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How Artists can overcome Imposter Syndrome

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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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Female Artists over 50 - if not now, when?

Female Artists over 50 - if not now, when?

Female artists, especially in a “certain age” (= no longer young) have often problems to carve out a space for their creativity and their artistic career. We read and hear that to pursue an artistic or creative career, you have to have “made it” in your 20’s or 30’s. This is not only a wrong idea, but it also puts an enormous amount of pressure on us creatives to be successful in an early age - or not at all.This celebration of youth can discourage some of us, who discover their interest in arts and crafts only in their middle age,...

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Updated Class Schedule

Alcohol Inks Classes and Workshops

Updated Class Schedule

The first Alcohol Ink class last month was a great success. We all had a blast, and I'm so proud of my students ... they created amazing alcohol ink art! After receiving feedback from the students, I implemented a couple of changes. First of all ... and I'm super excited about that ... all classes are now 3 hours long (instead of 2 hours). Second of all, I changed the venue. Unfortunately the ventilation in the previous venue was not good enough to ensure that it's a fabulous experience. Ventilation is super important when working with isopropyl alcohol and alcohol inks,...

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Presenting Pantone's Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

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Presenting Pantone's Color of the Year 2020: Classic Blue

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year was announced this week, and I couldn't be more excited with their choice (unless they had selected a teal hahaha. I ADORE teal). Being that the ocean is my Zen place, and loving the forever blue Californian skies, I wholeheartedly approve of Classic Blue.     Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, explained the rationale behind next year's choice in her presentation: "When we look at the world around us, we know that we’re living with a lot of unrest, where some days we don’t feel quite as secure. Blue,...

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New Paintings: Song Of The Heart

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New Paintings: Song Of The Heart

Art is a form of expression.  And it can elicit any number of different emotions in a person. It can boost you up or completely mellow you out. If I'm feeling down and want to cheer up, I crave for colorful art that will make me smile so that I can forget what made me feel sad.  And if you're anything like me, then "Song of the Heart" is guaranteed to lift you up and put a smile on your face! I painted these two new pieces in vibrant acrylics on 24"x12" gesso boards. With their joyful vibe and sweeping upwards movement, these...

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