A Wearable Canvas – Day 234

Artists are always looking for ways to expand their market while protecting the integrity of their work. Sculptors cast their sculptures in alternative materials while painters might create a series of limited-edition prints or find other unique ways to get their work out to a wider public. Richard Malinsky’s paintings are collected for their emotionally... Continue Reading →

Wild Thoughts and Bowls – Day 159

The expression of movement is always a challenge for those of us who work with the sculptural form – but when an artist transcends the grounded physicality of the medium, the result can be one of awe and surprise. Johnson Cheung-shing Tsang is a Hong Kong sculptor specializing in ceramics, stainless steel sculpture and public... Continue Reading →

Embracing Diversity – Day 130

In most creative realms, trends are often what drives sales and, particularly in recent years, a majority of the large-scale, commercially-driven art, music, film and literature we consume is created from proven “formulas” and popular themes. I am always grateful to discover artists who explore subjects, themes and styles that are outside of the mainstream... Continue Reading →

The Artful Egg – Day 99

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 99 of the 365 Days Project is by Gary LeMaster] Pushing the boundaries of the traditional Easter Egg, and how a color-blind boy became an artist……. #99 – The Artist Mind knows no limitations. Anything is possible. I was actually looking for pysanky. I wanted to write a special post... Continue Reading →

The Art of Controlling Water – Day 94

Water isn’t meant to be controlled, but a watercolor artist can offer insights into how it might be managed….. #94 – Each artistic medium has its own energy that the Artist must learn to properly manage. This one is about Water. I’ve always admired watercolor artists. It is perhaps one of the toughest artistic mediums... Continue Reading →

Dance – Day 32

[Today's featured artwork for Day 32 of the 365 Days Project is by Kimber Berry] Dance. If you want to dance, invite an artist. #32 – Artists know how to dance. They dance with their paint, their forms, their words, their music. I’ve always experienced life in full-blown living color. And it surprises me when... Continue Reading →

Choosing – Day 25

[Today's featured artwork for Day 25 of the 365 Days Project is by Jan Hopkins] When your materials choose YOU……. #25 – I didn’t choose the materials I use in my work, they somehow found me so that I could create from that deep, rich place that long-time artists know. If my logical brain had... Continue Reading →

Curiosity – Day 4

[Today's featured artwork for Day 4 of the 365 Days Project is by Leslie Parke] Curiosity. This hallmark of the Artist Mind is the most entertaining - to me, anyway - although I do have to rein it in sometimes in certain social situations. #4 – My Artist Mind has the curiosity of a small... Continue Reading →

No Rules – Day 3

[Today's featured artwork for Day 3 of the 365 Days Project is by Kesha Bruce] Ditch the rules. I had plans, but I should have known. For this project, I had decided that I would write one affirmation per day as I arose each morning for the next 365 days. But every time one would... Continue Reading →

Embracing Mistakes – Day 2

The sculptural piece pictured above is one of mine. It was a departure from my usual work, which made it a challenge to create and raised all sorts of doubts about my validity as an artist. What started off as a "mistake" ended up pushing the boundaries of my artistic practice. It’s the perfect image... Continue Reading →

Abundance – Day 1

[Today's featured artwork for Day 1 of the 365 Days Project is by Rick Hunt] After I wrote yesterday’s post, I started doubting the validity and purpose of the “365 Days  project. But when I woke up this morning and wrote down the first of what will be 365 affirmations, I felt profoundly connected to... Continue Reading →

A Juicy New Year’s Resolution

I wasn’t going to make a New Year’s Resolution this year. Over the decades, I’ve already attempted the obvious ones – where I’ll lose weight, make my first million, find the love of my life, quit my day job, become an artist. (I did manage to achieve the last two, and the rest…..well, they’re still... Continue Reading →

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