Print of the Week

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 of turning…

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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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Summer Fields and Owl Eyes

Warmth. Flowers. Home…Summer Country. Wear a little piece of sunshine wherever you go. Introducing Summer Country No.2-Necklace BUY: https://jeffcoatart.blog/product/summer-country-no-2-necklace/ This silver necklace features my artwork, “Dark Country No.4,” and is set in a horned owl setting.  It measures just over 1 1/2 inches tall and just under 1 inch wide. The silver metal chain is…

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Pink Petals & Sunshine

Introducing Summer Country No.1-Necklace Warmth. Flowers. Home…Summer Country. Wear a little piece of sunshine wherever you go. BUY: https://jeffcoatart.blog/product/summer-country-no-1-necklace/ This silver necklace features my artwork, “Darling,” and is set in a feminine snowflake setting with a charming antique look.  At its widest, it measures just over 1 inch wide and 1 1/2 inches tall. The…

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Win an ORIGINAL Acrylic Pour!

Alright, my friends, we are going to have a different kind of giveaway this time. Are you ready?!*THE PRIZE: A 6×6 inch ORIGINAL 🤯 What do you have to do? You must visit the Locally Crafted Market in Dahlonega, purchase ANYTHING (doesn’t have to be from my booth!), take a photo of your receipt & tag me in…

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Home Is Where the Art Is

Summer Country Collection- Coming June 2019 What’s the weather like in your corner of the world? It’s beautiful at my end. We got some cooler weather last night that’s made today really wonderful. As I’m posting this, I am starting to list the first necklaces in this summer’s collection.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I could give you the specs,…

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Springtime in the City Art Show

Catch me and other artists in a show hosted by the Sawnee Art Association I’m excited to be a part of the Springtime in the City art show coming April 27th-May 4th in Cumming, GA. I’ll have two paintings hanging up along with a number of other artists. Artwork will be hung at the Brannon-Heard…

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Paint Like A Pro (the easy way)

Tree Light Watercolor Inking Tutorial I’m still alive! This month has been insane, but the good kind of insane. I have some exciting art stuff going on right now and will share that in my next post. Today’s will be the fun and bright “Tree Light” tutorial! If you’ve been itching to try out watercolors…

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The Secret Moments of an Artist (plus free goodie)

What it really feels like to stare at a blank canvas Studio door shuts behind me.  Click of the switch fills the room with light.  Power on Grace Radio to my favorite station.  Snap of the paint lid before a surge of black fills the tray.  Soft swish of a round brush as the first…

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