Self-care and work-life balance is something that isn't talked about enough. There's something about summer that for me always signals the idea of slowing down and taking time to evaluate what's working and what's not in my daily routine. If you are over-extending yourself in any area of your life, at some point your body … Continue reading Finding Work-Life Balance
Creativity is something that most people assume comes naturally to artists. Many would be surprised to learn however that being an artist and therefore being inherently creative are not always synonymous. While it’s true that having a particular proclivity for the arts does tend to make someone see things different than most, many artists struggle … Continue reading Ways to Improve Your Creativity
For an artist taking commissions the prospect of a new project is always exciting. If this is a big part of your business it also, in a very practical sense, means more income to sustain your practice. It's not always smooth sailing, however, and there's an aspect to taking a commission that isn't often talked … Continue reading How to Deal with Clients Who Ghost
Not sure what to get the artist on your list? Want to share a list of awesome products that are already compiled for you? Look no further than My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide for 2020! I’ve provided links to Amazon for both the USA and CANADA sites but I would strongly encourage you to … Continue reading My Favorite Things: Artist Gift Guide 2020
Slice has been gaining a lot of popularity in the colored pencil world lately, especially with pet portrait artists. The ceramic blades are a safer and innovative alternative to the traditional X-Acto brand knives that are commonly used for creating texture in animal fur and human hair. One of the many advantages of this tool … Continue reading Does Slice Make the Cut?
Every artist at one time or another experiences a bit of a creative rut. If your usual tricks don’t work to get your creative inspiration flowing again there’s a new app by Adobe that may help. Photoshop Camera is a recently released app for mobile and tablet users. This is one of many apps you … Continue reading Creative Concepts with Adobe Photoshop Camera