Misty Granade

mixed media art


How do I measure growth?

Measuring growth is less about hitting milestones and more about making sure I spend time on my art practice.

inspiration shelf

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.


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.

Where do I find inspiration?

I answer a great question from a reader about where I find inspiration. I like trash and I’m not afraid to pick up sticks.

Setting constraints for my art

I talk about setting constraints for art making. How I’ve done it in the past and some easy ways to get started if you want to try it.

I pledge allegiance to me

What’s bangin’ in 2023

It’s my yearly recap of my artistic practice for 2022. Plus a concrete list of what my art goals are for 2023.

Mind Mapping

I’ve been using mind mapping to help me brainstorm about projects and goals. Here’s a bit of a breakdown for how that works for me.

Reflecting on a 22 year project

I’ve been working on the Advent devotional for my father-in-law’s church for a long time. Some reflections on this 22 year project.