“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

Is it too late for me to start making art?

Is it too late for me to start making art?

I was doing a bit of research on Google recently, and found this question in the 'people also asked' section: "Is 30 too late to start making art?" My heart actually squeezed with a mix of sadness and indignation {maybe a little outrage} on behalf of anyone asking...

How to create and use a studio journal

How to create and use a studio journal

Do you have a studio journal? Despite being someone who has written a journal in some form for most of my life since the age of eleven, I've never kept one specifically for my studio practice. I write about my art in my daily journal, but the insights get lost and...

10 great gift ideas for artists

10 great gift ideas for artists

For the last few years I've shared a list of gift ideas for artists for the festive season, and since it's that time again, behold! I bring tidings of great joy. 😊 Whether it gives you ideas for your own list, for your artist friends, or to let your loved ones know...

The path of a happy artist

The path of a happy artist

What does the path of a happy artist look like? Although we're all walking the artist path, and many of us go through similar ups and downs, each of us experiences it differently. And knowing that other artists out there {*waves hands around vaguely*} feel the same in...

How to be a successful artist

How to be a successful artist

How to be a successful artist. I love the title of this blog post.😊 If you've landed here for the first time and are not familiar with my work, you might be wondering what secrets I'm going to tell you that will guarantee career success as an artist. If you've been...

9 ways to make the most of studio time as an artist

9 ways to make the most of studio time as an artist

How often have you finally got some precious studio time, then found that you frittered it away? Maybe you didn't know where to start... so you just kind of didn't, and then ran out of time. Or you got in there, saw all the half finished projects and different art...

Tara Leaver

Welcome, artist friend!

I'm Tara, an artist, teacher, author, mentor, and all round creative encourager living by the sea in Cornwall in the UK.

I'm the creator of the Happy Artist Studio, an artist membership providing practical, process oriented guidance to support you in building a sustainable and fulfilling happy artist life.

If you're looking for confidence, clarity, and freedom of expression in your art, that's what we do around here. It's all about making art that looks and feels like YOU.

Thank you for visiting and welcome aboard!

Sign up for Artnotes

Make Cards from Your Art

Read my Books

Creative Spark by Tara Leaver
The Artnotes Collection - encouragement and inspiration for artists, available on Amazon
Click here to get your own Happy Artist mug
Click the mug to purchase your own!
My favourite art books
Click for my favourite art supplies
My favourite software and services for online {art} business

Not in the market for a course but want to support my work?

Archives