Acrylic Pour: “Love”

Part of the Color Synesthesia Project Hey there! Take a break and watch me create “Love” using the acrylic pour technique called a “dirty pour.” This particular pour is a part of the Color Synesthesia project where you give me a word and I show you what colors it makes me see. It’s a lotta…

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Making Mistakes Work for You

Acrylic Pour Mess-up Turned Around: “Dinosaur Egg” This pour, though tiny, taught me a lesson. Make your mistakes work for you! I thought it was ruined because the paint had pooled and cracked in the bottom corner…so I named it “Dinosaur Egg” 😂 And now my mistake is “intentional.” Problem solved. And every other pour…

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January’s Color Synesthesia Pour: “Magical”

So you’ve probably noticed I’m a bit behind… The past few months have been very difficult and we recently had a death in the family. I’m trying to find right side up and it’s just taken awhile. As a result, getting myself into the studio, much less sharing my work online, has been a struggle.…

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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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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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