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Getting past those creative blocks, but gently ❤

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Getting past those creative blocks, but gently ❤

"Clearing resistance" is something we all have to deal with nearly every day ... whether in our creative lives, or in general. Today we'll be focusing on a quote by Andy Warhol. Let's take a look at this thing called "resistance", and what he had to say about it...

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A new encaustic piece ... "Venus de Milo: Shattered"

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A new encaustic piece ... "Venus de Milo: Shattered"

Oh, I had such an amazing weekend - and a pretty great week to follow! I hope yours was just as fabulous:) After lots of sneezing (and yes, moaning) last week, I was able to ditch the cold just in time to get to work on my new encaustic/mixed media Venus de Milo piece that I'll be sharing with you today...

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JMW Turner ... painter of light!

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JMW Turner ... painter of light!

We started last week with this quote from the English painter, JMW Turner, and today we're going to learn a little more about the man, and the artist who was referred to as the "painter of light."

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When creativity is looking for a dance partner & you're it! 😎💃🎩👠

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When creativity is looking for a dance partner & you're it! 😎💃🎩👠

So we've talked about fear before, and how it can get in the way of our creative dreams & goals. Today I'm going to chat some more about it, using this quote by the English landscape painter, J.M.W. Turner as a jumping off point ...

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Rodin's The Thinker -- Things are not always as they appear

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Rodin's The Thinker -- Things are not always as they appear

While doing research for my blog post on Auguste Rodin earlier this month, I became more curious about how his sculptures were actually made, particularly the bronze ones...

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