At a glance, there’s futzing around and there’s “serious, quality” practice. Is futzing really a form of procrastination or is it legitimate practice? How do you know if you’re engaging in quality practice? We’ll explore these questions in this article.
My sketchbook was at one time such a sacred space, as with many creatives it was a source of fear. Like a lot of us, I made the mistake of thinking my sketchbook was a “special” place where only “good” art should be created. This is wrong!
Thought I’d revisit a past project for Throwback Thursday – the last one in February 2019! I made this sketchbook in 2014 for my then-online-shop The Whimsical Rustic. I saw that fabric of all the paint swatches at a local quilt shop and was inspired. The fabric is backed onto tissue paper using a slightly […]
Sticking to a creative practice schedule is much easier said than done. Self-motivation is the key to a creative practice that sticks.
Inspiration – what is it exactly? I spent my academic life trying to answer those questions looking at the artists and art movements I studied. In academia that question is tricky to decipher – is it nurture or nature, political or social or cultural, all of the above, none of the above, and so on. […]
I think about art a lot. Specifically, how others perceive our work, how that affects us as artists and what constitutes “good” art. Sometimes we forget that the actual making is the thing and the result is just the result. I believe the experience between object and viewer creates art. The artist creates out of […]