Alternative surface painting by FL artist Carolyn Land

How Do You Know?

“The act of creation is a kind of ritual.  The origins of art and human experience lie hidden in this mystery of creation. Human creativity re-affirms and mystifies the power of life.”                               Keith Haring   I received an e-mail this…

picture of a tote bag by FL artist Carolyn Land

Let’s Get Practical

“Art is a habit-forming drug.”     Marcel Duchamp In last week’s blog, I mentioned a list of: “24 Things to Loosen Up Your Art.” One that I did not mention, I would like to address this week: Get everything ready. We are not all lucky enough to have an in-home studio.  For those of you who…

mixed media painting by FL artist Carolyn land

So Many Options!

  “No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.”    Edward Hopper   I received a lot of responses to last week’s blog.  It hit a positive note with a lot of people.  Yes, I am giving everyone permission to experiment and embrace the “happy accidents” that happen while you are…

Acrylic painting by FL artist Carolyn Land

Where Did that Come From?

“Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself.  The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy.”      Jerry Uelsmann   Your supplies are ready, you are excited to have time to paint. The hours pass, and you come out of the creative zone, look at your work, and ask yourself; where did that…