Creativity & Inspiration

Artist Gift Giving Ideas: Part 1

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*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. How did it happen? It seems as if I blinked and the holidays are on us once again. And if you’re anything like me you’re already racking your brain for gift ideas for …

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Inside Incite: Birds in Art

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*A guest post by Jenny Moed-Korpela. I am always on the lookout for the perfect background for my birds, and mixing different mediums is a great way to experiment and find that special “thing” or atmosphere that speaks to me. …

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Intuitive, Abstract Painting and a Magical Garden

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*Guest post by Martice Smith II. I was inspired by Painted Blossoms to create my own surprise garden…in FULL color! My process is intuitive-based and free-spirited while learning how to master layered stencils and resist techniques. I enjoy using these …

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Self Discovery Series: Mirror, Mirror

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After a full month of reflecting on who you are and what you want out of life, now is the time to truly challenge yourself by creating a self portrait. Don’t worry about how others think of you or the …

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Storytelling With Art: Inside Incite

*A guest post by Laurie O’Reilly. My technique is based on a desire to extend my narrative. After painting acrylic figurative pieces for years I wanted to develop a way to build deeper stories using the works that I had …

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Self Discovery Series: Alter Ego

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How we view ourselves is different from how others perceive us, whether it’s purposeful or not. Sometimes we work hard at presenting a stronger front or come off as a little crazier than we intended – but that’s okay, it’s …

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What’s Your Doodle? Self Discovery Series

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The process to self-discovery takes a lot of courage, not only to face new adventures but to meditate on the paths you’ve already taken. So, pick one or two simple images that speak to the heart of you and all …

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Feed Your Spirit: Self Discovery Series

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Do you have a favorite motto or quote that describes you? A beloved phrase that emphasizes all that you are or all that you want to become? Then implement that word or quote into your current art project or journal …

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Inside Incite: Inspirational Quotes

*A guest post by Victoria Rose Martin. “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” …

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Make Your Mark: Self Discovery Series

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Make Your Mark Though a lot of us try to break away from our everyday jobs when we finally relax at home and start creating art, it’s important to remember that what we do as a career is just as …

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