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Drawing inspiration - or being a Copycat?

Inspiration Self Improvement

Drawing inspiration - or being a Copycat?

Drawing inspiration is a good thing. And important for all artists, no matter if a young painter or a more experienced artist.   But at some point - especially when the artist starts selling their work - I feel one has to slowly start finding their own creativity instead of copying only other artists, that they maybe look up to. And it’s a big difference whether a budding artist copies someone’s style to improve their artistry and learn more about their own creativity. Or if a selling artist copies someone’s work to make a profit and selling their pieces. And...

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Two techniques to kickstart your creativity

Inspiration Self Improvement

Two techniques to kickstart your creativity

  If you can't find inspiration to get your next painting or art piece started, I have two different suggestions for you to kickstart that inspiration and get your creative juices flowing. Check them out in the short video here:   This is a video that I created for the audience of our Facebook page "Artsy Broads over 50".  If you haven't done so already, join us- we are building a supportive Facebook community that celebrates female creatives in their "mid-life".  Here we can laugh about ourselves, share stories, inspire and motivate each other, network with other kickass artists and help each other...

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How Artists can overcome Imposter Syndrome

Advice Self Improvement

How Artists can overcome Imposter Syndrome

I thought I was a Fake. When I received my brand-new business cards in the mail, I stared on that little line below my name that read “Abstract Artist”. I couldn't shake the feeling that I was being somehow delusional. That there are millions of artists out there that are better than me. I felt I am not proficient or accomplished enough, that I should not call myself an “artist”.   Do you also know this feeling of inadequacy and insecurity - the secret thought of being a “fake”, and that soon everybody finds out? This feeling is called “Imposter Syndrome” and according to studies,...

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