How to Paint Something You Suck At

This isn’t going to be a painting tutorial, this is just something I’ve been trying to figure out. I’ve written on this topic before. This can be attributed to any artist in any medium, but for argument’s sake, I’m going to be talking about painters. Both traditional and digital. Many artists are good at painting…

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Three Hour Work Day Challenge: Day 6

Happy new year and welcome to the new twenties! As tradition dictates, I stayed up until midnight, had alcohol, and had a nice, quiet party at home. Didn’t drink too much, so I didn’t wake up hungover, but I did wake up with much little and much less quality sleep. STILL managed to get up…

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Three Hour Workday Challenge: Day 2

Ha! Ha! Haha! Hahaha! I ALMOST just turned my alarm off and went back to sleep, but I DIDN’T! I think my brain is really liking the idea of getting up and having a set art routine because while normally I would’ve lost this battle, I couldn’t fall back asleep because I was too excited…

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Three Hour Workday Challenge Day 1

1. Learning Time (30 Minutes) I finished the book, Show Me Your Work by Austin Kleon. This little book is a list of 10 steps to getting your artwork out there. Here’s what I learned today: 7. Don’t Turn into Human Spam– I thought “Human Spam” meant being one of those irritating people who is…

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Coffee with Art: Shine Like the Sun

I’m sure it’s happened to the best of us. There are times where something happens that make us really not like people. Everybody has a bit of good and bad in them, but there are days where it’s seemingly impossible for not seeing anything other than the bad. Here’s a cold, hard fact. People suck.…

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I Don’t Want to Paint

This morning, I overslept, still woke up early enough to where I’m not leaving the door for work 20 minutes before my shift, but still enough that it caused a detriment to my morning routine. Even so, I found that I had some extra time today than I did yesterday (and I did manage to…

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Become an Artist

I’m writing this more for myself. It seems like the more I pursue my art career, the more opportunities open up, and the more daunting it becomes. As I’ve said in the past, I’m personally struggling with a very odd Fear of Success (versus the fear of failure. Only instead of not trying because you’re…

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7 Things You Should Say to Yourself Like a Crazy Person

Monday Musings

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