Success is rarely gained from solitary efforts. Most people you could deem ‘successful’ have gotten where they are because of a variety of factors aside from good old fashioned hard work. Whether it be a mentor, the encouragement of loved ones, or a game-changing course or workshop; an individual’s success is usually also the result … Continue reading Luck or Hard Work?
Everyone knows the saying "Don't quit your day job." Typically it's said to people that maybe aren't very good at something or as comment on that person's lack of faith that the venture you want to pursue won't pan out like you think it will. This is fear based thinking at it's finest and to … Continue reading So I Quit My Day Job
Caran D’Ache is a formidable player in the colored pencil world. Their attention to quality shows in every aspect of their products and they certainly have the price tag to match. For those who may still be dreaming of the day when they can own a coveted set of Luminance, the slightly more affordable Pablo … Continue reading Pablo Colored Pencils Review
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
Landscape art can be surprisingly intimidating! That was my first thought when I was invited back this year as a guest Workshop Instructor for the July Issue of COLORED PENCIL Magazine. I'm pretty confident with my skills as an artist and with the colored pencil medium, so I figured if I felt that way, others … Continue reading CPM Lighthouse Workshop