How to Set Up An Art Studio in Your Home in 5 Easy Steps!

When most people think of an Art Studio. They often dream up a secluded place, building, cottage, or urban scene, surrounded by large canvas, paint brushes, pencils, great views, knickknacks, and more! An uninformed guess, but they do envision something.Most Artists...
How To Clean Your Paintbrushes!

How To Clean Your Paintbrushes!

​​Listen to the post!​ Brushes are the Rolls Royce of my Artist Studio! They can define who you are as a Artist, as well as cost a hefty penny. Some are made of mixtures of Animal Hairs, while others are made from synthetic bristles. I prefer the vegan...
Andrew Loomis: 6 Free Downloads!

Andrew Loomis: 6 Free Downloads!

​ ​​ Andrew Loomis was an American Illustrator, Author, and Art Instructor way back in the 30s. He served in World War 1 and taught at the American Academy of Art, and provided Illustrations for many advertising agencies before opening his own studio in the Windy...
3 Must Have Books For Those New To The Arts!

3 Must Have Books For Those New To The Arts!

Listen To This Post! Making Comics by Scott McCloud is a great resource for those who want to dig their heels into drawing! It's a great tool if you want to learn how to tell stories, create facial expressions, and learn the general landscape of building a picture...
Whoops! I forgot to post yesterday!

Whoops! I forgot to post yesterday!

Listen to this post! Hey everyone. As you can tell by the post title. I totally forgot to post on Saturday. So I thought I write about how I deal with making mistakes. So, the first thing I do is acknowledge the mistakes by acknowledging my feeling about it, and then...
We Need Diverse Book Lists!

We Need Diverse Book Lists!

A few month's ago, I went to a conference that I regularly attend called Teaching for Social Justice in San Francisco. It was their 16th Annual Conference, and my 3rd time attending. I love this conference because it's not open to educators, parents, and the artists,...

My Coloring Book Check List

Hi All, Yesterday I shared where the concept for my Coloring Book 5th Avenue came from. Today I wanted to share a list that detailed the steps of my process. In an effort to help you create your very own coloring book one day. Come up with your coloring book idea!...
The Evolution of The Fifth Avenue Coloring Book!

The Evolution of The Fifth Avenue Coloring Book!

Hi everyone, I was looking forward and excited to post a video for you all, but it looks like that isn't going to happen again. At least for today. So, I thought I'd just tell you more about the background of the coloring book. If this is your first time here, and you...
Rain-Check

Rain-Check

O.K. Today is Day 10 of my 30 days of blogging, and I'm excited to share the early stages of my 5th Avenue Coloring Book with you. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for the video I filmed for you to convert. So, I'm not going to trip over this, or yell, or scream....
Milestone Alert Week 1

Milestone Alert Week 1

Hi everyone! I wanted to take a quick pause today to celebrate 8 days of blogging. I'm loving this journey, and I'm learning a lot about my pace and structure as a blogger. When I started this blog about 10 years ago. There was so much excitement and energy around it....

3 More TED Talks On Creativity

These are some of my favorite talks on creativity, plus the one on procrastination. Use these to ignite your inner spark, and walk up your sleeping giant! Click Here to learn more about this 30 days of Blogging Series! Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Share0...
What is Butt In Seat Syndrome and Do You Have It?

What is Butt In Seat Syndrome and Do You Have It?

Butt In Seat Syndrome has been around since the creation of man/woman.Yet, it's rarely talked about. It crushes dreams, and makes people not take action on their creative goals. It's quite devastating, if you have it. Because you never get a chance to reach your...
How To Find Your Creative Voice!

How To Find Your Creative Voice!

For today's post, I wanted to share one of my favorite quote's by Maya Angelou with you. I came across it a few years, on a poster I spotted in a middle school hallway.The message stopped me in my tracks, because back then, I was working a handful of jobs and...
How to Find Friends in The Arts!

How to Find Friends in The Arts!

You may have heard the ongoing stereotype, that Artists are Aloof, Introverted Crazy Loners, who like to work alone and be alone. In my experience as an Artist, I can say that we like alone time just as much as anyone else would, but we also like to work and gather...
How to Build Your Creative Confidence

How to Build Your Creative Confidence

Creativity is one of those things that is innate within us all. We're all born with it, and we all have it. It's just that as some of us grow up. We lose it along the way. Most often we lose it because of fear. As David Kelley says in the TED Talk below. it's "The...
5 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Creative Year Ever!

5 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Creative Year Ever!

This year you've set your sights on really. I mean really, making creativity a part of your day-to-day life! Your set on breathing it, feeling it, and taking action toward it in a multitude of ways. I mean why not! After All, creativity is the straw that provides...

Happy New Year 2017!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin​It's 2017, and I'm jump-starting the New Year with 30 straight days of blogging!My goal is to punch your life with more creativity in 2017!If this is your first time on my blog. Welcome to Paint Is Thicker Than Water!  ...