Posts Tagged: creativity

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.

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

Print and play! Brief guide to making your own rubber stamps

Our rubber stamp workshop this afternoon was a blast! For those of you who couldn’t be there in the studio with us, we put together a printable guide to making your own rubber stamps from erasers or other carving media.

Print and play! Brief guide to making your own rubber stamps

Our rubber stamp workshop this afternoon was a blast! For those of you who couldn’t be there in the studio with us, we put together a printable guide to making your own rubber stamps from erasers or other carving media.

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