Category Archives: creativity

We wrote a book for you, and it’s finally here!

  Well, it’s been a crazy couple of years (that’s a story for another time), but we’ve finally been able to finish the book we started writing a while back, and now it’s available in paperback from CreateSpace. Art Is

We wrote a book for you, and it’s finally here!

  Well, it’s been a crazy couple of years (that’s a story for another time), but we’ve finally been able to finish the book we started writing a while back, and now it’s available in paperback from CreateSpace. Art Is

Did you hear? We’ve got something new up our sleeves…

    The two of us are hard at work on a new project, which we’ll be unveiling soon. Please click here to learn about the upcoming release of Art Is For Everyone.

Did you hear? We’ve got something new up our sleeves…

    The two of us are hard at work on a new project, which we’ll be unveiling soon. Please click here to learn about the upcoming release of Art Is For Everyone.

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Chris Seufert http://www.flickr.com/photos/mychatham/

In which the studio undergoes a sea change

Yes, we know it’s been a while since an update appeared on the Bent Tuba blog. Over the past few months, Bent Tuba Studio has undergone a sea change. We’ve been on hiatus since June of this year, with the

Flickr Creative Commons photo by Chris Seufert http://www.flickr.com/photos/mychatham/

In which the studio undergoes a sea change

Yes, we know it’s been a while since an update appeared on the Bent Tuba blog. Over the past few months, Bent Tuba Studio has undergone a sea change. We’ve been on hiatus since June of this year, with the

Open, brilliant, brave: A creative inspiration poster for you

About seven years ago, I was setting up my art supplies in the corner of a basement room in a Guilford College classroom building, on the verge of a year-long artistic exploration of my senior thesis topic. And I was

Open, brilliant, brave: A creative inspiration poster for you

About seven years ago, I was setting up my art supplies in the corner of a basement room in a Guilford College classroom building, on the verge of a year-long artistic exploration of my senior thesis topic. And I was

Make your mark: Getting friendly with the blank page

Why is it so hard to just get started? We stare at the blank page: a fresh sheet of paper, or an empty canvas, or a new page in a new sketchbook, or a white screen with a blinking cursor.

Make your mark: Getting friendly with the blank page

Why is it so hard to just get started? We stare at the blank page: a fresh sheet of paper, or an empty canvas, or a new page in a new sketchbook, or a white screen with a blinking cursor.

What is art journaling?

What’s an art journal? What should you include in it? Can you keep an art journal even if you don’t know how to draw? These are questions we’ve been hearing a lot, especially now that Bent Tuba Studio is offering

What is art journaling?

What’s an art journal? What should you include in it? Can you keep an art journal even if you don’t know how to draw? These are questions we’ve been hearing a lot, especially now that Bent Tuba Studio is offering

Have You Met…? (featuring Louise Grape)

“Have You Met…?” is a new feature spotlighting creative people who are doing amazing things in the Triad area.  Louise Grape is the founder of Hirsch Wellness Network and a fiber artist/designer. Nicki and I first met Louise in 2009,

Have You Met…? (featuring Louise Grape)

“Have You Met…?” is a new feature spotlighting creative people who are doing amazing things in the Triad area.  Louise Grape is the founder of Hirsch Wellness Network and a fiber artist/designer. Nicki and I first met Louise in 2009,