Posts tagged with “art”

As Artists It’s Our Job to Feel Our Feelings

From the first Next Creator Up podcast interview, with singer/songwriter Kelly McRae. It was chalk full of tips and insights to help you get back your creative blocks and bring your vision to life!…

Create More, Consume Less: A Surefire Way to Feel More Excited About Life

“Creating means living.” ~Dejan Stojanovic

We live in a consumer culture. We love to eat, drink, and be merry—while binge watching whatever’s trending on Netflix and getting a dopamine hit for every item added to our cart on Amazon Prime.…

Soul Art by Stephanie Reigle

This painting is titled “Self Healing.” I painted it with the intention and healing reiki energy to look within yourself for self-love, strength, and courage to heal.

Everything we ever need in our lives is already within us. Using this …

Peacock Feather by Sneha


I am very close to religion and nature. I feel that both of them are really interconnected. Both give me a sense of hope in days of distress. Whenever I feel upset or anxious, I pray or go out for …

Karmic Eye by Claire Jones

“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Understanding the workings of cause and effect allows one to make sense of life. If you understand and believe all your actions …

Transformation by Rita Loyd

The inspiration to paint this image came after reflecting upon how I have transformed from living in a dark place of depression, negativity, and self-hate to a place of light and unconditional self-love.…

Lilac Sky by Jules Giancola

In my painting Lilac Sky, I use bold, vibrant colors to reflect the energy and feelings emitted by the body. In this work, color becomes a way to express an element of nature and visually creates a merge between human …

Heart of Healing by Rita Loyd

The inspiration to paint this image came after reflecting upon what I thought a powerful woman could look like. She is someone who is fully aware of her own light, freedom, and power. She is someone who feels connected with …

Happy Dog by Katya Buthker

Created using charcoal. Was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife. Original size was quite large at 19in x 24in.…

Lady Lullaby by Karen Payton

Made from hand embroidery and applique
“May lady lullaby sing plainly for you soft, strong, sweet and true” (from Crazy Fingers, Grateful Dead)


A little about my process:

Lilac Breasted Roller by Sheri Norlund

Medium: Colored Pencil and Acrylic Paint
Size: 9 in. x 12 in.…

How Creativity Heals Us and Why It’s a Gift to the World

“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” ~Brené Brown

I wrote a poem today for the woman I love(d).

Just a few weeks ago, I fully believed she was the one I’d be with forever. …

3 Steps to Rocket Your Creative Dreams into the Stratosphere

“Do your art every day, no matter how crappy your day is.” ~Ksenia Anske

I was definitely the weird kid. The boy who played with invisible friends out there on the playground during recess. I had what you might call …

Why the Time to Embrace Your Creativity is Now–and Always Will Be

“The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.” ~Deepak Chopra

As a child you loved it—making something out of anything.

Whatever the medium, you were all over it and had a blast. Being creative …

The Zen of Coloring: 7 Lessons on Living a Happy, Mindful Life

“The hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ve been into mindfulness for a long time but having never been much of an artist, the mindfulness coloring craze had bypassed me until recently.…

If You’re Scared to Share Yourself and Your Gifts

“True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.” ~John W. Gardner 

If you’re afraid…

…to launch your project,

to share your voice,

to sing in front of someone,

to dance in public,

to write a book,

to …

The Art of Pain: Why the Dark Times Make Life Beautiful

“In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice… No one can live in the light all the time.” ~Libba Bray

Happiness, and the quest for it, is not …

There’s a Light in You

Source: Princess Sassy Pants & Co.

Enjoy the Little Things

Source: Fun Munch

Happiness in Dark Times