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dawn chandler’s reflections on art and life. . . .

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figuring: words and value and color and play

One of the many things I love learning from other artists is what their daily studio practice entails. What rituals they embrace to get into the flow of creativity. Often when the subject of creative flow and ritual, comes up, writer Stephen King’s name is mentioned....

being an art student again

"The answer is 'YES!' If you are asking me a question about your painting, the answer is 'YES'!" His point being that most of his students are looking for permission to paint the way they want to paint — the way they've always dreamed of painting — but were too...