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Lessons for the heart-expanding Artist.

November 21, 2023

A Sneak Peak At My NEW Navajo Paint Horse Series & NEW Exhibit In Telluride Colorado

Happy Turkey week! I’ve been madly in love with road trips since my early 20’s. There’s nothing better than hopping in the car and going whichever way the wind blows you. One thing I’ve been moved by lately on my drives through the southwest, are the paint horses grazing in […]
November 12, 2023

How to carve out moments for your artistic soul

I’ve been creating LOTS of new paintings and listening to what my heart wants lately more than ever. Connecting with my Art is my true guide. This means that whatever is happening in my life, good or bad, everything feels right when I’m creating. Sometimes I see women who are […]
November 8, 2023

Her Art was Her Life Raft – an Interview with painter Bille von Roeder

Bille was making Art but she wasn’t that happy with it. Her husband had become ill and she had to stay close to home, and felt trapped. So she set up an Art studio there, to try to add light to her spirit, and have an escape. In the beginning […]
November 5, 2023

The Power of Believing in Yourself as an Artist

Did you ever notice that when your energy and happiness are low, that it feels like nothing’s going well? It’s a common law of the universe that when you’re UP things go well, and when you’re DOWN, things feel like kinda bad. What you focus on, you draw into your […]
October 25, 2023

How Art Can Heal Your Heart

Could your heart use a little love? I’ve been noticing a lot of women in my community posting about how Art has helped them to heal after a tough period. Often times when women go through a tough time in life, they come back to the solace and healing in […]
October 19, 2023

How to Get Ideas for WHAT to Paint

Sometimes women know how to paint, but get a little flustered on WHAT to paint. Here are some ways you can get excited about what to paint… I believe that Art is life, and the first place to look when we’re short of inspiring ideas, is our life. By going […]
September 16, 2023

How to Switch from Comparing to Sharing Your Art!

I was watching a video with Hawaiian wise man Ke’oni Hanalei this week, and he was talking about how we compare ourselves to others. It was really beautiful, because as Artists this is something that can really shut us down. For example, have you ever been perusing instagram or youtube […]
September 10, 2023

Don’t Have the Motivation to Paint? Here’s how I do it

Some great artists have said that you have to “show up” whether you’re inspired or not – and that’s the only way to make art.   While part of that is true, you do have to show up, we all know the truth: You also have to be motivated and […]
August 29, 2023

How to Take Your Painting from GOOD to GREAT

You know that moment in a painting where you want to take it from GOOD to GREAT It can be scary… Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s the next step to take in your painting. Or you might be afraid to ruin it. Here’s a quickie video I wanted to […]
August 19, 2023

Are You in Your Creative Flow?

One of the loveliest things in life is being in the creative flow. You know, when you lose track of time and get lost in painting for hours? This week and I taught women in Telluride Colorado how to paint mixed media song birds. We only had an afternoon, but […]
August 2, 2023

Reawakening her Creative Spirit with her Dream Art Show – an Interview with Mischelle Davis

Mischelle Davis hadn’t completed a full painting in 30 years. Even though she’d had a successful marketing career and raised a now-graduating son, she still thought about her Art every day.   “It’s torture (to not paint for so long). Anytime I was working with creative people, I thought, ‘Could […]
July 31, 2023

How to stop Dabbling and Do Your First Art Show

Have you been dabbling in Art for decades? Do you have an Art dream you want to unearth, and share with the world? My student Mischelle had a dream to do an Art exhibit in a vineyard. She told me about her dream earlier this year, and it seemed so […]
July 6, 2023

The Essential Attitude for Art Success

If you’re ready to make your Art highly successful, this video is for you – discover the one bi🌟g thing you gotta have. There are two attitudes I see regularly when talking with Artists. One of the attitudes will make your Art dream a reality, the other will keep you […]
June 26, 2023

Don’t make this Devastating art mistake – Listening to this will change your life

I keep hearing women making this one devastating mistake with their art. Many women fill up their day with the smaller things, feeling overwhelmed with cleaning and things that are less important than their art. This steals your life energy and leaves you with no time or bandwidth to be […]
June 18, 2023

The 3 Essential Elements of Fueling Your Creativity

This week I led an Art Retreat in northern Arizona. Do you know what the biggest takeaways were for these women, along with making art? Having a CREATIVE COMMUNITY of women, and NURTURING themselves. These three things, art, community and nurture, were so powerfully fulfilling that everyone said they wanted […]
June 3, 2023

Spotlight on the Arts: Kellie Day

Ridgway artist Kellie Day has a new gallery series opening this week. An opening for her “Colorful Colorado” show is scheduled from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the 610 Arts Collective, 610 Clinton St., in Ridgway. Photo by Lizzie Tilles/Courtesy Kellie Day By Katie Langford on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Read […]
May 28, 2023

My New Art Show & What it Takes to Do Your Own

So I’ve been working on an entirely new series of paintings. You’ve probably heard about Artists who create a “body of work”, and do a solo show. Maybe you’ve done one yourself. I’ve spent a fair amount of time creating a lot of new paintings for new solo exhibit, and all the inspirations, colors […]
May 20, 2023

Peak at my NEW Art Collection, “Colorful Colorado”

I’m very excited to announce the release of a NEW Art Collection, “Colorful Colorado”! Here’s a peak at the title painting, which shares my love of this state and in particular, Ridgway Colorado where I’ve lived for the last 25 years. I think because I grew up in the midwest […]
May 7, 2023

40+ Women Share 4 Keys to their Art success

Are you longing to create your Art life? This week I spoke with a woman who was in tears because she’s been wanting to reconnect with her painting for her entire adult life.  She wasn’t supported by her parents, but instead was encouraged to take a more traditional job that […]
April 25, 2023

How do we become thriving Artists? An Interview with Artist Laurie Waalkes

Laurie needed to find her voice as an artist. She had recently retired, but couldn’t get into her studio due to self doubt around being treated with a mood disorder. She felt her art could never be good enough again, and that it would be “flat”. In less than a […]