Thoughts from the Studio

Carenly Curated: Taylor Cox

Carenly Curated: Taylor Cox

Welcome to Carenly Curated! A mini series within my Thoughts from the Studio blog that will highlight other amazing artists! As a firm believer in community over competition & artists supporting artists, what better way that to demonstrate that then by spotlighting fellow artists whose work I love! Day 19 (Malachite Green) by Taylor Cox, used with permission.  For this artist spotlight, I would like to introduce you to the work of Taylor Cox. Hailing from Atlanta, GA Taylor is a self-described abstract and miniaturist painter. And speaking miniature artwork, I was smitten when I first came across Taylor's 100...

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I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

I Get By with a Little Help from My Friends

When I went to art school, I didn't know that one day I may also need a degree in computer science. As an artist today, it's not what you might imagine, of an artist working away in the studio all day long. There is a lot of time spend on the computer for things like  bookkeeping, applying to exhibits, social media presence, marketing, and keeping the online shop in tip-top shape. I had been debating with myself for a long time about changing over my website platform. The one that I had been working with was good to me, and...

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Carenly Curated: Christina Sorace MacKinnon

Carenly Curated: Christina Sorace MacKinnon

Welcome to Carenly Curated! A mini series within my Thoughts from the Studio blog that will highlight other amazing artists! As a firm believer in community over competition & artists supporting artists, what better way that to demonstrate that then by spotlighting fellow artists whose work I love!

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6 Podcasts for Art Lovers

6 Podcasts for Art Lovers

Here is a round up of my favorite artsy podcast listens in no particular order.

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How I Paint with Colored Pencils

How I Paint with Colored Pencils

Originally Published: Mar 11, 2018    A few weeks ago I attended an in-person event where I was working on of my recent portrait pieces. And one comment came up over and over again as visitors came by my work table. They were shocked to see that my works were made, not with paint, but with colored pencils. While there is some debate over this in the art world, I consider my recent colored pencil works to be paintings. Though not made with traditional paint material such as oils, watercolors or acrylics, much of my process in working with the...

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