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Becoming a Real Artist...Virtually

Becoming a Real Artist...Virtually

by Cindy Valek Mottl There are many tools in my colored pencil artist’s bag of tricks. Included are a variety of pencil brands, papers, erasers, brushes for blending, Slice cutters, pencil sharpeners, an Icarus board…the list is endless and grows each year. I will admit, though, that the tool which has been most valuable to my growth as an artist... View more

You Just Never Know

by Sherry Goeben You never ever know where life will lead you! One of the most devastating events in my life became a pathway back into the art world and to discover the most rewarding artistic medium I’ve ever known – colored pencils. It was an “ashes to beauty” type of journey for me. If the darkness hadn’t come into... View more

Inspiration Comes In All Forms

by Jennifer Carpenter Inspiration seems to ebb and flow, presenting itself on a whim. Encouragement and motivation can be equally illusive. Many of us search for it when we feel creative juices have evaporated into thin air. In this instance, inspiration found me when it was the last thing I was looking for one warm October afternoon, and continues to... View more