8paint Inspiration Friday-Can your art be both?

When I first started painting, I wanted very much to be right. My paintings were carefully executed. The work needed to be accessible and relatable in order to be “good”.

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8paint Inspiration Fridays - Why wouldn't you create?

Inspiration Fridays! Why wouldn’t you create?

I felt like there needed to be a masterpiece on every canvas to justify the expense. And in order to grow and risk, that just wasn’t going to happen.
8paint Inspiration Fridays - What if the opposite were also true?

Inspiration Fridays! What if the opposite were also true?

Believe it or not, the real success for an artist is in showing up, doing of the work, and being willing to share that work...
8paint Inspiration Friday What Will You Paint Tomorrow?

Inspiration Fridays! What will you paint tomorrow?

If you didn’t make it to the easel today, instead of berating yourself for falling off, take some time to reflect.
8paint - Inspiration Friday -Does Time Makes Sense of Art?

Inspiration Fridays – Does Time Make Sense of Art?

I love using story in my work, but why do I choose to tell the stories I do?
8paint Inspiration Fridays Blog - Make Room for You

Inspiration Fridays! Make Room For You

Sometimes I forget that I’m an artist...
Inspirations Fridays Deadlines

Inspiration Fridays! Deadlines

How do you finish a painting? Deadlines force us to make decisions, and they sharpen who we are as artists.
8paint Inspirations Fridays Can your painting teach you something?

Inspiration Fridays! Can your painting teach you something?

Inspiration to paint lives in everything. The world around me, the life I aspire to live, and even the parts of myself I would rather forget.
Inspiration Fridays - Have you thanked your paintings for showing up?

Inspiration Fridays! Have you thanked your paintings for showing up?

Painting can feel as easy as breathing. But first, we have to let go.
8paint Inspiration Friday Do your assumptions need glasses?

Inspiration Fridays! Do your assumptions need glasses?

Drawing from a photo? Turn it upside down and see if those shapes aren't just a little bit more obvious when you don’t know what you’re looking at.
8paint Blog - Inspiration Friday - How can a painting talk?

Inspiration Fridays! How can a painting talk?

Standing in front of a painting by Gauguin, I'm transported. His work takes me out of the d'Orsay and drops me off in the state of Wonder
8paint Inspiration Friday's - Does creativity need a treat?

Inspiration Fridays! Does creativity need a treat?

Creativity is a cat. She chooses you. In the meantime, all you need to do is show up and be ready to let her in.
8paint Inspiration Fridays Does your small canvas feel big?

Inspiration Fridays! Does your small canvas feel big?

Switching it up and moving toward larger canvases when you’re painting is always exciting.