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Category: Creative Wellness

Stones and Crystals for Creativity

Stones and Crystals for Creativity

Want to get in touch with your woo-woo and metaphysical side? Love the beauty of rocks and gems? This non-traditional creativity-themed blog post is talking rocks and gems. While none of this is proven,  why not pop a small citrine in the studio and see…

Hazards of Your Art Materials

Hazards of Your Art Materials

Art materials can be hazardous to our health. It is important for artists to educate themselves on the hazards of the tools and materials they use in their creative practice. While this post will focus mainly on the toxicity and hazardous content that makes up…

Creative Waves: Permission to Begin Again

Creative Waves: Permission to Begin Again

Artists and creatives all go through creative waves. There are times when inspiration is all around. Exhibitions are on the calendar, grant proposals are getting submitted, art is being made. There are also times when it feels like creativity is running dry, you receive more…

Learning How to Bounce Back from Painful Creative Criticism

Learning How to Bounce Back from Painful Creative Criticism

Criticism is someone’s opinion or perception. It can come in the form of positive feedback where you leave feeling inspired, or it can be hurtful and be a negative and uninformed opinion. As a creative entrepreneur, you will encounter both positive and negative criticism during…

Stop Believing You’re Not Creative

Stop Believing You’re Not Creative

There are a variety of reasons why artists and creatives may doubt their creative skills. Some doubts sprout from starting a creative career later in life, not having a “real” studio space or strong body of work. Sometimes we’ve taken a break from our work…

How Creative Rest Impacts Your Artistic Success

How Creative Rest Impacts Your Artistic Success

If you have recently pushed through a project or commission, achieved a big goal, or just had a large exhibition, you can end feeling great about your achievement but feel creatively burnt out. The best thing for you is some creative rest, literally and figuratively.…

7 Ways to Tame Your Inner Critic

7 Ways to Tame Your Inner Critic

There are two forms of criticism. One type of criticism is received from teachers, friends, artists and press, outer resources. The other is our own criticism; personal inner criticism. Both forms of criticism can help us to push forward and grow our art. But the…

The Blank Canvas: Finding Inspiration

The Blank Canvas: Finding Inspiration

Seeking inspiration can be difficult in a world of ads, social media, and the latest trends switching daily. With Pinterest and Instagram as the new ways to “get inspired,” these sources of inspiration are mere time-suckers. A few minutes of looking at posts and pins…

Care for Creatives: Managing Your Wellness

Care for Creatives: Managing Your Wellness

When you flip through an art career book, you won’t find a section about artist self-care. Self-care is generally not associated with the technical or business skills of being an artist, but managing your health and wellness is essential to your longevity, creativity, and overall…

It’s Okay to Take a Break from Making Art

It’s Okay to Take a Break from Making Art

Creativity is a cycle. It is okay to feel burnt out, to suddenly feel like you don’t want to make art or that your creative juices have run out. It’s a natural part of being an artist. Transitioning from college into a part or full-time art…


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