Inspirations Fridays Deadlines

How do you finish a painting? Deadlines force us to make decisions, and they sharpen who we are as artists.

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Inspiration Fridays! Have you painted the best painting ever?

When was the last time that you pretended you were a superhero?
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Inspiration Fridays! Are Flowers Worth It?

This world isn’t always generous to artists.
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Inspiration Fridays! Inspired to Slow Down.

I’ve been drawing a lot of flowers. The details included in a bouquet are almost infinite.
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Inspiration Fridays! Can you commit to play?

As artists, it’s important to bring play into our work with intention.
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Inspiration Fridays! Rocket or apple tree?

Hiking my way up a narrow trail some years ago I came across a man working feverishly in his sketchbook...
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Inspiration Fridays! Downtime is a great way to discover what’s next.

The aha moments and big ideas don’t always show up on demand. How do we discover which impulse to follow?
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Inspiration Fridays! Are You Still Learning what You’ve Learned?

Watching my friend Cliff come in through the doors of our studio every day to work was even painful for me. The man moved slowly… deliberately.
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Inspiration Fridays! Do Your Art

Give yourself an hour or even a half an hour each day to create. Honor that time as sacred, it will recharge your battery.
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Inspiration Fridays! Who are you painting?

Learning about someone without words is an incredible gift.
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Inspiration Fridays! Can you finish your own paintings?

No one is even there! And they certainly can’t finish your painting for you. Even if they could, not one of them is qualified to be you.
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Inspiration Fridays! Are you afraid to face your drawing?

I make a lot of noise about drawing. I love to draw, and I found that having a good...
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Inspiration Fridays! How much do you allow your art to lead?

What I've begun to notice, as my life moves forward, is a surprising connection.