You would be hard-pressed to walk down the street in the last decade, and not see the steady incline of people starring at their phones as if there was literally nothing else around them that was more interesting. We are often experiencing life through our phone screens instead of with our own eyes. Instead of … Continue reading Instagram is Not Validating You As An Artist
Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a chance to rest over the holidays. I for one got my real first vacation in almost a year and it was glorious! Taking time to rest and recharge is critical for everyone, not just small business owners who still have full-time jobs! This past … Continue reading 2020 is in Focus
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