Posts Tagged: artist

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.

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

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

It’s easier than you think: Why you should make your own rubber stamps

The first time I walked into the rubber stamp aisle of a craft supply store, I was in awe. It was amazing to think that I could reproduce the same image again and again, like magic, with just an ink

It’s easier than you think: Why you should make your own rubber stamps

The first time I walked into the rubber stamp aisle of a craft supply store, I was in awe. It was amazing to think that I could reproduce the same image again and again, like magic, with just an ink

Free fun for you! Printable instruction sheet for bamboo-bound French fold books

Wanna try your hand at one of the books featured in our Found Poems on Found Paper workshop? Nicki has lovingly hand-drawn a printable instruction sheet for making bamboo-bound French fold books. Now you can be a bamboo-bound-book-makin’ machine… or

Free fun for you! Printable instruction sheet for bamboo-bound French fold books

Wanna try your hand at one of the books featured in our Found Poems on Found Paper workshop? Nicki has lovingly hand-drawn a printable instruction sheet for making bamboo-bound French fold books. Now you can be a bamboo-bound-book-makin’ machine… or

Remembering David Newton: a visit to the “Onward” exhibition at Guilford College

Nicki and I try to attend as many Guilford College art openings as possible, for three reasons: 1) I’m a Guilford alumna; 2) she teaches in the Guilford art department; 3) the quality of the artwork is always stellar, thanks

Remembering David Newton: a visit to the “Onward” exhibition at Guilford College

Nicki and I try to attend as many Guilford College art openings as possible, for three reasons: 1) I’m a Guilford alumna; 2) she teaches in the Guilford art department; 3) the quality of the artwork is always stellar, thanks

How to find a poem

This past Saturday, eight fabulous souls brought Bent Tuba Studio to life in the “Found Poems on Found Paper” workshop, creating French-fold books with a variety of paper scraps that hold a secret history. To these handmade books, the group

How to find a poem

This past Saturday, eight fabulous souls brought Bent Tuba Studio to life in the “Found Poems on Found Paper” workshop, creating French-fold books with a variety of paper scraps that hold a secret history. To these handmade books, the group