Posts Tagged: artists

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

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

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

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

Getting unstuck: 7 techniques to shake the creative doldrums

It happens to everyone. No matter what kind of art you make or how many years you’ve been doing it, some days you just get stuck. You hit a creative wall in the piece you’re working on, and you have

Getting unstuck: 7 techniques to shake the creative doldrums

It happens to everyone. No matter what kind of art you make or how many years you’ve been doing it, some days you just get stuck. You hit a creative wall in the piece you’re working on, and you have

Sketchbook snapshot: Objects from nature

I’ve been following the adventures of the Sketchbook Challenge blog (although, I admit, I have not been producing an abundance of images for every monthly theme). I’m feeling really inspired by some of the work that folks are creating for

Sketchbook snapshot: Objects from nature

I’ve been following the adventures of the Sketchbook Challenge blog (although, I admit, I have not been producing an abundance of images for every monthly theme). I’m feeling really inspired by some of the work that folks are creating for

Art belongs to you!

You’re an artist. Yes, YOU. Art is your birthright as a human being. Since the dawn of time, or at least since the point at which humans stood upright and became marginally self-aware, people have been creating art. Why? Because

Art belongs to you!

You’re an artist. Yes, YOU. Art is your birthright as a human being. Since the dawn of time, or at least since the point at which humans stood upright and became marginally self-aware, people have been creating art. Why? Because