The Manic Artist

I’ll be starting a mania study group in a week and I’d love to have you join it. This is a free group where I’ll guide us through some original ideas about mania. I hope that you’ll learn a lot from me, from yourself, and from one another. To join, drop me an email to...

Your Art Website in One Day

No, you can’t create your art website in a day. But you can create it sooner rather than later! Don’t get bogged down and throw up your hands, as so many artists do. Follow these ten tips and get going! 1. Don’t worry. You aren’t aiming for a perfect site! You may not...

How to Name Your Art Category

I was chatting with an artist yesterday who was having trouble figuring out what to call her paintings. She knew the history of art and knew that what she was painting could fit into the categories of narrative painting, classical painting, philosophical painting, and...

10 Fall Resolutions for Artists

1. I will create every day. Or almost every day! 2. I will market every day. Or at least on lots of days! 3. I will make some new, excellent connections. And not just Facebook friends and twitter followers! 4. I will find at least one person who wants to write about...

Expanding Your Repertoire, Part 3

Over the past two weeks I’ve shared six tips for expanding your repertoire. Here are the final four. Enjoy! 7. Stretch in a new direction If you’re moving in a genuinely new direction, that movement is likely to feel risky as well as exciting. Remember that risky...

Expanding Your Repertoire, Part 2

This week we look at three more tips for expanding your repertoire. 4. Investigate your fears We often hide from ourselves the fact that something is making us scared or anxious. Maybe we have real fears that our drawing skills aren’t up to snuff but keep dodging that...