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003 Inspiration is not real

003 Inspiration is not real

Inspiration does not exist. It's a lie. Inspiration is not real. True inspiration is the kind that leads to immediate action. Inspiration that leads to nothing tangible is... nothing. There's something tangible standing between an idea and something being...

Introducing the Season of Starting

Introducing the Season of Starting

Lauren and I have always planned our seasons the year before. They served as our guide for the year in our business as well as for our creativity. This month is the first month without Lauren. I almost thought about changing the season. But it's kind of serendipitous....

001 How I went from lazy and passive to deliberate and goal driven

001 How I went from lazy and passive to deliberate and goal driven

Let's officially kick off the podcast with my story and the reason I'm here.  I used to be what I will graciously call passive. I had (and have) a really good life. I was born into a self-made wealthy family. Every bit of my life (and the lives of my ancestors) was...

The Get Messy Podcast

The Get Messy Podcast

Making art should be easy. Turn up the music, select your arty weapons of choice, crack your knuckles and then, well, make art. But let’s be honest: Art is messy. (Heck, life is messy!) So even though it’s so important to you to be an artist and create art regularly …...

Introducing the Season of Inspiration

Introducing the Season of Inspiration

What is your muse? Do you need one? What do I create about? This is the basic question that we ask when we start. What is my muse? This is the next question we ask as our art practice develops. This season we are going to learn how to choose what we create about and...

Get Messy Art Retreat: Charleston

Get Messy Art Retreat: Charleston

In February, 8 women gathered together in Folly Beach, South Carolina for the Get Messy Art Retreat. This week was full of art, good food, friendship and walks along the beach.For me, Lauren, this was a dream come true experience: to spend a week in a beautiful place...

Introducing the Season of Failure

Introducing the Season of Failure

Hey you. Perfectionist. Tell me. What is stopping you from starting that art journal? What's standing in the way of you incorporating making art into your everyday life? Your high standards are what makes your life great, but it often leads to not trying in case of...

Non traditional books to add to your creative lifestyle curriculum

Non traditional books to add to your creative lifestyle curriculum

  We all love to read about creativity, fill our homes with beautiful giant books with art photos, patterns, and photography in them. These books are as beautiful as they are educational. But living a creative life as an artist begs for more depth and inner...

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