In my fine art group yesterday a friend was lamenting she is having a hard time coming up with concepts that inspire her. This is such a universal struggle. I post “Daily Inspiration” on this blog every single day in order to combat it. Now, typically I use visual cues to inspire me, but I realize a lot of … Continue reading Three fresh techniques for finding creativity when you are utterly blank…
I’m putting my money where my mouth is… The start of a brand spankin’ new series based on one of #SharingItForward’s core principles, artist collaboration! I am so excited to announce this new #SharingItFoward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series. In the coming months, I will be releasing artworks, all of which, are collaborations with some … Continue reading The launch of the #SharingItForward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series! Share it forward and win!
An essential part of the #SharingItForward message is encouraging artists to pool resources and share knowledge. I actively encourage every artist I come into contact with to join an artist group and stay involved. Now, I know some of you don’t buy into that. Some artists have a fear they will become too influenced by another artist’s work and it will hinder … Continue reading Creative by Association: A fool proof technique for boosting creativity…
I had the wonderful honor of being chosen as this month’s featured photographer for Fine Art Children’s Photography. This is a wonderful website and a great resource of tutorials and information geared specifically to children’s photography. I highly recommend them. FineArtChildPhotog.com This months featured photographer is Caroline Rutland of Caroline Rutland Photography in Nashville, TN Not only does Caroline … Continue reading April Featured Photographer: My interview with FineArtChildPhotog.com
I just love a good history lesson. Not the boring dates and endless facts you learned in High School, but the good stuff. The stuff that connects us. What makes our modern lives relatable to theirs? Tell me that. Don’t stop at what they accomplished. Dig deeper into the backstory and reveal what could be the “why”. It’s usually hidden behind the who and the what…Look … Continue reading The Conceptual Portraiture of Bonnie and Clyde
Many of us have experienced what I have dubbed, “The Lull”. The “temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity” of your creative self… We don’t know really, why it happens but at some point we all deal with it. The good news? By definition “The Lull” is a temporary thing. The best method for overcoming “The Lull”? Take a swan-dive right … Continue reading Finding Inspiration: The Amazing Art Photography of Kidy-Kat
Join me March 7th on Skype! Conceptual Portrait: The Art of Story-telling Through Imagery Make your photography stand out in a crowded market and double, or possibly even triple, your average sale! This one hour program will cover: Types of conceptual photography Ways to incorporate conceptual photography into your existing business A visual overview of how to plan … Continue reading A Few Spots Left! FREE Conceptual Portrait Mini-Clinic on SKYPE! March 7th @ 6PM EST! Register to hold your seat!
I know from personal experience, the best technique for getting out of a creative slump is to surround yourself with creative people and their art. I could make a list of things you could do like take a walk, journal etc… Blah, Blah, Blah… but to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t think anything works … Continue reading How to Stay Inspired
One of the biggest reasons I felt a tug to create the “Sharing It Forward” campaign was support and camaraderie. The biggest gift this conceptual journey has afforded me is interacting and getting to know some amazing, talented, brilliant, jaw-dropping artists. The support and confidence they have gifted me has been priceless. Show me one successful, … Continue reading My Artistic Tribe…
I started this blog, “Sharing It Forward”, for two main reasons. To create a community of learning and a community of support for fellow artists and photographers. Part of supporting one another is having someone point out where you can make improvements and help to keep you on your journey of improving in your craft. Anyone who has ever put their ideas “out there” will … Continue reading Dealing with self-doubt and “Why your critics don’t count”….