Art and Soul
A blog about life as an artist, advice and tutorials for the next generation of artistic minds, and ways art can enrich anyone’s life.
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Are you looking for ways to be creative in today’s fast-paced, stress-filled world (even if you’ve never held a paint brush)? You’ve come to the right place! My blog not only illustrates life as an artist, but also shares knowledge, skills, and nuggets of wisdom I’ve learned along the way.
Learn tips and tricks to hone your artistic skills. Discover the benefits of creative endeavors for easing stress, improving mental health, and much more.
I hope that my blog encourages your own personal journey while I tell you about mine.
Spark creativity with simple ways to find creative inspiration
Some simple ways to get your creative juices flowing! Feel free to share!
“A silver pocket watch glints in the sunlight at the girl’s waist and catches the thief’s eye. She gasps. That watch could buy her new gloves. Maybe even a new outfit. Just another step. Almost there.”
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The cost of creativity: you get what you pay for
The cost of creativity: you get what you pay for. A look at why you should never try to undercut an artist or artisan.
“So, this is how it all ends. Virginal sacrifice to some hideous god-monster. What a sick joke…”
Last Rites, a flash fiction piece by yours truly. Check it out at the link below!
Seven reasons to keep a sketchbook
“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter, and lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” — Jack London (read more at the link below)
Lonely is dark. Lonely is the feeling of nighttime that stretches forever, a shadow that devours and suffocates. Light withers and wanes in its icy...
20 awesome songs to spark creativity (a.k.a. my current playlist)
I have a rather eclectic taste in music. (There. You've been warned.) Seriously, though. Where lots of people I know tend to gravitate to specific...
Unanswered Texts (flash fiction)
Silence wakes her. Heavy, suffocating, broken only by ragged breaths and a name on her lips. She chokes back a sob and reaches for her phone, sends...
A few of my favorite art supplies
As artists, we get asked this question a lot: "What is your favorite medium?" or, slightly similar: "What art tools do you prefer?" Well, my...
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Kelly Marie is an artist and creative consultant. Check out her site for beautiful, serene art and a wealth of content to assist you in your artistic endeavors (whether a hobby or if you are looking to make money with your craft).
I have been a fan of James Hance for years—his style, his subject matter, everything. If you love Star Wars, Winnie the Pooh, or even whimsical (and masterfully executed!) paintings, this is the place for you.
Karen Hallion is another favorite artist of mine. Her style is fun and I love the art nouveau elements she likes to throw in, along with the content (which is often a mashup of popular movies, television shows, and books). Definitely a must-see, so check her out. 🙂