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15 New Year's Resolution for Artists and Art Lovers

January 01, 2019

Happy New Year every one. 

Do you like to start your new year with a plan a vision of can be accomplished in the year ahead? a self-development plan that you can revisit during the year and measure your progress? yes, yes am talking about new year's resolution. Well, if you do and want to add a few artistic twist to your 2019's list maybe this 15 goals can help: 

10 Important life lessons to learn from art

December 29, 2018


Most of us pursue art at some point in our lives. As parents, we encourage our kids to create art, we give the gift of crayons and markers to our grand children, or might surprise our siblings with prepaid music lessons and the list goes on. But art is not only a fun past-time or hobby rather it can also be such a gentle guru that opens our eyes to many crucial life lessons. and here is 10 most important ones that I have learnt from it:

  1. Rome wasn't built in a day. You need to put the time and effort; some more, some less but there is no way around it. Don't wait for it to happen - make it happen.
  2. You have to take risks in life: step outside your comfort zone once in a while and life might amazes you.
  3. There is no such a thing as "perfect". Nothing is perfect. There is no one definition for perfection. Make your best effort and enjoy it.  
  4. Not everything comes easy; Challenge yourself to become better. Make today slightly better than yesterday. There could be a time in life that you have to shorten your horizon to the achievements you make in one day and the benefits will compound. 

Christmas - Santa Wish List Printable

November 14, 2018
It's mid November and that magical time of the year is just around the corner. Time for our kids to start thinking about their Christmas wish list and here is a printable to make it easier for Santa to read:

Pumpkin Watercolor and Ink Illustration

September 26, 2018
Fall has officially started here in Canada and I think it's the best timing for a pumpkin painting/illustration tutorial that will be extremely cute as a print or a card....or even on a mug!

Pumpkin Watercolor & Ink Illustration

Let's just jump right into it, shall we? 

Book Review: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines: A Positive Approach to Negative Painting

July 31, 2018

Title: Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines: A Positive Approach to Negative Painting by Linda Kemp.

Book Review on Watercolor painting outside the lines by Linda Kemp


About the author: Linda Kemp is a full-time Canadian artist whose home and studio is in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. She is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolors and acrylics and innovative use of negative painting. She is elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor.

Linda has another book by the title: "Simplifying Design and Color For Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques". 
You can check more of her amazing art at her website.

Book Review on Watercolor painting outside the lines by Linda Kemp

About the book: I picked up this book to learn about negative painting as I think Lina has pushed the limits of this approach to such a mesmerizing outcomes and I was curious to know more about her techniques. Although I wasn’t clueless as to what the negative approach is, however the exercises in this book are very detailed and helpful. I believe the author made her best attempt to teach her approach in full and she explains her methods in details.


Book Review on Watercolor painting outside the lines by Linda Kemp

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