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
Psychology of Shapes | Part 2

Psychology of Shapes | Part 2

Nov 16, 2022 at 12:35 pm by Barbara Din

Part Two - Lines   In part one we talked about how different visual shapes affect us psychologically so we can use that information to make better decisions about our c.... Read More
Psychology of Shapes | Part 1

Psychology of Shapes | Part 1

Nov 12, 2022 at 02:15 am by Barbara Din

In the previous series we talked about the psychology of color. How color affects us mentally and emotionally and how we can use that information to convey the message we want.... Read More
Psychology of Color | Part 3: Neutral Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 3: Neutral Colors

Oct 15, 2022 at 08:00 am by Barbara Din

As we saw in the first two articles about the psychology of color, color is one of the most important elements in art to that help convey a message. Each color has positive a.... 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
Psychology of Color | Part 1: Warm Colors

Psychology of Color | Part 1: Warm Colors

Sep 26, 2022 at 11:30 am by Barbara Din

In art there are numerous elements with which one can help convey an idea, a feeling, a message. The mixing of those ingredients can make or break that message. Color is one o.... 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
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 Fear

Art and Fear

Oct 24, 2021 at 05:30 am by Barbara Din

If you read some of my articles before, it’s no secret that I enjoy trying to understand the human psyche through the artist’s lens. This time, I’m taking a.... 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
Embrace Your Uniqueness

Embrace Your Uniqueness

Sep 18, 2021 at 04:15 pm by Barbara Din

Nowadays, we find ourselves bombarded by images, posts, stories and all kinds of visual stimuli. If you like making art, you’ll drown in inspiration, almost unbearably..... Read More
Night Owls and Art

Night Owls and Art

Nov 26, 2020 at 04:19 pm by Barbara Din

Night Owls are a rare species amongst humans. However, there might be many more than you realize. Our contemporary ways of life which include, most conspicuously, jobs with pr.... Read More
Sensory Abstraction Exercises

Sensory Abstraction Exercises

Oct 26, 2020 at 10:27 am by Barbara Din

Synesthesia or synaesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or co.... 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
When It's Impossible to Concentrate

When It's Impossible to Concentrate

Jul 09, 2020 at 11:00 am by Barbara Din

Recently I've been through some major life changing events. My world has been turned upside down (well, maybe downside up… depends on the perspective). The thing is, s.... Read More
Is it OK to take a break from art?

Is it OK to take a break from art?

Jun 18, 2020 at 10:00 am by Barbara Din

Life circumstances sometimes get in the way, of feel so overwhelming, we just can't juggle it all. We don't have the time, the mood, the muses… But if that wasn't enoug.... Read More
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