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Fine Art From Scratch

I often feel that art is most interesting when it is most inconvenient; when you have no money, no location, nothingView full post »

How To Build a Signature Style

I think that we have an innate desire to put our stamp on things, whether that is as a person, as an artist, orView full post »

My First Year of Reading

Last May I thought I had finished writing a novel. I wrote 80,000 words, sent it off to my friend Ksenia who edited itView full post »

How I Edit in Photoshop

My friends, I struggle a lot with sharing technical information. Not because I want to keep it a secret, but because IView full post »

You Can’t Do That

I was reflecting this week about pivotal points in my life, and each memory brought me back to the same four words:View full post »

Creating Through Pain

For whatever reason, I have always been hesitant to talk about pain. I live in pain, but I’m not bothered byView full post »

Creating a Self Portrait

I get asked all the time why in the world I take self-portraits. Usually it is a simple curiosity. Especially fromView full post »

On My Decision to Take a Teaching Hiatus

I have always been open about my love of education. Growing up I wanted to be an English teacher. I thought my path wasView full post »

Creative Collaboration Challenge!

Left: Devin Schiro, Right: Brooke Shaden These days I spend a fair amount of time in my room alone talking to a camera.View full post »

Create Like A Beginner

Scroll for information about today’s giveaway, to watch the video, and read my thoughts. I took a self-portraitView full post »

Eye Contact

How often do you make something that surprises you? As the great photographer Jerry Uelsmann once said, and IView full post »

Make Motivation Your Superpower

“Heavy Hands”, 2016, Model Jen Brook. Read to the end for today’s free giveaway + to read myView full post »

Wasted Time

(Read through to the bottom to enter a giveaway for a free portfolio review!) I have tried and failed to put this ideaView full post »

What Serves Us

I suddenly went from almost never reading to reading 45 books in a year. This blog post is about how to achieve thatView full post »

Greater Than Her Nature

“Learn from me, if not by my precepts, at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and howView full post »