When I started writing for COLORED PENCIL Magazine in 2016, I would have been happy if it had lasted even a couple months nevermind almost 4 years! Fast forward to now and I have a new book coming out that is a "Best of" collection of the articles I've written for the magazine in that … Continue reading My Best of Q&A Book is Coming!
Every now and again, life sails us into a storm. Despite our best efforts to keep our ship on a clear and safe path, sometimes the current is too strong. We have to surrender to the pull and do our best to come out on the other side as intact as possible. In the last … Continue reading WHERE THE BLOG HAVE I BEEN?
Being creative is not a linear journey. There will be times when you will be on top of your game and bursting with ideas and times when you wonder if this "art thing" is even really for you. Artists at any stage in their skill level or career have moments where they want to just … Continue reading Never Give Up
Hey Everyone! I strongly believe in helping other artists improve their artwork. Often it's one simple bit of advice becomes a game-changer for someone. Having benefited from the advice of others myself, I feel like it only makes sense to pay that forward. I've recently updated my Patreon tiers to offer more to my paying … Continue reading Patreon Exclusive Tutorial Preview
In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Jim Carrey portrays a man unhappy with the recent events in his life so he challenges himself to just start saying ‘YES’ to every opportunity that presents itself to him. Of course, hilarity ensues, as we would expect from the famous comedic actor, but there’s a lesson that can … Continue reading The Power of YES!
The concept of a gratitude journal isn't brand new but, it's not often talked about as a best practice for artists. I, like I'm sure many, have rolled my eyes at the thought of one assuming it would just be another task to add to my day that I didn't have time for. I've recently … Continue reading Taking Time for Gratitude