I love it when I get a breakthrough. But it rarely happens.

So the question for me that is floating out there is how? How can I create the conditions or mindset to have more breakthroughs? How can we more frequently make the kind of art we love, more than what we have done in the past?

Well, I got part of the answer when I walked by Artist Anki Gelb’s studio last week. She shared a recent breakthrough with me, and it was so good, I thought I would share it with you.

Join Anki and me in her studio.

Have a look here:

Anki’s share reminded me of the primary reason more personal art that we tend to resonate with emerges. It has everything to do with feeling free. In other words, we are making marks with not too much concern for how it is going to turn out. We are more playing than striving to do our best work. This kind of approach is a huge takeaway.

I can’t wait to see where this big jump in Anki’s work takes her next. I know she is excited and liking this recent work more than ever before.

It is a great strategy to take a closer look when you have a breakthrough.

If you can, please share your answer in the comments below.

Let’s make 2021 the year of breakthroughs!

Have a great day today in the studio,

PS: Thanks Anki, for sharing your experience and your art with us today. You can follow Anki’s super-duper Instagram feed by clicking here: https://www.instagram.com/ankigelbartist/

PSS Check out the Free Art2Life Artists Facebook Group by clicking here. Every day, artists from all over the world are creating amazing art, and you are invited!