How Having Fun Can Save You *no, seriously
It was the last day of the College Art Association conference in Washington DC and I was beat. I’d spent weeks preparing for it. And then 4 long days either in meetings or chasing more meetings.
He Did It His Way
Jack was 90 years old and still the town rascal. I first met Jack when he came to my rescue in the pub. I had just moved to England, to Tunbridge Wells, a small town
When Did You First Suspect You Might Be Creative?
When did you first suspect you might be creative? Do you remember the delight you took in colors when you held your first crayons? Or the thrill of building sand castles on the beach? Maybe you
The Artist Who Made Everything Better
My friend Mark shined the light of his creativity on all he did. We met years ago in art history class, where we fell in love. Not with each other, mind you, but with Vincent Van
What’s the gift?
I have always been right! Handed, that is. It’s my dominant side and I’ve often shuddered at the thought of having to change. Life must have heard me and had a chuckle at my expense. Last
No time for creativity? Eat more cake!
I hang my head in shame to admit that I’ve been busy with more important things than my own creativity. And this is what I teach other artists not to do! Here’s the story: You may
How Artists Find Their Brand
“It’s really easy to work as an artist!” said no one, ever. Most artists are really challenged when it comes to marketing their own work. Are you? Maybe you can’t place your finger on what your
From Sweatshop to Art Studio
Thailand is a place known around the globe for its immense natural beauty, distinctive cuisine and a land punctuated by farmland and rice fields. But what about Thailand as a place known for galleries and art?
The Day The Paparazzi Chased Me
It was a Monday morning and I trudged to the gym in the London drizzle. I was wearing no make up and my hair was piled atop my head. I was wearing baggy sweats and a
A Lesson Learned From an Old Lady’s Tears
I drove to the Mediterranean Sea to look at the water. I drove
The Start Of His Journey
His name was Henrik. He’d been an artist in Hungary until he faced the stark reality that there were no opportunities there. London has the biggest art market in Europe so, like many of us, Henrik
How To Achieve Your Art Dreams Instantly
So you say that you’ve been telling The Universe exactly what your art dreams are for quite some time now. You’ve spelled them out. You’ve also created a time line and check sheet for The Universe’s
The Worst Word An Artist Can Use
If you’re an artist who’s feeling overwhelmed, try striking the word BUSY from your vocabulary. I’m serious! This is potent stuff. A few years ago I realized that I’d been ignoring my heart’s calling because of
Who Will Save You?
I saw him across the crowded room at the high school reunion. The memories came flooding back. He was my hero, always coming to my rescue.That time that I lost my footing climbing the tall theater
Have You Pushed PAUSE On Your Creativity?
An artist recently spoke with me about her work. She tearfully admitted that she’d been too busy to create new work of any substance. She was afraid. Afraid she won’t be able to connect with the
For artists that have too many interests
As an artist, you are meant to be adventurous and inquisitive. You want to learn,to play and to experiment. That’s a good thing! But when it comes to your creative practice, this blessing can actually
Artist, are you a failure?
What does art-world success look like to you? How do you define failure? If you’re feeling stuck in your art practice because you’re afraid to fail, today’s video is for you. Check it out now and you’ll gain
Why Artists Don’t Need Something To Fall Back On
I’m always telling artists to jump, to take a leap of faith. Faith in themselves, faith in their work. But it’s not always pretty, the jump is rarely a graceful leap from one side to