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Mixed Media Art

We All Start Somewhere: What Our Old Mixed Media Art Can Teach Us

It's only in the last year or so that I started to feel confident in my art. I have been seriously working on my art for a solid 5+ years now, so it surprises me sometimes that it took that long.  But then again, it takes as long as it takes. Just like any other… Continue reading We All Start Somewhere: What Our Old Mixed Media Art Can Teach Us

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Mixed Media Art

What It’s Really Like to be an Artist (One Artist’s Perspective)

I was sitting at my easel last night, working on one of my newest paintings and thinking, as I normally do. Painting has kind of a meditative quality and all sorts of thoughts drift through my mind. Last night, I thought about how weird it is to be an artist. Yes, weird. Here I am,… Continue reading What It’s Really Like to be an Artist (One Artist’s Perspective)

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Creativity

Artists Who Inspired Me When I Was Learning Mixed Media Art

I would describe myself as a mostly self-taught artist. I throw that "mostly" in there because, of course, I had to turn to people more experienced than myself so I could learn the things I didn't know. This included people IRL (in real life) and (in the past several years) people who offer art inspiration… Continue reading Artists Who Inspired Me When I Was Learning Mixed Media Art