Posts Tagged ‘artist’

Hey everyone. I’ve started to do paint parties as a way of helping people to have fun while embracing their inner creative. Here are the designs I am working on so far. Keep checking back for more.

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Masterpiece paint nights are not art classes, they’re a night of creative fun.
They make great fundraisers and a nice add on event to one of my speaking presentations.

Contact me for rates and information.


Well I just finished my last piece for the year. 365 pieces of art one for every day of the year. Now as you know I did many more than that, and there were days where I didn’t finish a piece. Represented in this collection are also pieces that took several days to finish. Nonetheless I have at least one creation complete for each day of the year. Any creative project counted as long as I was creating something.

The reason I did this was not just for me, I already create nearly every day. No, I did this for the reader or viewer who think’s he or she doesn’t have time to create, to show you that you do. There are those slack moments those little pieces of downtime and if you use some of the to create, you’ll be amazed at what you can create.

Not only that but the more you create, the more you improve upon your skills and let’s never forget, It’s supposed to be fun.

For next year, I am going to help this along. I am currently working on a book called The Daily Creative. Basically this book provides a creative challenge for every day of the year. I’ll be posting a page from this book every day over at and over on The Daily Creative Facebook page starting tomorrow.

Additionally for 2017, one of the areas where I constantly fall short is in there area of marketing and promotion. I plan to work on rectifying that for this year, so rather than creating a piece of art every day, I plan on creating as many marketable products as I can in 2017, with a minimum of one a week. This will include books and lessons, speaking presentations, as well as things like t-shirts, art products, articles, etc.
I will post these here and on I hope you will join me for the journey. It’s going to be fun.

Here is the video I made of all of this year’s creations. 2016 was a year in art. 2017 is upon us…

Just Make Art!

Well I’m eleven months into my a year in art challenge. I just completed posting the month of November. You can see it here. One more month to go. I have so enjoyed this project and I look forward to sharing what I will be doing in 2017.

Okay if you’ve been following this for any length of time, you know I love to draw creatures and I really feel led to help people to find and use their creativity. As part of this I have begun creating a line of adult coloring books and I just released a new one today. I take my creatures and put them into Kaleidoscopic patterns. It’s a lot of fun to do and yields results even I did not expect. What jamming is for musicians is what doing these books is for me, unbridled creativity and self expression. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed making it. Click the cover to get yours.
Here’s a Sample page for you to try.
Here are my other titles in case you want to see more.
Kaleidoscopics Book 1
Kaleidoscopics Book 2
Kaleidoscopics Book 3
Kaleidoscopic Creatures Book 1
Kaleidoscopic Creatures Book 2
Kaleidoscopic Creatures Book 3
I’d love to hear what you think of them.

Well tonight I will minister again and I am so looking forward to it. Tonight’s venue is one of my favorite’s, the Liberty Raymond Tavern in North Bloomfield, OH. It’s not a bar. It’s a lovingly preserved stage coach stop and Underground Railroad station that is used for midweek worship experiences and it is a great place owned by great people. I love this place and these people and, as with every place I go, I want to give them my absolute best and that might well be wrong.

You see it’s not really about my best. Oh, I need to bring my best to everything I do and I have Scripture to back that up, but it needs to be more than that. I need to come humbly, ready to get out of the way, so that something greater than my best can happen. You see what I really desire is a move of God. I want to see the power of God come in and take over and transform lives. If I can be used in some small way to usher that in, it will be far better than my best.

It will be what my maker deserves and it will be so obvious that something beyond me happened and the One who deserves the glory will get it. God deserves all the glory. So I have a plan for tonight and my prayer is that God has a bigger plan. Show us your glory Lord!

There’s a little chalkboard just inside the door at the home where I am staying. It always has a message welcoming me we I get here. Today beside my name is 1 Cor. 2:9. I rushed to my Bible to look it up. Here’s what it said:

“What no eye has seen,
what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”
The things that God has prepared for those who love Him.

This lines up so well with what God has put on my heart tonight, and all I can say is “Lord, I love you, and I can’t wait to see what you have prepared.”

To God be the glory.

This is David Garibaldi. This guy is amazing. One of the best speed painters in the world. If you can’t afford him, I know someone you probably can.

…be afraid of making nothing at all.

This is a moment of brilliance from Jolie Guillebeau on building an artists life from TEDx Concordia U Portland. It’s fantastic. Let it inspire you!