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 →

The Deliciousness of Color – Day 76

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 76 of the 365 Days Project is by Jan Crooker.] Creating a delicious world... #76 – Form, color, light and texture. Creatives in different mediums perceive the world from a variety of perspectives, offering a sumptuous banquet of experiences for the Artist Mind. During a road trip with two of... Continue Reading →

Follow Your Silence – Day 75

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 75 of the 365 Days Project is by Deborah G. Rogers.] Art openings are sometimes not the best way to experience art. #75 – Silence is the language of (most) visual artwork. It allows a greater depth of experience, a direct connection with the Artist Mind and personal interpretation. Art... Continue Reading →

The Lost Art of Tinkering – Day 73

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 73 of the 365 Days Project is by Aaron Kramer.] “Trash is the failure of imagination.” – Aaron Kramer #73 – Tinkering is a form of creation that’s part art, part craft, part invention. No matter what you call it, the process calls upon both sides of the brain, fueled... Continue Reading →

A Creative Game – Day 72

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 72 of the 365 Days Project is by Gabriella Boros.] An invitation to a creative “game” where you can write your own story... #72 – Creative stories can reveal deep insights and power great transformation. The Artist Mind loves stories. Gabriella Boros combines painting with the power of intuitive storytelling... Continue Reading →

Liberating the Porcelain Figurine – Day 71

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 71 of the 365 Days Project is by Chris Antemann.] Tradition has its place, but there’s nothing like liberation. #71 – Traditions can span generations and offer an historical foundation, but the Artist Mind will seek to challenge tradition in an effort to make it relevant in the contemporary world.... Continue Reading →

Imagining New Worlds – Day 69

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 69 of the 365 Days Project is by Sigal Vaisgur.] Artists are the masters of imagining new worlds. #69 – The joy of experiencing art is to get completely lost in someone else’s creation. A good writer can bring the reader right inside the story, perhaps to the point where... Continue Reading →

The Interconnection of Art and Music – Day 68

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 68 of the 365 Days Project is by Myriam Levy.] Music and art are creatively intertwined... #68 – Visual artists and musicians share a universal language. A composer arranges musical notes in the same way a painter works with a palette of colors while their individual mediums complement and enhance... Continue Reading →

Everyone’s an Artist – Day 67

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 67 of the 365 Days Project is by Kate Newlyn.] Everyone has an Artist Mind. #67 – We are all capable of tapping into our creative mind. Passion and practice are two of the elements that make up the evolution of a true artistic practice. Every one of us is... Continue Reading →

When is a Horse Not a Horse? – Day 65

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 65 of the 365 Days Project is by Jenny Horstman.] Ask any artist – a horse isn’t really a horse. #65 – Artists speak the language of signs and symbols, form and color. It’s the Logical Mind that needs to name things because it takes everything literally. As an artist,... Continue Reading →

Art, Ego and Social Media – Day 64

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 64 of the 365 Days Project is by Carlo Alari.] Do not approach artwork with a Social Media Mind. #64 – Creating a work of art takes time. Appreciating that work of art also takes time. When painter Carlo Alari sent me images of his artwork for this essay, the... Continue Reading →

Create Like a Child – Day 62

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 62 of the 365 Days Project is by Judith Joseph.] We were all born to be creative. As we get older, however, many of us forget how to play. #62 – The Artist Mind matures with age, but it never truly “grows up”. Like a child, it creates freely, without... Continue Reading →

Deconstruction and Reconstruction – Day 61

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 61 of the 365 Days Project is by Jack Metzger.] The art of reincarnation. #61 – Resurrecting creative work from another era is an art of deconstruction and reconstruction. Creative inspiration is not only handed down from artist to artist throughout the centuries, but entire masterpieces from other eras are... Continue Reading →

Invisible Art Sells for Millions – Day 60

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 60 of the 365 Days Project is by Lana Newstrom.] I’ve always thought the art world was a little mad. Certain conceptual art installations that sell for more than what most “traditional” artists earn in a lifetime seem to almost mock the intelligence of the viewer and perpetuate unfortunate stereotypes... Continue Reading →

Cross-Training for Creatives – Day 59

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 59 of the 365 Days Project is by Kelly Borsheim.] The Artist as athlete. #59 – The multidisciplinary Artist is like the athlete who cross-trains – creative muscles are developed by exploring a variety of mediums. Cross-training helps athletes tone their muscles overall so they can be more effective in... Continue Reading →

What the Body Knows – Day 56

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 56 of the 365 Days Project is by Margaret Glew.] When creation is a full-body experience... #56 – The body knows how to create. It’s not just the providence of dancers. Painters, sculptors, photographers, weavers, writers, chefs and composers all create with their bodies. It’s the perfect artist’s tool. A... Continue Reading →

Living Life Intensely – Day 54

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 54 of the 365 Days Project is by Lanie Frick.] Living life with purposeful intensity. #54 – Artists experience life intensely. There is no filter when the Artist Mind is fully engaged. Sensitivity is often perceived as a “weakness” in the corporate world, but it’s actually a strength in the... Continue Reading →

Working with Dreams – Day 52

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 52 of the 365 Days Project is by Helen Warner.] Tapping into the power of dreams. #52 – Dreams are a deep source of inspiration that springs from the well of the subconscious mind. Artists who walk in their dreamscapes can bring forth inspiration that might not be found in... Continue Reading →

Lessons from a Whale Rider – Day 51

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 51 of the 365 Days Project is by Wick Ahrens.] Developing depth in anything we do can only be achieved over time. #51 – Depth has many layers and it is endless. Artists who have mastered their technique and work within their passion know that extraordinary results are attained by... Continue Reading →

Art as a Diary – Day 50

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 49 of the 365 Days Project is by Ann Haaland.] Art is a diary the world is invited to read. #50 - Creating art is a way for artists to affirm where they are in the present, to see where they’ve been in the past, and to explore where they... Continue Reading →

Evolution – Day 47

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 47 of the 365 Days Project is by Serena Kovalosky.] #47 - Evolution is incremental and often goes unnoticed until enough change has been built up. February 16, 2022 I have updated this 2012 essay on “artistic evolution” to point out an evolution that has been taking place in real... Continue Reading →

The Inevitability of Influence – Day 46

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 46 of the 365 Days Project is by Lino Alviani.] Influence is inevitable in creating art. #46 – An Artist embraces artistic influences and then transcends them to create original work. A variety of influences can shape the outcome of creative work – poems, nature, philosophy, music and other artists’... Continue Reading →

Love – Day 45

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 45 of the 365 Days Project is by Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel.] Valentine’s Day is about love. Artists are experts. #45 - If you want to fall in love with something, paint it, draw it, sculpt it. Artists are always in love - with the subjects of their art.... Continue Reading →

Artists as Entrepreneurs – Day 44

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 44 of the 365 Days Project is by Angela Treat Lyon.] Entrepreneurs are creative, intuitive, risk-takers, passionate and a bit obsessive about their projects. Artists are creative, intuitive, risk-takers, passionate and a bit obsessive about their creative work. #44 – Artists are creative entrepreneurs. I don’t believe for one minute... Continue Reading →

Brainstorming – Day 43

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 43 of the 365 Days Project is by Przemek Krawczyński.] Looking for new ideas? Ask an artist. #43 – Artists excel at brainstorming. It takes the right questions to coax brilliant ideas out into the open. In conversations with my brother, we often find ourselves saying, “Wouldn’t it be cool... Continue Reading →

Developing a Creative Style – Day 42

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 42 of the 365 Days Project is by Vanessa Hadady.] Rather than developing a singular creative style, many artists prefer the freedom of working in multiple styles and busting the “Golden Handcuffs.” #42 – The Artist Mind knows no boundaries. Developing a singular creative style can stifle innovation. Emerging artists... Continue Reading →

How to Begin – Day 41

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 41 of the 365 Days Project is by Nicholas Bellamy.] How do artists begin (or begin again) from “nothing?” #41 – Nothing is created from “nothing.” The secret to beginning is to start with Something. Every day, artists throughout the world face the blank page, the empty canvas, the mound... Continue Reading →

Alchemy and the Philosopher’s Stone – Day 39

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 39 of the 365 Days Project is by Mark Doolittle.] Artists might not turn lead into gold, but they can take mundane materials and transform them into extraordinary creations of wonder. #39 – Artists are master alchemists, working their personal Philosopher’s Stone to create art. Artists are in the business... Continue Reading →

Seeking, Finding and Discovery – Day 38

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 38 of the 365 Days Project is by Destry Sparks.] Finding does not necessarily require Seeking. #38 – Artists who know the difference between Seeking and Finding understand the art of Discovery. There are two paths to Discovery. One path is by Seeking which follows a logical sequence of trial-and-error... Continue Reading →

Where Ideas Come From – Day 37

[Today’s featured artwork for Day 37 of the 365 Days Project is by Jason Nelson.] Creating art isn’t a magic act, it’s a relay race. #37 – Artists are always standing on the shoulders of those who came before. As much as we’d like to think inspiration arrives on a lightning bolt, the truth is:... Continue Reading →

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