8paint Inspiration Fridays What beauty is in your world?

Fall in love with what is in front of you. And then, share that love. We still need artists.

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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.
8paint Inspiration Fridays Do Your Dreams Pay Rent

Inspiration Fridays! Do Your Dreams Pay Rent?

I can't begin to count the times, that I have been caught acting as both the host and guest...
8paint blog - Inspiration Fridays - Have you jumped yet?

Inspiration Fridays! Have you jumped yet?

I stared out across the underside of the wobbly wing of a well-loved Cessna Skylane...
8paint Inspiration Friddays What's the value of art?

Inspiration Fridays! What’s the value of art?

How do you sell something you love without coming off as fake or cheesy?
Inspirations Fridays Good enough? Absolutely!

Inspiration Fridays! Good enough? Absolutely!

What if your drawing didn't have to be "right" to be good?
Inspiration Fridays Sometimes inspiration leaps out from the unexpected and bites us right on the neck. 

Inspiration Fridays! Get Past Your Blocks and Find Your Inspiration

Sometimes inspiration leaps out from the unexpected and bites us right on the neck.