Betty Thesky is first a flight attendant, but in her spare time, she’s a writer and podcaster with a phenomenally successful show! I came across Betty because she’s mentioned in Guy Kawasaki’s book “Enchanted”. Her show, and her many books, draw on her experiences as a flight attendant. Betty is funny, lighthearted, energetic and she lives the ideal writers life! (And she sounds like she has a huge amount of fun doing it! )Read More
Stephanie Kilgast is a German born sculptor and painter who now resides in France. Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie’s artwork focusses on nature and biodiversity. Plants, mushrooms, insects and other animals are brought to life in vivid, vibrant colours in the form of her painted sculptures.Read More
Scott is a concept artist and designer who recognises the value in failing - it’s one of life’s greatest teachers. He specialises in Anime and Manga style art, and is the founder of the Character Art School. Scott teaches his drawing style and techniques online, sells prints of his art and works with clients on a freelance basis.Read More
Anne Bollman began her career in architecture and interiors, designing spaces for corporate clients. She went on to be a lead designer for a large gift and stationery manufacturer and had her designs sold in stores such as Barnes & Noble, Papyrus and Pier 1 Imports. With these ten years of diverse corporate experience, Anne brings an informed yet fresh perspective to product design.Read More
Katia Kyte is a fine arts artist originally from Russia but now living America, painting mostly in oils. She’s a delightful woman, who splits her time between a gallery worker, her art studio and her young daughter. She talks openly about how important personal development is to her art journey, as well as continued learning.Read More
I first heard the term “unbound heart” from a beautiful poet and yoga teacher called Meg McKraken. I love that term - a heart that is free to create, express, feel, love and expand without boundaries or limits.
When last did you live a day or create something with an unbound heart?
Sometimes? Never? Can’t remember the last time?
Or is this your way of being - consciously creating every day with a heart that is open to everything and everyone?Read More
Rod has a background in small business marketing, and he brings that knowledge with him into his art business. He shares so much of his journey with us - from his business mistakes and successes to the steps her took to overcome personal issues that stood in his way.Read More
You can’t know that you’re capable of much bigger things in your art, and then return to being small. It’s unnatural - things do not grow backwards.Read More
It’s quite obvious, in the blog image above, that I missed the point of Sumi-e painting completely with this one. The fish are all right, but when I looked back at the picture once it was complete, I knew it wasn’t a Sumi-e painting. It was just ink on paper.
The essential element that’s missing
It’s not only Sumi-e art that can be practiced mindfully. Every part of your day could have some element of contemplation, emotion or thoughtfulness about it.Read More
Art is no longer about showing others what I can do, but about showing myself the state of my own mind.Read More
Rachelle is a surface pattern and textile designer with over a decade of experience in the field. She’s designed for companies big and small and her work can be found on a wide range of categories including homeware, apparel, stationary and accessories. Rachelle is a passionate teacher, both in-person and online.Read More
These letters come about through my guides, who call themselves collectively “The Masters”. I use meditation and automatic writing as a way to communicate with them for the purposes of these letters.
My questions are in bold, and the responses from The Masters are typed in as is, with no editing, in normal font. I give background information in brackets to explain a question where necessary.Read More
Jodi Lynn Anderson is an award winning author of teenage fiction, but she’s also very funny and insightful and a delight to listen to. She shares her writing process, schedule and inspiration and shares with us how she develops her beautiful, deep characters and builds her imaginary worlds.Read More
Jose Trujillo is the most prolific artist that I know, and he’s hands down also the most inspirational. He’s sheer amount of energy, positivity and creativity is absolutely contagious, and because his thoughts often run counter to commonly held beliefs about art and business, he’s like a breath of fresh air!Read More
Barbara Baumann, selected as one of the 200 best illustrators worldwide by Lurzer Archive, is an illustrator based in Austria. She does magazine and editorial illustration, children’s book and scientific illustration as well as illustrative branding. She teaches online and in person classes, during which she shares her passion for drawing. She has a full time, busy freelance business, while raising 3 young children.Read More
Ronnie used to have an art licensing business which she ran with her husband, so she will be talking to us mostly about art licensing and print on demand. But, when Ronnie’s not licensing her own art work, she’s also dabbling in abstract art and cartooning.Read More
Kimberly Adams is a contemporary impressionist oil painter creating vibrant landscapes without brushes or tools, using only her finger tips to apply the paint. Kimberly studied art from a very young age taking private lessons in a small town where she was raised in New Mexico. She pursued her passion studying fine art in college emphasizing on pastels and human figure drawing. After stepping aside from art to raise her children and work a corporate career, Kimberly is now emerged as a finger painter of fine art.Read More
Angela Nelson is a wonderful soul doing some really great photography on the Island of Maui. She’s open, honest, funny and knowledgeable not only about photography but about creative business in general.Read More