I’ve been writing weekly on this blog now for more than a year. So here’s a little overview of my favorites from a year of posts.
A year of posts
What do I do with my journals?
“Are those all your journals? What do you do with them all? They just sit on the bookshelf?” What do I do with my finished journals?
It’s a balancing act in my practice of learning to manage spontaneity and planning or knowing when to move faster or slower.
What do I do when I’m not making art?
When I’m not making art I cook and read and crochet. All that and art making accounts for nearly 100% of my awake time.
What life lessons have I learned from making art?
What have I learned from my art practice? How to practice patience, make the stuff I love, and find my people along the way.
How do I decide what journal to work in?
How do I decide what journal to work in? Often it comes down to how much time I have to spend. If I have enough time, I just make a new book.
How do my pieces all connect?
Looking at my body of work I found a few themes that crop up over and over. How do all my pieces connect? Media, imagery, and techniques.
How do I know the piece is finished?
Learning to listen to the inner voice giving me directions while I work isn’t as weird as it sounds. Okay, yeah it probably is.
How do I measure growth?
Measuring growth is less about hitting milestones and more about making sure I spend time on my art practice.
Curating my studio
Thinking about my studio space and how I use it. What stays and what goes? A thoughtful look at curating my studio space.
Color story art journal flip through
A video flip through of my color story art journal that I created in January 2023 and finished in March 2023.
How my faith influences my art
I am an artist. I think I’m a Christian most days. But I don’t define my work specifically as Christian art.
When did I start buying the good stuff?
The story of how I learned why Golden paint is the gold standard and why you should invest in yourself by buying the good stuff.
Getting over the slump in the middle of a project
Let’s talk about the creative process and how the slump in the middle make us wanna quit. Be your own best hype person to get through it.
I don’t usually start work on a piece with a fixed destination in mind. I don’t know what a piece is going to look like when I start work.