeping what you make....

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How to make art in a small space

“You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”  Joseph...

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artist + teacher + creative encourager

Welcome, artist friend! I'm Tara, and this is where you will find motivating encouragement, wild enthusiasm, exciting ideas {both thought provoking and inspiring}, and concrete actions to take in service to your dream of creating the art that is true to you.

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