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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 […]
August 6, 2020
3 Ways to Get Out of Perfectionism in Your Art

3 Ways to Get Out of Perfectionism in Your Art

 I get sooooo many emails from women who are struggling with being stuck in perfectionism in their Art. Today I want to talk with you about the 3 things it takes to finally break out of your perfectionism, and start painting freely. If you’re stuck in perfectionism, you can […]
July 31, 2020
the secret to finally painting again

The Secret to Finally Painting Again

 So many women are not able to put themselves first, and go for decades without painting. Here are some reasons why you might not be able to put your Art first, and why this one Shift will change your life. You feel guilty putting your Art first You were […]
July 23, 2020
When everyone else's Art feels better than yours

When everyone else’s Art feels better than yours

 There are moments in our Art where we feel shut down, and comparing ourselves to others is one of them. I believe were all came here with something that we’re meant to share here on this Earth. If you’re a Creative, you can see beauty and are meant to […]
July 19, 2020
painting flowers with mixed media by kellie day

Painting Flowers with Mixed Media

I’m a seasonal painter, how about you? What I mean by that is that all the beauty that’s around me is so inspiring that I paint what’s happening at the moment. If it’s winter, I paint snowy mountains, if it’s fall, I paint golden Aspen Trees, and if it’s spring, […]
June 29, 2020

5 Myths that Keep You from Your Art- and How to Bust Them

 Living your fullest life as an artist means you are using your biggest gifts, and you’re not keeping them inside of you. If life feels a little dull right now, and you’re longing to wake up with the spark of knowing your an Artist, let’s be honest… If you […]
June 20, 2020

Poppy Painting Demonstration

 Welcome to my Studio! It’s always great to have art inspiration laying around to keep you going, so this week I’m painting poppies, and here’s a demonstration… If you’re short on inspiration, you’re not alone. These have been challenging times for everyone, so start by giving yourself some grace. […]
June 19, 2020

‘Magic’ and ‘joy’ Art, music light up the night in Ridgway

Art, music light up the night in Ridgway By Leslie Vreeland, Contributing Editor See the full article here, or read it below… There are not a lot of places where you can tour an art gallery in person or listen to live music these days. In Ridgway, you can do […]
June 9, 2020
Kellie Day June Exhibit Creatures at the 610 Gallery

610 Art Gallery June Exhibit: Kellie Day “Creatures” 

Join us on Friday, June 12 from 5-7 pm for the first exhibition of the summer at the 610 Arts Collective gallery, Kellie Day’s “Creatures”, a magical expression of the creatures in Colorado through spray paint, large scale syringed lines, collage and paint. Although a formal “Opening” is not possible at […]
June 6, 2020

Finding Your Style as an Artist

 You want your own style – and you want people to see a twist of YOU in your art. Maybe your art looks like your teacher’s, or your favorite artist’s… OR your art is a copy of paintings you like, and you don’t know how to put YOU in […]
May 29, 2020

When You’re Afraid to Ruin Your Painting

 Do you think your paintings are going to be great if you’re holding back, afraid to ruin them? So many women get stuck, and don’t finishing paintings (for years!), because the’re afraid to ruin their paintings. Which leads to not even starting their paintings, because they get caught in […]