This is it! I can't tell you how excited I am to offer my new course, 'INVENTING YOU: Style and Brand Developement for Artists'. I created this course for the artists struggling with finding their signature style and how to present themselves to the world. No more doing it on your own. Yes, continuing to
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It’s always so exciting to see your artwork come to life. There’s something wonderful about being an artist and creating the incredible. But it is also incredibly exciting to see a newly founded business take shape and present itself to the world. Especially when it’s an artist taking the reigns on their creative career. Isn’t
Oh, the dreaded bio. I don't think I've met an artist in all my 25 years as a creative that enjoys writing one. Do you? Believe me, I don't really like writing them either, but I've come to understand why it's necessary to develop the skills to write a really great one. So, why
8 week Style and Brand Development Course for Artists When I was revamping my creative career, 24 years in, I was struggling to find my signature style in a new industry. Using different methods and tools, I was finding the translation of my old style into the new. I started creating work that just
It's true. My shoes came with a crown. You're thinking, 'What the heck?" Right? Well one of my favorite brands is a shoe company called TIEKS. Have you heard of them? Tieks makes these lovely little ballet flats in a flurry of colors and finishes. They create special edition colors that they launch with
This months coloring page and color palette is inspired by my signature pink owl painting titled, ‘My Familiar’. Color with pencils, markers, or bring it into procreate to paint. Download here
WOW!!!! I don’t know why this popped into my head but I have so many ideas right now. You?? Let’s keep it to living artists and say you could trade places for a day. Think about how much you’d learn and what you’d be able to apply to your career. Just the value in
This month I’m mixing it up a bit. My June Tutorial is on a stellar technique that’s been around since the 1400’s, probably earlier. In fact, Leonardo Da Vinci used this technique on his Sistine Chapel ceiling so it’s totally legit and super versatile. I’m showing you how to create a pounce pattern,
This traditional art technique will help you transfer a simple to very intricate design onto most any surface. Perfect for creating murals, faux finishing, and hand painted signs.
It’s Summer which would normally mean a fantastic vacation to a fabulous city full of culture and delicious art, food, and nightlife. But alas, I think most of us will have to stay closer to home. So I’ve created 6 fabulous new “DESTINATION” color palettes inspired by my favorite European cities. Hope you enjoy them.