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Art, encouragement and stories from creative communities around the world.

The Trinity in the Arts

I probably don’t have to do much work to convince you that a relationship with God is important for the artistic process. But I’d like to take the opportunity to go into more detail into

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Face the Pain

As artists, we work in paints, ink, clay, and fabric. We fashion truth into pleasing packages. But we also craft with the heart, weaving emotional intensity into everything we make. We use bright, happy yellow,

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Make That Art

Being an artist means pursuing excellence as we push ourselves to do our best. But what if I told you that focusing too much on excellence might actually make your art worse in the long

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Measure Once, Cut Twice

Some people imagine that artists come to their work with an idea perfectly conceived by their genius intellect, and it springs from their minds fully formed like Athena from the head of Zeus. And we

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On Giving and Receiving Feedback

Feedback: it’s a crucial part of any artistic endeavor. And yet, it’s often one we’re not particularly good at as artists. Feedback is a place of intense vulnerability, and we fear the pain that often

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Steps of Growing as an Artist

Growing as an artist isn’t a science. It’s… well, it’s an art. But I’ve still found there’s a certain rhythm and pattern to developing artistic talent, and I’d like to outline that for you. I

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“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you

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Sowing and Sabbath

I am a writer. There’s nothing that brings me more joy than having written something excellent. And there’s nothing that brings me more despair than trying to write something excellent. Some days I get a

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