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Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.

Since I decided three years ago to start an art business, I’ve struggled to find my niche. First I wanted to draw landscapes. Do you know how hard it is to draw a rock?

Then I thought, why not animals? Everyone loves a good wildlife picture. Then I realized I lacked serious skills to make that work.

Then there was my love of photography. Awesome idea, become a landscape photographer! Still, need to improve that skill. In the end my quest to figure out what I wanted to create and be known for hurt my success.

Why? Because I was lost. I wasn’t choosing success.  Continue reading Want To Be Successful? Act Like It.

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Creative JumpStart: Meditation


It’s Monday again and after a long week and even shorter weekend, I wanted to take a different direction with the Creative JumpStart: meditation.

No equipment or assembly required here. Just a little time and quiet. So let’s get started.  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Meditation

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Creative Jump Start: It’s All About The Turkey

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This week we wrapped up Thanksgiving in the US and the holiday season is in full swing! Whether we like it or not, and I’m not a fan of the chaotic stress that comes with the holidays, it’s time to get our holiday joy going.

For this week’s Creative Jumpstart, I want you to look for that creative spark from the holiday season.

Once again, grab that pencil and sketchbook or your camera and let’s go!  Continue reading Creative Jump Start: It’s All About The Turkey

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Creative Jumpstart: Draw Your Music

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It’s time for your creative jumpstart. This week, let’s talk music.

Visual artists, photographers, writers, we need our music. Think about how much your creativity flows when listening to good vibes.

So what do I mean by drawing your music? Simple. Grab a pencil, pen or heck even a paintbrush and let’s get to work.  Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Draw Your Music

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Creative Jumpstart: Create In Black and White

Black and White

Last week I spoke about shading and how you can spark your creativity. Today, let’s talk about that creative spark through making art in black and white.

I love a good, powerful, black and white image. Think about the last time you saw a beautifully composed photo in black and white, how did it make you feel?

What about a drawing?  Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Create In Black and White