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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Inspiration Fridays! Cutting through the clutter.

... I realized that I wouldn’t be able to start a painting if I wanted to...
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Inspiration Fridays! Magic Hands!

Trust your hands because paint is magic.  The answers are hidden in the act of doing. A few months back I had the opportunity to go to the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Portland Art Museum...
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Inspiration Fridays! Playing Small?

Playing Small? It’s important to make sure that we’ve changed our mindset from painting small to going big!
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Inspiration Fridays! What dreams keep you awake?

There is a distinct difference between having a dream and reveling in a fantasy. Both can start with the same vision, an idea so delicious that we...
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Inspiration Fridays! Coffee Stains

It all started with a couple of misplaced coffee cups, and some dark rings on my favorite sketches.
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Inspiration Fridays! My left hand.

I am right-handed. I have been informed by my left-handed friends that being a south paw is very special...
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Inspiration Fridays! Stepping Into The Unknown

The world is never ready for something it hasn’t seen before, and that’s where your creativity comes in.
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Inspiration Fridays! Craft vs. Intuition

Some paintings feel like they are exploding with energy. All that I can do is stand there and look... slack-jawed... speechless.
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Inspiration Fridays! Finding Your Creative Collective

Not only does it make a larger space more affordable, but the fusion of ideas and energy also acts as a catalyst for our all of our artistic growth.
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Inspiration Fridays! Little Steps, Big Win.

I may end up with something I love, or maybe I don't, but I never question...