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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You’ll Be Amazed by This Artist’s Love Story with Nature

Artist, James Brunt, is an architect of nature. When I was a kid, I loved to scour the ground in search of rocks, leaves, feathers, even dead bugs. I had an outstanding dead bug collection. We were collectors of nature in my dad’s house.  There were usually at least three different animal species running around.…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Try Out This Tutorial

How to create a stained glass effect with watercolor & ink Hey guys! It’s Christy from Jeffcoat Art with my next art tutorial. And I’ll give you 3 reasons why you should try this out in your free time… REASON #1: It’s simple. It’s so dang easy, you’ll be delightfully surprised when you’re done. One…

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Get into the creative zone with this music playlist: Moody & Soft

Need to get inspired to create? I am a firm believer that music is the catalyst for creativity.  All you need is a good playlist. And I’m here to help 🙂 I love music. All types. My tastes are pretty normal and pretty eclectic. It would take less time to tell you the types of…

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First YouTube Video! Watercolor Inking Tutorial: Ocean Light

How to create a kaleidoscope effect with watercolor & ink plus FREEBIES Hello! I’m really excited to share my first YouTube art tutorial on watercolor inking with you. It’s not perfect, but that’s okay. It’s a bit daunting being in front of the camera. I’m much more comfortable behind it. When I decided to start…

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How to Use FotoFuze for Easy Product Photography

USE THIS FREE RESOURCE TO GET A WHITE BACKGROUND IN YOUR PHOTOS First off, Happy 2019! I hope you had a fun and hangover-free New Year’s. I am proud to say I stayed awake until midnight *pat on the back*. And let’s dive in! Today’s blog is about amping up your product photography with a…

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5 Ways to Add Compassion to Your Day

In my last blog, “How Do We Add Compassion to Our Art?,” I mentioned two simple ways that artists can inject compassion into their work. After years of painting portraits, I truly believe that art can be a powerful tool in understanding others. It can also improve our own perspective on the world around us.…

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How do we add compassion to our art?

Art serves many purposes. One of its greatest qualities is that it encompasses and embraces every single human emotion. It has no need of language and ignores cultural and religious boundaries. But its most impressive quality (and its most socially important) is its ability to express compassion. But how, as artists, do we add compassion…

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CYBER WEEK SALE at Jeffcoat Art!!!

Hello friends! I hope you’re having a good start to your week. If you’re a resident of the United States then I hope you’re not stressing too much about getting your Thanksgiving meal ready (or perhaps the number of out-of-town family members crashing in your house?). I want to help with your holiday shopping this…

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