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August 15, 2019
Why Asking for Advice is Not Advancing Your Art

Why Asking for Advice is Not Advancing Your Art

 This video is taken from my facebook group, Transform Your Art from Dabbling to Professional Quality Women love to ask others for advice on their paintings … “What should I do next?” “Is it finished?” “Do you think anyone will buy it?” I’m seeing a lot of this in […]
July 20, 2019
How to know if you're an artist

How to Know if You’re an Artist

 I talk with a lot of my students who finally start making the most beautiful art of their life, and one of the things that makes them happiest is to finally be able to say, “I’m an Artist.” This is huge for women who’ve been waiting their whole life […]
June 25, 2019
the biggest gift you can give yourself in art

The Biggest Gift Your Can Give Yourself in Art

 Today I wanted to share with you some very inspiring words from one of my students, on the Biggest Gift You Can Give Yourself in Art. Read about how committing to your art with both feet, and refusing to keep dabbling, is how you find your greatest abilities, and […]
June 23, 2019

Are you stuck in your day job, dreaming of your art?

 Did you choose a career path over your art? Maybe everyone told you it wasn’t possible to make money with art. And now, decades later you’ve found success at work, and maybe raised a beautiful family, but are you longing for this one piece of yourself that was set […]
November 27, 2017
4 ways to add texture to your paintings

Four Ways to Add Texture to Your Paintings

There are so many ways to add texture to your paintings beside paint! I’ve just created a video for Empty Easel where you can learn all about it … In this short demonstration video, I’ll show you four different ways to add texture to your paintings by using various acrylic products that can […]
November 4, 2017

Playing with Interference Paints

Interference Paints have a reflective property when viewed in the light, much like butterfly wings or fish scales. Learn how to use Interference Paints in this free, quick art tip. In this Art Tip video, I show you the products I use to create a quick iridescent butterfly with amazing, […]
July 24, 2016
Experiment with my son's Spanish Homework ©Kellie Day

Are You Having Fun with Your Art?

Is your work suffering because it’s lost its sparkle? Having fun with your art is a key ingredient in making great work. Here are four ways to make the process more delightful! … Take time to screw off – Being playful in our everyday lives transfers to our spirit, and in turn to our […]
May 9, 2016
10 tips on how to live a more creative life

Ten Tips on How to Live a More Creative Life

Igniting your life as a creative person doesn’t just start when you put the brush on the canvas. It starts before that … It begins with those little habits of how you go through your day. By beginning to carve little treasures of time for yourself, you will start to […]
September 20, 2015
dia de lost muertos mini skull paintings, a tutorial with Kellie DAy

Dia de los Muertos Mini Paintings – An Art Tutorial

Good morning! We are enjoying a glorious fall here in southwest Colorado and are about to head out into the desert today to visit the wild horses and stay in a cabin. As many of you know, one of my favorite folk art holidays is approaching, and I am already unable […]
May 30, 2015
Making handmade stamps, a free tutorial with Kellie Day

Creating Handmade Stamps

I thought it would be fun to show you how to make handmade stamps. Here’s a tutorial that shows you how to make simple stamps, and all the materials needed, along with a peek at more complex stamps that border on print making… Enjoy!