Last year, Lindsey messaged me to ask if I would help her with a project she was working on. I. Was. Shocked. It was like I was in The Twilight Zone...or at least, the high school version of me felt that way. Let me tell you a bit out Lindsey: she was the girl in … Continue reading Q&A with Lindsey A.
A room of one's own is a luxurious thing. My new job at the Springfield Regional Arts Council has its own office, complete with a window, nice lighting, and a chair on wheels. It. Is. Amazing. Part of me wants to set up shop there permanently, and bring my art supplies and easels for when … Continue reading A Room of My Own
Name: Zoe Hawk Current Location: Doha, Qatar What did you want to be when you grew up? An artist, ballerina, and mom What are you now? An artist and art instructor How did you get to this point? I grew up with an artist for a father, and a mother who loves literature and … Continue reading Q&A with Zoe
I have been keeping dream diaries since I was old enough to write. I can still recall my first nightmare (a disembodied floating face, slowly moving around my room, then speeding up and laughing at me), and when I flip back through old journals, familiar emotions and vivid recollections surface. Imagine if you were able … Continue reading You Are More Powerful Than You Think
Current City: Chicago, IL What Did You Want to be When You Grew Up? At one point I wanted to be a writer (and attempted my first “coming of age” novel when I was in the 4th grade — it had a lot a stuff about boys, boobs/bras, and periods). I also wanted to be a … Continue reading Q&A with Lanie Brewster Quinn
In 2016, I decided I needed to be more intentional with my creative process, but had a hard time knowing how to start. Enter Crystal Moody, and her Year of Creative Habits. It's a guided program to help artists of all media set goals and work toward them in a 365-day span. Crystal checks in … Continue reading Q&A with Crystal Moody
Michelle Houghton is one of those gals that's good for the soul. After some one-on-one time with her, I guarantee you'll feel like you can conquer the world, be an expert succulent grower, and paint until you faint. She makes it look easy, but is honest about the hard work and determination it takes to … Continue reading Q&A with Michelle
Near or far, here are some opportunities that might be up your alley if you are looking to push yourself creatively, desire accountability, or want to finally dive in feet first. For Artists of All Media All Over the World (Crafters, Knitters, Drawers, Painters, Quilters, Photographers, Writers!): Queen City Art Swap Artist Trading Card Registration … Continue reading Creative Opportunities in June
Having a booth at ArtsFest was a great learning experience, a lot of fun, and totally exhausting (I'm hoping to get down my thoughts about it soon!). There's a reason I chose to focus on art over the last few years, and it's because my body gets tired very easily. Working full steam for months … Continue reading Working Hard, or Hardly Working?
A couple of years ago, I started The Queen City Art Swap , where artists of all skill level and media are given a theme and a deadline, and an address to send their original work to. Artists and makers from all over the world (but mostly Missouri) have participated, and it's been a great kickstarter … Continue reading Mail Bag!