How I See Letters

Not too long ago, I shared a post on Facebook talking a little about how I see letters and numbers in color. It’s referred to as “color synesthesia” and it’s different for everyone who has it. The letter “A” will have a different color for each individual. For me, it’s red. Words become more complex…

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Acrylic Pour Time Lapse: “Content”

Some time before the Christmas rush, I was lying next to my mom. I told her how I see colors when I think of letters and numbers. How whole words have a variety of color combinations in my mind. Something like that could be used for my acrylic pours, was one of my thoughts.  What…

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Acrylic pour time lapse: Aurora’s Vision

I’ve been going a little pour crazy lately. Here’s an older one that I finally got around to editing. I got a lot of great feedback on Facebook and a ton of suggestions on what to title it. After a lot of thought, I went with “Aurora’s Vision.” She’s probably my favorite to date. The…

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Print of the Week #3

Print of the Week #3“Mt.Hood Walk”11-21-198×10 matte print Fall is my favorite time of year. There’s energy in the air right before the world goes into hibernation. Walks are even better with the sound of leaves crunching under your feet. And you can FINALLY break out boots and scarves. Printer: Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000  Ink: Pigment…

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Print of the Week #2

I love finding “small moments” in nature. Sometimes more than big landscapes. Not because they have more beauty but because they’re easier to miss. So when I do spot one, it’s even more of a gift.

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Print of the Week #1

“Golden Dance” This Wednesday’s hike gave a lot of gifts. Here’s one of my favorites.When I look at it, I feel like I’m coming upon something special, like curtains opening before a show, the tree in the center beginning a secret dance.  I believe this was one of those shots produced by the sheer accident…

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3 Ways to Bring Nature into Your Home

Simple & beautiful ways to create a natural nest “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir 3 Ways to Bring Nature into Your Home It’s widely known that nature has a calming effect on the body. Being in a natural environment (or simply looking at a picture of one) can…

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Music for Artists- FREE Playlist

Music for Artists- FREE Playlist Get into the creative zone with this playlist I love Placebo. They bring back memories of college, working late in the art building, sitting on the back steps for a cigarette break. Photo by Viktor Juric on Unsplash They also make me think of crispy autumn leaves and grey days. They’re a band…

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Need a Quick Inspirational Fix?

Need a quick inspirational fix? Feeling stuck? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Last week I shared 7 quick ways to get inspired: https://jeffcoatart.blog/2019/08/09/7-quick-ways-to-get-inspired/ But if you didn’t have time to read the full article, here’s a visual recap: Try one of these out and the Muse is sure to be knocking on your door.…

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7 Quick Ways to Get Inspired

Kickstart your creativity with these doable actions… Photo by: unsplash-logoBarbora Polednová Ready for 7 quick ways to get inspired? I know how it feels to be stuck in a rut creatively, to feel that well of inspiration dry up. For creatives, this can quickly lead to lethargy, feelings of self-doubt, and depression. If this sounds…

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