The desire to make your painting perfect, and the fear of ruining it, will always lead to painting doom. But there are ways to overcome art fear.
Curiosity can shift your attitude so that you’re seeing magic in what’s been seemingly mundane, and your creativity will skyrocket.
What does a photograph mean to me? To you? Photographs, like all art, elicit our emotions and our reactions, and the connections that we make with them. What touches me […]
There’s no doubt that some of our best ideas come when we’re away from the office, in the flow of life. But when we’re stuck at our desks, there are aids to help the flow.
Art is everywhere, not just in museums, often in the architecture of well-preserved towns–where their sense of place honors their architectural past.
Looking at water for patterns, and finding them, or finding none at all, can be a source of inspiration and creativity.
The impulse to distraction will always be with us. But to find focus, we can look within, where our own best experts live.
One thing leads to another on a hunt for a lobster roll in Maine—where you can find pearls before lobster and study the lost art of cursive, too.
Lettering Required: When you’re devoted to type, college and career requirements can enable lifelong passions, especially to the art of letters.
As a writer, words are your paint. Here’s a quote from Rhys Alexander to remind you to use all the colors.
When you’re in a creative drought, just hit the road. Literally or virtually, you can juice your creative flow and find new ways of looking at old things.
Timing is everything. One can acquire patience and prudence with a Spanish dagger in an Austin, Texas front yard, but will be rewarded with a stunning display of blooms.
Ideas are like rabbits, said John Steinbeck. May you have many. Happy Easter.
The Badlands of South Dakota have drawn me in nearly every decade of my life, and even rewarded me for my loyalty.
Bauhaus artist Paul Klee found himself possessed by color after an influential trip to Tunisia. But time spent in Italy informed his art as well.