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Joan Mitchell, Retrospectives & Supercooling

Joan Mitchell, Retrospectives & Supercooling

The idea of a retrospective can be applied beyond the usual subject matter of famous artists who are no longer with us. In fact, it can be a good idea to put on a retrospective of yourself. Imagine you are a curator of a museum and you want to depict the artistic trajectory of your chosen artist (you) as accurately as possible.

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Tap Into Your Creativity Interview

Tap Into Your Creativity Interview

 Click on the arrow above to watch the interview. Tap Into Your Creativity Interview “Tap Into Your Creativity” with @sandrafeleart decided to make a difference by inspiring people at home. Sandra invites guest artists to go live with her on Saturday’s at 12 Noon CST to share their process, their materials, teachings and more. Every artist in turn makes an original piece of artwork that will be shown at the time of the interview and it will be for sale right then, 100% of the profits will go...

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From The Ends Of The Earth To The Depths Of The Psyche

From The Ends Of The Earth To The Depths Of The Psyche

We are back from the ends of the Earth, one of them at least
To tell you about what we found on our doorstep when we returned
And how the path forward is illuminated by a cast of characters,
ranging from Walt Whitman to Wallace and Gromit.
With cameo appearances by Bach, Picasso, Rembrandt, and Stephen Jay Gould.

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Journeying To The End Of The Earth

Journeying To The End Of The Earth

We have a story to tell- of journeying with our daughter to the end of the earth. ​Following in the footsteps of a man
who followed his vision seventeen centuries ago. Golf plays a part, but we didn’t play a single round.

Kimy’s new beginning in a seemingly unlikely place was ultimately engendered by a very old beginning, that of St. Regulus landing (or perhaps being shipwrecked) on the stone ramparts of St. Andrews, resolutely defying the open North Sea. Unlikeliness begets unlikeliness, and stories grow like fecund plants, we have only to let them.

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Book Release: The Adjacent Possible: Evolve Your Art. From Blank Canvas To Prolific Artist – Nancy Hillis, MD

Book Release: The Adjacent Possible: Evolve Your Art. From Blank Canvas To Prolific Artist – Nancy Hillis, MD

Working with the concepts of simplicity and constraint, gave us the big idea for the book- The Adjacent Possible- a principled way of exploring the unknown and generating relatable surprise. This is surprise that is close enough to your existing world view that it can be incorporated- it is adjacent, not distant. It’s a healthy stretch, not a futile lunge. And, since the process of surprising one’s self with creativity is an open-ended experience, it is up to you to decide when to finish and leave other elements for your next creation.

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FREE WORKSHOP: The #1 Secret to Creating Authentic Abstract Paintings You Love!

You question your talent. Painting becomes arduous and painful. You feel lost, wanting to express yourself but not knowing how. Learn the #1 secret  to paint with joy and create art you love.

About Nancy Hillis
Nancy believes that your most astonishing work comes from deep exploration and experimentation. She encourages you to find the nascent, unexpressed parts of yourself, give voice to your subconscious experiences, and finally express YOU in your art and life.