Work in progress: tiny fabric altars

  Nature gives us shapeless shapes: clouds and wings and flame    — Paul Simon, “You’re the One” There are some materials I’ve been moving from place to place for the past several years, knowing that I’d use them somehow-someday

Work in progress: tiny fabric altars

  Nature gives us shapeless shapes: clouds and wings and flame    — Paul Simon, “You’re the One” There are some materials I’ve been moving from place to place for the past several years, knowing that I’d use them somehow-someday

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

How to make watercolor aspiration cards

Our first adventure with making aspiration cards was so much fun, Nicki and I decided to offer it as a workshop. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of teaching this process to a private group, and one participant emailed me

How to make watercolor aspiration cards

Our first adventure with making aspiration cards was so much fun, Nicki and I decided to offer it as a workshop. A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of teaching this process to a private group, and one participant emailed me

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,

5 Myths About Being an Artist

We all know what it takes to be an artist… and we ain’t got it. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t believe everything your cultural conditioning tells you. Here are 5 things you learned about being an artist that are, well, just

5 Myths About Being an Artist

We all know what it takes to be an artist… and we ain’t got it. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t believe everything your cultural conditioning tells you. Here are 5 things you learned about being an artist that are, well, just