Mindset Over Matter

I just returned from a 3 day conference that focused on entrepreneurs and people starting small business. While there I had several realizations that are proving to be major game changers for my art practice, and now I’d like to share them with you. Watch the...

How to bring back the joy in your art.

It seems like wherever we are in our art making, we always want to be someplace better. Often, our art or our ability to make our art feels inadequate. And it doesn’t feel so good. The real problem, however, is that this discontent sometimes never goes away. If we are...

The Stages of Learning

In my efforts to become a better teacher, I’ve been doing a fair amount of reading on how people learn. What I’ve discovered is that there are basically 4 stages of learning, each of which presents their own challenges and opportunities. Which stage are...

Stay in the Driver’s Seat

I’ve recently had a change in how I think about my work when it is not going as well as I want it to. This change has helped me regain control of my creative process and has made it so much easier to paint. Take a moment to watch the video, and let me know how...

Focus On Your Work, And The Rest Will Follow

As artists, there are always distractions; maybe your work is not progressing how you would like it to, or perhaps your show didn’t go as well as you expected – what is important to remember is that in the end it all comes down to your work. As long as you...