Art Doesn’t Have to Be Good to Be Worthy

Painting is my hobby. My inner artist is primarily a writer, but I love to paint too. I often have a running script in my mind that says, "You should paint more. You should paint more!" This script is not helpful. First, let's talk about that magic word "should." SHOULD you paint more? Write more? … Continue reading Art Doesn’t Have to Be Good to Be Worthy

If I had a nickel for every time I manifested a desk…

I would have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's cool that it happened twice. I've been looking for a desk. Not just any desk, but a small, basic desk or table that I can use for painting, separate from my computer desk. I like designated spaces. Bonus points for a desk with an … Continue reading If I had a nickel for every time I manifested a desk…

An abstract, bright painting on canvas in an amateur artist studio

Amateur Artists are Great, Actually

We've all seen them: the paintings in the hallway of the local hotel, the amateurish still lifes in the dentist's office, and the Sunday painter landscapes that are charming if not technically "fine art." While the works of amateur artists may not be technical masterpieces, they have beauty and charm that's hard to resist! There … Continue reading Amateur Artists are Great, Actually

When Art is Your Love Language

When I'm so happy and satisfied and moved and full of love about something or someone, I make art about it. I write poetry or love letters. I paint. I create little cartoon portraits on internet apps. As children and still as adults, long afternoons and evenings were spent with my brother and sister, reaching … Continue reading When Art is Your Love Language