11 Days of Love

How do artists describe their love affair with art? Take a look! 1. “I love red so much that I almost want to paint everything red.” –Alexander Calder 2. “I hardly ever paint people unless I’m rather in love with them.” —...

Two Weeks of Beauty

Here’s a quote a day for the next two weeks to inspire you. Please enjoy two weeks of beauty! 1. “We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” — Kahlil Gibran 2. “If you seek happiness and beauty simultaneously, you will attain neither. For...

Crafting a Starting Ritual

One of the best ways to help yourself create every day is to craft a starting ritual that you begin to use regularly and routinely. When your ritual becomes habitual you will find yourself moving effortlessly from not creating to creating. For example, here’s a...

What If Your Gallery Drops You?

Say that you’ve managed to make a connection with a local gallery and they are currently the only gallery representing you. They’ve been showing a few of your paintings for almost a year now without garnering any sales. In the back of your mind you wonder if they’re...

15 Artists on Nature

At this time of year when you may be trapped inside because of the freezing weather, I thought you might enjoy some inspiring quotes from artists about their relationship to nature. Enjoy! 1. “I have gone into roses and have over a thousand planted. There is...

4 Tips for Rekindling Your Art Passion

Here are four tips for rekindling your art passion: 1. Understand the power of our cultural and societal injunctions against passion Those injunctions can easily stop you from expressing the passion you feel. We are a very buttoned-down, non-expressive,...