Adventures in Encaustic Painting

People often ask how I stay inspired to make new art day in and day out. I must admit, there are times when it's hard, and a while ago I was feeling low on the inspiration front.... That is when I decided to reinvigorate my creativity by painting a whole new subject matter and in a whole new medium! For me, the challenge of learning, growing and pushing myself out of my comfort zone and exploring a new medium and subject matter is thrilling. Yet, it isn't always easy. Learning how to work in a new medium is a bumpy road. Even though Encaustic Painting is an ancient art form (painting with melted bees wax and damar resign mixed with pigments), it has reinvigorated my creative inspiration to

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

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My 5 Top Tips To GET Re-INPSIRED When You Are Feeling Creatively Drained.

I am often asked by collectors, friends and fellow artists how I manage to stay inspired to keep creating? This is a great question! As in any creative profession, it is essential to refill the creativity well in order to keep making new work that feels authentic and personally meaningful. This can be hugely challenging if you are creating/making on a daily basis. It's easy to deplete the inspiration juices and feel all dried up. When this happens to me, I run through a refill the well protocol... Here are my 5 top tips for staying inspired! 1. Take a breath. Give yourself permission to rest, take care of the body and detach your mind completely from thinking about your next great wor

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