How to Keep One’s Roots – Day 105

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 105 of the 365 Days Project is by Lenny Novak.] How do we keep the roots of our culture, our traditions as we move forward in the contemporary world? #105 – The Artist Mind is always moving towards innovation. Keeping the roots of tradition while moving forward is a delicate... Continue Reading →

Artists and Dyslexia – Day 103

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 103 of the 365 Days Project is by Michelle Vara.] What do Steve Jobs, Tom Cruise, Lewis Carroll, Steven Spielberg and Leonardo daVinci have in common? #103 – While not all Artists are dyslexic, the Artist Mind is the portal through which dyslexics experience their world. A vivid imagination. An... Continue Reading →

True Creative Human Relations – Day 102

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 102 of the 365 Days Project is by Kokichi Umezaki.] Imagine the power of living as a truly creative human being... #102 – The Artist Mind can teach us to live through the deep symbolism of a creative life. As I continue this journey celebrating artists and the creative mind... Continue Reading →

Art is not a Day Job – Day 101

#101 – Art is not a day job. It is a way of being in the world. Ask any artist why they create. It is not a deliberate choice, it is a way of experiencing and understanding the world, ourselves and each other. Here are more inspiring thoughts from previous essays: Day 24 - The... 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... Continue Reading →

The Two-Career Artist- Day 97

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 97 of the 365 Days Project is by BiJian Fan.] When the passion to create arrives in the middle of a profitable career. #97 – The decision to maintain an “alternate career” for any Artist is a personal one. Managing two careers takes great discipline as well as an ability... Continue Reading →

The Pursuit of Beauty – Day 95

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 95 of the 365 Days Project is by Mary Fox.] The real path in the Pursuit of Happiness is actually the Pursuit of Beauty. #95 – The Logical Mind seeks happiness. The Artist Mind seeks beauty. Artists understand the power of beauty. Recognizing beauty is an art because it is... Continue Reading →

The Art of Controlling Water – Day 94

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 94 of the 365 Days Project is by Sadhu Aliyur.] 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... Continue Reading →

Freeing the Imagination – Day 93

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 93 of the 365 Days Project is by Patricia Boyd.] This is what happens when the imagination is given free reign... #93 – The Artist Mind, when allowed complete freedom, sees unlimited potential in the humblest of materials. Even gourds. Gourds are an unusual medium for sculpture but Patricia Boyd... Continue Reading →

A Prescription for Art – Day 91

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 91 of the 365 Days Project is by Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella.] What if doctors gave out prescriptions for art rather than pills? #91 – The roots of art are in healing. Centuries ago, artists were the healers of their tribe. Those who are familiar with the principles of holistic healing, feng-shui... Continue Reading →

Color and Culture – Day 90

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 90 of the 365 Days Project is by Tapas Das.] #90 – The culture of color Since the beginning of the year, the 365 Days Project has evolved to include artists from around the world. One of the most interesting discoveries from this global exploration of art is the insights... Continue Reading →

Wild Dreams – Day 89

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 89 of the 365 Days Project is by Heidi Vilkman.] Even the wildest dreams...ESPECIALLY the wildest dreams...can be possible. #89 – The Artist Mind loves big dreams. The Logical Mind can help make them happen. Artists often have big dreams. But there are often people who think such dreams are... Continue Reading →

Understanding Many Faces – Day 86

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 86 of the 365 Days Project is by Lisa G. Bauer.] As Artists, we have the ability to understand the many faces within ourselves and others. #86 – The Logical Mind would prefer us to be one-dimensional, but the Artist Mind embraces each and every one of our multiple facets.... Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Journey – Day 85

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 85 of the 365 Days Project is by Alakananda Sengupta.] The Journey of the Artist... #85 – The path of the Artist is a creative journey, one that lasts a lifetime. Unlike most traditional careers, the path of the artist is a journey. In Alakananda Sengupta’s striking sculpture, “The Journey,”... Continue Reading →

The Decision to Embrace One’s Art – Day 84

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 84 of the 365 Days Project is by Sandra Blair.] What makes Artists decide to dedicate their lives to their work? #84 – Artists don’t “decide" to become artists - deep inside, they have always been artists. But what makes artists dedicate their artistic talents as their life’s work? There... Continue Reading →

The Myth of the Disconnected Artist – Day 80

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 80 of the 365 Days Project is by Gregory Pelizzari.] Artists are knee-deep in life. #80 – Artists experience everything deeply – and one way or another that connection finds its way into their artwork, either consciously or unconsciously. One of the reasons I began this 365 Days Project was... Continue Reading →

Dancing with Straight Lines – Day 78

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 78 of the 365 Days Project is by Judith Kramer.] Artists just love to mess with your head. #78 – The Logical Mind and the Artist Mind are always in a dance and Artists will play with that balance to provoke alternate perspectives. What would happen if you removed all... Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Sandbox – Day 77

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 77 of the 365 Days Project is by Elly Prestegård.] What if we could do it all? #77 – Artists often explore a variety of mediums…..but there are some who manage to roll them all into one creative adventure. Artists are like kids in a sandbox, bringing all of their... Continue Reading →

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