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January 15, 2021

52 Reasons Your Art is Important

So often women don’t begin their Art because they think it’s “frivolous”, or not as important as other things in life. Yet I talk with women every day who are withering inside because they’ve been neglecting their creative calling for so long. If you need a reason to get going, […]
January 3, 2021
What Do You Want for Your Art in 2021? –

What Do You Want for Your Art in 2021?

 What is it you want for your Art in 2021? You have to envision it to make it happen. Now is a great time to get out your journal and wildly write out ideas for where you’d like your art to go this year. I don’t believe in New […]
December 26, 2020
Creating Your One Precious Art Life

Creating Your One Precious Art Life

Today a friend sent me one of my favorite quotes by Mary Oliver, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” I remembered that life is not an arrival. It is a step by step choice leading you to the life of your dreams…. […]
December 7, 2020
Why talent doesn't matter in art

Why Talent doesn’t Matter in Art

I asked my good friend Erika the other day, “Why do you think some Artists like Janis Joplin and Georgia O’Keefe make it so big, and others don’t?” “Because they just HAVE to do it,” she said. “They have this drive to do it all the time and they have […]
December 4, 2020
art can be your saving grace this winter

Your Art can be your Saving Grace this Winter

This winter we have an opportunity to become butterflies, and emerge from this home-bound cocoon as Artists with wings in 2021. It’s a tough time for many women right now, with nowhere to go, not as many friends to see, and not as much to do. It’s easy to sit, […]
November 30, 2020

WORKSHOP – Paint Holiday Gifts with Me LIVE

 Do you want to add some SPARK to your December, light your CREATIVE FIRE and make ART GIFTS to share?! **Join me for a one-day LIVE ART WORKSHOP to make TWO heartfelt paintings that make perfect gifts for the ones you love** I’m going to paint with you LIVE […]
November 13, 2020
my number one tip for going from amateur to professional artist

How to Take Your Art from Amateur to Pro

Hello Beautiful Artist! Can I be frank? Women never take their art to the next level unless they get a burr under their butt and do something brave. So many women tell me how much their art means to them – how it’s been a LIFETIME calling – and how […]
November 6, 2020

VIDEO: Create the Life You Want from Within

 Enough of waiting around for the world to get better! Are you putting your life on hold waiting for election results? …Or hiding out waiting to see what Covid will do? It’s depressing letting outside factors control us, when the real power we have is INSIDE all of us: […]
October 28, 2020
Paint for You & Stop Pleasing Others - A Conversation with Errin Witherspoon

Paint for You & Stop Pleasing Others – A Conversation with Errin Witherspoon

 Errin was painting portraits, and knew she had more expression waiting to come out. She was painting to please others, and trying to get reassurance from everyone else. She needed help with her confidence and she wanted to find her own voice in her Art. In just six weeks, […]
October 23, 2020
It's not too late to be a painter

It’s not too late to blossom as a painter in 2020

You’re here because you’re an Artist deep down inside. Will 2020 be the year you reconnect with that girl? It’s not too late. If you’re tired of another year going by and nothing exciting happening with your painting, it’s not too late. All of the women in these photos are […]
October 9, 2020
From fear of rejection to confidently painting and selling

From a Fear of Rejection to Confidently Painting & Selling – An interview with Caroline Baasch

 Caroline had been painting her floral pieces for five years, and had some success selling at local art shows. But she couldn’t stop struggling with her fear of rejection. It was holding her back in her art. She was painting to please others, and didn’t feel free. “I was […]
October 2, 2020
Why are women afraid to spend money on their art dream?

Why Women are Afraid to Invest in their Art

This week I talked with an amazing woman who had all kinds of pain from not listening to the nudge of her Art for so many years. She said, “Now is the time, I’ve been stuck for 10 years, I don’t want to look back and regret I didn’t do […]
September 19, 2020
art is not all or nothing

Art is not All or Nothing

 One of my wise students had this realization in our Group call this week: Art is not All or Nothing. This realization was so important for her because she finally understood you don’t have to make a major painting or have a major success in order to make Art. […]
September 14, 2020
when you don't believe you're a good enough artist

When You Don’t Believe You’re Good Enough as an Artist

We just had a poll and the number one reason women feel the most stuck with their painting right now, was that they don’t believe they’re good enough. “Who am I to accomplish great things?” What does that do to people to feel this way? It keeps them playing small […]
September 9, 2020

How to be a Famous Artist

Sometimes people are afraid to be themselves when it comes to making Art. They’re afraid they just won’t be accepted if they make art that’s different. And that leads to this voice hanging over you when you paint that says, “Is everyone going to like that?”… … and “What should […]
September 3, 2020
do you feel guilty when you make art?

Do You Feel Guilty Making Art?

We are culturally conditioned to feel guilty when we take time to make Art. I spoke with a delightful woman this week who knew she was born to be creative. Just like some people know they were born to be a doctor or a teacher, she always knew her Art […]
August 29, 2020
art and trauma- how art heals your spirit

Art and Trauma – How Art Heals Your Spirit

A lot of people have had trauma and I wanted to speak to that today, because I’ve found Art is incredibly healing for trauma. Trauma can show up in a lot of different forms:  – For example, I’ve worked with a lot of artist’s who’ve had abusive mothers. OR parents […]
August 22, 2020

Your 4-Step Plan to a Successful Art Life

Are you longing to make paintings joyfully and feel creative purpose? So many women ask me how I’ve done this, and I wanted to share with you today the secret to my Art success. If you’re in the “longing phase” you might be feeling a constant nagging that you’re “supposed” […]
August 14, 2020

From Dabbling to Confidence & Selling- Interview with Nathalie Gosselin

 Nathalie had been painting 5 years, taking classes and being an active member in an Art Association. She had never sold a painting. She wanted to make art that moved people, while still focusing on the beauty and creative process within. Nathalie’s painting wasn’t moving forward fast enough. She […]
August 10, 2020

Making a Bold Move to Light Your Creative Fire

 Each day we have a choice to stay in our safe comfortable place, or step into opportunities that might seem scary, but open us up to our greatest life as an Artist. For a lot of people, it’s easier to stay in a familiar safe place, than to take […]