The artist trading card (ATC) I won from Luise Heinzl arrived last week and it’s even more beautiful than I … More It’s Here and It’s Tiny! The Luise Heinzl ATC I Won
You have to keep choosing art. That’s the win. The CHOICE to keep going back to your creative self again … More Choose Art. Choose You.
Last week I was a lucky winner. Mine was one of the three names picked at random from a list … More How Winning a Single ATC Has Me Drowning in Ideas
Accepting my limitations is a constant battle for me. I’m interested in more things than one person could ever hope to do. My chronic conditions just make it all harder, forcing me to sacrifice some activities in order to do others. I knew this going into the virtual Wild Wonder 2022 nature journaling conference and scheduled accordingly. While my plan failed, I still learned a lot from the conference.
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There’s a belief that all the great artists are inspired, that what makes their work wonderful is a brilliant idea or new insight. But this is just a myth. A single moment of brilliance can be blinding to the rest of us, but there’s more to it than that. You can’t make use of inspiration if you don’t know how to use your medium. Great art comes from lots of work, which can be summed up in one word: practice.
Continue reading Waiting for Inspiration? Spend the Time Practicing