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?
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
Hey Everyone! I recently did an interview on the Sharpened Artist Podcast with John Middick and Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art. The interview aired today and was so much fun! Many of you who have been following me here might not know how I got started with colored pencil or writing for Colored Pencil … Continue reading Sharpened Artist Podcast Interview