What's Success Anyway?

What's Success Anyway?

Dec 22, 2022 at 05:00 pm by Barbara Din

We all want to be successful. We’re all pushed to be successful, so we can be easily identified as either winners or losers. And we struggle all our lives to get into th.... Read More
Frustrating Results

Frustrating Results

Dec 15, 2022 at 11:03 am by Barbara Din

I always say you have to focus on the process, not the results. And it’s true. I stand by it. But I understand it’s easier said than done. Especially if you feel y.... Read More
Procrastination and Self-forgiveness

Procrastination and Self-forgiveness

Nov 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

Procrastination and Self-forgiveness   We’ve all experienced it. We’ve all read and watched uncountable articles and videos about it. We’ve listened t.... Read More
Art is Like a Relationship

Art is Like a Relationship

Oct 30, 2022 at 01:30 pm by Barbara Din

We can find many similarities between artistic endeavors and life. In a past article, I talked about how drawing with ink serves as an analogy for navigating through life. Lat.... Read More
Move On or Keep Trying?

Move On or Keep Trying?

Oct 22, 2022 at 11:45 am by Barbara Din

I’m not talking about art altogether. You should never quit art. It won’t let you. Thankfully. Although you might eventually have this dilemma, so we’ll leav.... Read More
You Are NOT your ART

You Are NOT your ART

Oct 08, 2022 at 09:15 am by Barbara Din

You value people’s opinions. Like everyone. We are a gregarious species. It’s natural. We won’t ever escape that. The problem comes when your self-worth is i.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 2: Cool Colors

Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first part of Psychology of Color, there are elements in art that help convey an idea, a sensation, a message, color being one of the most important. Each co.... Read More
When you don't Art anymore

When you don't Art anymore

Aug 24, 2022 at 08:00 am by Barbara Din

When you don’t art anymore   Sometimes life gets in the way of art. Maybe your priorities ate up all of your free time, the urgent swallowing the important. Maybe.... Read More
Drawing with Ink is Like Life

Drawing with Ink is Like Life

Jul 16, 2022 at 02:22 pm by Barbara Din

How drawing with ink serves as an analogy for navigating through life   I’ve always wanted to make a tutorial or a course on how to draw directly with ink without.... Read More

Finding Your Joy

Mar 27, 2022 at 11:00 pm by nickcharles

For a good portion of my life I've been a disorganized mess. I'm sure some can relate to this statement. But, thankfully I can say I've made great strides over the last year t.... Read More
Art and Sadness

Art and Sadness

Nov 21, 2021 at 10:18 am by Barbara Din

What do you do when you’re sad? Do you listen to sad songs, to go with the mood? Do you have self-loathing thoughts? Or, on the contrary, you tend to blame the world or.... Read More
Art and Insomnia

Art and Insomnia

Oct 07, 2021 at 04:30 am by Barbara Din

If you sometimes find yourself dealing with insomnia, you’re not alone. People have been struggling with insomnia for a long time, especially in this day in age, with so.... Read More
Euphoria

How Euphoria inspires art

Sep 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm by Barbara Din

In past articles, I covered some emotional states and how they can serve us, each with its unique characteristics, in artmaking. Some of those are uncomfortable to be in, so u.... Read More
Obsession: Is It Good for Art?

Obsession: Is It Good for Art?

Aug 27, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

  I'm not asking is it good for you. I think you may already know the answer to that one. But… is it good for your art? There were many, many artists (and other.... Read More
Thanatos And Eros as Forces of Creative Energy

Thanatos And Eros as Forces of Creative Energy

Aug 10, 2020 at 10:03 am by Barbara Din

We've all read and talked endlessly about inspiration. Take a walk, read a book, listen to music, all nice pieces of advice that seem a little obvious, sometimes. I'm not sayi.... Read More

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