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Lessons for the heart-expanding Artist.

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 […]
April 9, 2023

My Favorite Art Tools and Inspirations to get You in the Creative Flow

Hello creative soul, Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite Art tools, inspirations, meditations and more that spark my creativity and get me in the flow… If you’re not in your Art flow, you’re missing out on that incredible feeling of fulfillment and joy – of seeing what you […]
March 20, 2023

How I got Started in Mixed Media Painting

Happy Spring! Are you yearning to make more Art in this energetic season?  When I first realized I wanted art to be a bigger part of my life, I was a single mother with a toddler. I saw an ad for a class in Mexico on mixed media painting that […]
March 11, 2023

How do we create the life we want? An interview with Anya Lincoln

Artist Anya Lincoln’s work revolves around one question: What do we do to create the life we want?… And she’s recently written a book about this called I AM. We come into this world free, and then, in order to survive our personal world, we take on “rules” of what […]
February 28, 2023

Finding Your Authentic Art – An Interview with Artist Sharon Coleman

Sharon was stuck looking at a white canvas. She had taken numerous classes in 2022, but always with teachers who wanted to teach her their own method. She was hard on herself, and felt like she had to create a “masterpiece” every time.  In late 2022 something shifted and she […]
February 20, 2023

How to make a big painting – a glimpse into my process

  How do you get ideas from your head onto a canvas… do you paint intuitively, or logically? Sometimes  people wonder how to get a drawing or watercolor, or a smaller painting onto a canvas. I also have people ask me how to go big, it can be intimidating. But […]
February 5, 2023

A Vulnerable Moment about my own Art Journey

Hellow fellow Artist, Today I’m being vulnerable and sharing with you how I brought my own Art into alignment with my life, and everything started flowing … Enjoy the video! XO Kellie
January 31, 2023

Are You Frozen by Artist Overwhelm?

Did you know that one of the biggest reasons women don’t move their art forward is because they are in Overwhelm? Life presents us with so many things we need to take care of. It’s hard to focus.  Overwhelm is a very common thing, so don’t feel bad if this […]