For me, 2022 has been a year of learning & experimentation. I've been tackling new paint mediums like gouache & acrylic gouache, and playing around with different surfaces, varnishes, & framing options. Here's a list of eight art supply items I've been enjoying this year—along with links so you can try them out yourself!
Gouache has been taking the online art world by storm since the pandemic hit, and it's honestly pretty confusing. First of all, how the HECK do you pronounce it? Also, how do you get started? In this article, I'll share some of the tips I wish I'd known when I picked up gouache last year, and let you know about the materials I've especially come to love.
So, you’ve just written a poem. You’ve crammed it with emotion, love, and artistry. You really believe in it. But if you’re being honest, you know it needs some work—maybe even (ouchy-ouch) a LOT of work. And yet you really have no idea where to begin with that dreaded process: revision. Here's a checklist to help!
Inspiration and Time To Write don't always get off at the same station. Do you frequently find yourself all out of ideas the minute you settle down to write—even though you had been looking forward to it all day? For times like that, poetry prompts can be an invaluable addition to a writer's toolkit, and I'd like to share a few of my personal favorites with you.
Okay. So. You've been painting. With watercolor. And if you're being honest, it's not going all that great. Your paintings feel messy and out of control or wooden and scripted in a clumsy sort of way. Let me reassure you: as a mostly self-taught artist, I've been there too, and I want to share some tips to help out!