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Teaching from a Cart – Art Made Easy 017

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Artroom Management, Organization, Podcasts | 9 comments

Teaching from a Cart – Art Made Easy 017

Do you teach art from a cart? Or travel from school to school with your car packed with art supplies and resources? Today’s guest Heidi O’Hanley has spent most of her career traveling from school to school and teaching from a cart. It sounds impossible and maybe even a bit scary, but Heidi is here to help you. Heidi blogs at Tales from the Traveling Art Teacher and shares what art projects are best, what art supplies to use and ways to make teaching art with little storage or space to work for you. IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN: –...

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Matisse-Inspired Backdrop

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in The Business of Creative Blogging | 6 comments

Matisse-Inspired Backdrop

I really don’t know what happened. I was in the middle of writing copy for my newsletter when my eyes settled on a Matisse book. I have a large format one that’s meant for coffee tables so it’s quite a distraction. The next minute I was drawing large organic shapes and cutting them out wondering what I should do with them. And then of course, I was on my hands and knees painting the reverse side of my painted backdrop that I use for some of my videos. Sorry newsletter. You just weren’t intriguing enough. I don’t...

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5 Tips for Making Vibrant Paint Colors

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Color Wheels & Theory, Tempera Paint | 6 comments

5 Tips for Making Vibrant Paint Colors

Do you ever wonder why some art projects look so vibrant? Perhaps you wondered what brand of paint results in such rich colors? What if I told you it’s not what, but how… I used to think that there was a special type of paint that I could order and squeeze into a palette until I discovered the secret of creating colorful paint hues. No matter what brand of paint you buy, don’t feel limited to paint with colors directly from the bottle. A world of color and creativity awaits. Try the next 5 tips for creating your own vibrant...

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5 Mindset Shifts That Made a Difference in My Life (Art Made Easy #016)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Podcasts | 30 comments

5 Mindset Shifts That Made a Difference in My Life (Art Made Easy #016)

Why do things always seem to work out for some people and not for others? Do you have goals in your life that just don’t seem attainable? I’m a firm believer that you can achieve anything you want–happiness in your job, great relationship with your spouse, joy-filled hobbies–but there are some age-old philosophies that make it possible. This episode is a bit of a stretch for me. I don’t often talk about how I feel about ego or intuition and living a life with intention. But tapping into these two things has...

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