~ AAPIAWTNAGOCS ~ An Art Practice Is A Way To Nurture And Grow Our Creative Spirits

~ LWWA ~ Loving Where We Are

~ OWTTUIBLTMAO ~ One Way To Trip Up Is By Looking Too Much At Others

~ GOOTW ~ Getting Out Of The Way

~ IFACMTOTWC ~ It’s From A Clear Mind That Our True Work Comes

~ TNNTGHUOS-SO-LIM-WL-WGTETPOOMATMC-LAH ~ There’s No Need To Get Hung Up On Supplies – So Often – Less Is More – With Less – We Get To Explore The Parameters Of Our Materials And Think More Conceptually – Limitations Are Helpful

~ ABRCHUGS-ITTFOBLTOP ~ A Beginning Ritual Can Help Us Get Started – It’s The Transition From Our Busy Lives To Our Practice

~ BAOI ~ Be Aware Of Inertia

~ DM:LOC ~ Dear Me: Letter Of Commitment

~ SAAC ~ Start An Art Club

~ WTS ~ Work The Sketchbook

~ F-LAOTMM ~ First – Let’s Allow Ourselves To Make Mistakes

~ CAAJ ~ Create An Art Journal

~ HOE ~ Hands-On Exercises

~ DWYS ~ Draw What You See

~ DRI ~ Draw From Imagination

~ SAA ~ Study An Artist

~ LNS ~ Learn New Skills

~ EM ~ Explore Materials

~ WWTM ~ Work With The Mind

~ LO ~ Look Outward

~ LI ~ Look Inward

~ TA ~ Take Action

~ TGOAWJNTBO-WMAALTAOOA-BTDMITWWWW ~ To Grow Our Art We Just Need To Be Ourselves – We May Admire And Love The Art Of Other Artists – But That Doesn’t Mean It’s The Way We Will Work

~ CWP ~ Connect With Purpose

~ GTW ~ Grow The Work

~ TSS ~ Take Small Steps

~ WCTSS-TNH-WMTTI-BIJAT-SWBMQL ~ We Can Take Small Steps – There’s No Hurry – We Might Think There Is – But It’s Just A Thought – Soon We’ll Be Making Quantum Leaps

~ ECB ~ Enjoy Creative Blocks

~ MSN ~ Make Something New

~ CABOW ~ Create A Body Of Work

~ TYWITW ~ Take Your Work Into The World

~ SAIAOIT-AWKFH-AGC ~ Some Art Is Ahead Of Its Time – As We Know From History – Art Grows Consciousness

~ RMAMOWNR-WNTBOTT-WAGAA-WC-CD-LWC-UWRWU-A-CO-WCATOAWTLASOJTODOA ~ Rejection May Also Mean Our Work Needs Refining – We Need To Be Open To This – We’re All Growing As Artists – We Can – Cultivate Detachment – Listen With Care – Use What Resonates With Us – And – Carry On – We Can Appreciate That Others Are Willing To Look And Share Our Journey To One Degree Or Another

~ S/C/G ~ Share / Collaborate / Give

~ IAJ ~ It’s A Journey

~ TAOOTP-AOLMOT-SATWWTATTWTO-DSSTFLT ~ There Are Obstacles On The Path – Some Are Obvious Like Money Or Time – Some Are The Way We Think And The Things We Tell Ourselves – Discouragements So Subtle They Feel Like Truth

~ SWHAISOWWAAATLWWRAOITC ~ Sometimes We Harbor An Inflated Sense Of Who We Are As Artists That Leaves Who We Really Are Out In The Cold

~ O&O-OPISTRTTPMATDTW ~ Over And Over – Our Practice Is Simply To Return To The Present Moment And To Doing The Work

~ TWTLOOITWWTM-WCWFTTSOEARWTTA ~ The Way To Leap Over Obstacles Is To Work With The Mind – We Can Watch For Thoughts That Subvert Our Endeavors And Replace With Thoughts That Affirm

~ MOUNTSO-AMOUWLTMALFOA ~ Most Of Us Need To Support Ourselves – And Many Of Us Would Love To Make A Living From Our Art

~ WCCOWAOGH-IOFIOAPSTM ~ We Can Compromise Our Work And Our Good Humor – If Our Focus In Our Art Practice Shifts To Money

~ WCMMFOA-GTDH ~ We Can Make Money From Our Art – Good Things Do Happen

~ SAAFOWTMALSANTCOA ~ Some Artists Advise Finding Other Ways To Make A Living So As Not To Compromise Our Art

~ ITCWNTBAT-TWIWWAOW-SJAL-IOTSI ~ It’s That Compromise We Need To Be Alert To – Those Ways In Which We Alter Our Work – Sometimes Just A Little – In Order To Sell It

~ SAESCKUS ~ Sometimes An Easy Success Can Keep Us Stuck

~ BTAWA ~ Being The Artists We Are

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