Many artists enter competitions with the hopes of having their work win one of the prestigious prizes. The acknowledgment alone is enough to make you feel validated in your work especially if it’s a competition you need to be juried into. But what happens when your work doesn’t win a prize or worse doesn’t get … Continue reading Dealing With Art Competition Rejection
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
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
As artists, we’ve all had moments of self-doubt. Sometimes that doubt can be so consuming that it causes you to stop creating altogether. While it’s normal to feel have moments of uncertainty, being in a perpetual state of creative paralysis is a whole other thing. If you’re having trouble staying motivated with your art, there … Continue reading Staying Motivated
It goes without saying that traveling to new and exciting places can give you endless amounts of inspiration for your artwork. Simply, just going somewhere, however, isn’t all that’s required. You could go all the way to Paris, but if you never left your hotel room that probably wouldn’t be very exciting. Of course, it’s … Continue reading Traveling for Creative Inspiration