14 ways to be a happy artist: the workbook

14 ways to be a happy artist: the workbook

  A while back I wrote a post titled 14 ways to be a happy artist. In it I talked about the things I’d learned in almost a decade of painting  – things which felt fundamental to being what I call a ‘happy artist’. I feel I always have to...
Giveaway! Win a place on the new Loosen Up painting course

Giveaway! Win a place on the new Loosen Up painting course

***THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*** Thank you to all who entered and helped spread the word! The winners are: Terry Ellis Cassandra Arnold Dawn Hebig Tracey Downing Look out for an email with more details! *******   Well this one has been quite a long time coming!...
On being inspired without copying – 3 examples

On being inspired without copying – 3 examples

  I talk about being inspired by other artists fairly often, here on the blog and in some of my courses, because it’s unavoidable for any of us who don’t live in a vacuum. {Or have Instagram in our phones. ;) } For many of course it simply isn’t an...
What to do when you don’t love your own art

What to do when you don’t love your own art

Sometimes along the artist path, we reach a place where we don’t actually love what we’re making. Maybe it’s because we’re in a transitional phase, moving from one way of making art into something new. Or perhaps there’s a lot going on in...
Expressive charcoal art: Student gallery

Expressive charcoal art: Student gallery

  When I first had the idea for the Expressive Charcoal course – and then when I was putting it together – I hoped to open up my enthusiasm to others in fun, action oriented, accessible ways so they could make their own discoveries. {Actually that’s...

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