Welcome to the Young@Art Blog!
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.
Supercharge your art skills with nano sketching! What is nano sketching? Find out at the link below! 🙂
The cost of creativity: you get what you pay for. A look at why you should never try to undercut an artist or artisan.
“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)
I have a rather eclectic taste in music (as you will discover with the 20 awesome songs I’ve compiled below). 🙂 (There. You've been warned.)...
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...
When it comes to art, I never really had any other option. It chose me. From my very first breath, it grabbed hold, wove itself into the very fiber...
The best characters, to me, are multi-faceted and compelling. They have depth. They act unpredictably and keep us guessing at each page turn. Writing a multi-dimensional character isn’t as hard as it sounds, if you know where to start…
I can’t really imagine how my husband, someone so left-brained, so… logical can put up with the whirlwind that is my existence. Here is a list of what it’s like to live with an artist (well, myself as an artist, anyway)!
I want to be color blind. Probably a strange thing for an artist to claim, to want to lack the ability to see colors correctly. I do not mean this...
Like my blog? Here are some other blogs and artist sites you may enjoy:
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. 🙂