How to Kill the Mental Bully and Start Creating

How to Kill the Mental Bully and Start Creating

If you are struggling with creating, you may be under attack from a mental creative bully. Here’s how I overcame my mental bullies and am now living a prolific artist’s life. And, you can too. I know something about bullies. I was verbally attacked by a bully in high school several times. The hateful comments burned in my heart and ... Read More
 
Discover a old/new art medium at your local art show: Encaustics

Discover a old/new art medium at your local art show: Encaustics

When I mention I work in encaustics, I get that puzzled look. My listener usually heard it as,  “I work in toxins”. “Toxins?” they say, “Isn’t that dangerous working with toxins?” Then, I explain it’s beeswax and we move on. WHAT IS ENCAUSTIC? Here’s the scoop in a nutshell. It is simply paint made from ... Read More
 

My Encaustic Painting Tutorial on YouTube

Thanks to the technological expertice of my 11 year old, I’ve created a painting tutorial! See how I use encaustic wax, watercolor, and oil stick to create a koi fish mixed media painting. As a primarily self-taught artist for the past 20 years, I’ve had to learn from many sources. YouTube tutorial videos introduced me ... Read More
 
Painting a mixed media memorial collage: the creative process revealed

Painting a mixed media memorial collage: the creative process revealed

Beginning the Painting This blog is about the creative process I went through as an artist to create a mixed media collage memorial painting of my father. There is a lot of thought that goes into creating a mixed media memorial collage. If it’s your own family member or loved one, the journey can be heartwarming and ... Read More