Posts Tagged: art

Papier-mache for grown-ups

Admit it, you’re biased against papier-mache. Remember that stuff you used in elementary school with the lumpy stinky flour-and-water mixture and the goopy newspaper strips? Remember layering those strips over a balloon to make what a generous person might call

Papier-mache for grown-ups

Admit it, you’re biased against papier-mache. Remember that stuff you used in elementary school with the lumpy stinky flour-and-water mixture and the goopy newspaper strips? Remember layering those strips over a balloon to make what a generous person might call

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

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

Go Make Art inspiration card - freebie - benttuba.com

Express yourself! (Free inspiration cards + an invitation)

This is just a little love note to let you know about two things. (Well, three things, if the first thing is YOU’RE AWESOME. Which it is.) ☆   Check out the newest addition to our Free Downloads page: it’s a

Go Make Art inspiration card - freebie - benttuba.com

Express yourself! (Free inspiration cards + an invitation)

This is just a little love note to let you know about two things. (Well, three things, if the first thing is YOU’RE AWESOME. Which it is.) ☆   Check out the newest addition to our Free Downloads page: it’s a

Artistic license: You got it (so spread the love)

  Here’s something you should know about artistic license: you already have it. But that can be easy to forget. So here’s a full-color reminder, which you can print out or email to a friend or post wherever the heck

Artistic license: You got it (so spread the love)

  Here’s something you should know about artistic license: you already have it. But that can be easy to forget. So here’s a full-color reminder, which you can print out or email to a friend or post wherever the heck

37 things I’ve learned in 10 years of being an artist

This list is inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s 34 Things post. (Happy birthday, Chris!) I’ve arrived at birthday #37 this year, but for me a bigger milestone is that it’s been 10 years since I became an artist—a perspective shift that

37 things I’ve learned in 10 years of being an artist

This list is inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s 34 Things post. (Happy birthday, Chris!) I’ve arrived at birthday #37 this year, but for me a bigger milestone is that it’s been 10 years since I became an artist—a perspective shift that