HOW TO GET IN THE FLOW WITH YOUR ART

HOW TO GET IN THE FLOW WITH YOUR ART

Do you ever feel like it is hit-and-miss when making your art? That is how it was for me last night. I was going along great, and then I became distracted, and progress stalled. Sometimes it just feels like I am just pushing paint around. So what is all this about?...

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How to call yourself an artist

How to call yourself an artist

I remember I used to have the most challenging time calling myself an artist. Inside, I felt like one. However, I wasn’t ready to give myself that title. A majority of my work was making illustrations and so I called myself an illustrator. I had the misguided...

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How my studio wall works

How my studio wall works

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “How does your studio wall work?” In other words, how do I hang all these different sized paintings on my painting wall? So today, I thought I would show you. Have a look here: I also share a tip about these...

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When is your Art done?

When is your Art done?

How do you know when your art is done? This question never seems to have a clear answer. I am not sure if I entirely do either, but I can share three helpful ways I think about finishing my art. This is what I am talking about this morning. Have a look here: The first...

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I found this just down the hall…

I found this just down the hall…

I walked down the hall in my building, and I bumped into artist Terri Froelich. She was telling me how she is scaling up her work. It was super interesting to hear her talk about the whole process, so I asked to see her latest paintings. It was so fun to get a studio...

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Opening the door of your own art

Opening the door of your own art

I can clearly remember a time when just the idea of art-making was fraught with worries and concerns. It wasn’t the fact that my work was so bad. It was me. Sometimes I was overly concerned about what others might think about my art. Sometimes I would compare...

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How to choose better for your Art + Life

How to choose better for your Art + Life

Do you ever feel like you made the wrong decision? Upon looking back, it seems so obviously wrong. How could I make that decision? Well, that is what I am talking about today. Have a look here: If you want to be better able to choose what you want, especially...

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Are you thinking big enough?

Are you thinking big enough?

I remember not feeling so good about the kind of art I was making. I thought it was because of my circumstances. I had all sorts of ideas about what was or was not possible for me. But years ago, I had a conversation with my father, Clifford Wilton, who changed all...

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I am not competitive

I am not competitive

I used to hate competition. But now it doesn’t bother me. I figured out that competition was so unpleasant because I was focusing too much on everyone else. I lost track of me in the process. Whether you are running a race, dancing, making art, or almost any...

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How to make your art more consistently

How to make your art more consistently

Do you ever set goals for yourself to make art so many hours so many times a week? I used to do that, but I discovered that it rarely works out for me. So I changed my thinking. That is what this video is about today. Have a look here: I call this strategy,...

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