27. 02. 2015

Q&A: Danny Ochoa / Painter, Animator

Los Angeles-based animator Danny Ochoa has been making art all his life. After studying Illustration and 2D Animation in San Francisco, he got the job opportunity of his dreams. In this Q&A, he talks about where he gets his inspiration, what his process is like, and the challenges he faces as a working artist.

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23. 02. 2015

Unblocking the Inner Artist

In this first post of a 13-part series, writer Jessica Jones starts a new journey as she takes Julia Cameron's 12-week course, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, in order to clear her creative block. Each week, Jessica will reflect on her progress, and we hope you join along.

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20. 02. 2015
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5 Books to Help Ignite Your Creative Spark

We all get creatively blocked every now and then. Here are five books (OK, four books and one app) to help you step out of your comfort zone and try something new in a different medium -- and ignite your creative spark.

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31. 01. 2015

Q&A: Sara Wood / Acting Coach

After being in the business for more than 35 years and starring in more than 150 stage productions, Sara Wood founded the Actors Space West Studio to teach and mentor young actors.

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29. 01. 2015

Megan Leppla / Art Educator

San Francisco-based artist Megan Leppla is an all-around creative who’s taught at various museums and has led different educational art programs for young learners. Now she’s amidst her new adventure as a high school art teacher and is working to integrate the arts into other disciplines.

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16. 01. 2015

6 Affordable Educational Sites for Creatives

If you’re like most curious people, learning doesn’t stop when you’re out of school. As long as you know what you’re looking for, you can learn anything at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. If you haven't tried them yet, check out these great educational websites where creatives can learn for free or on a budget.

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18. 11. 2014
Mariel Bayona

Mariel Bayona / Traditional Artist

San Francisco-based artist Mariel Bayona grew up in between the border of Juárez and El Paso, right in the middle of Mexican and American cultures. She never felt like she belonged in either space, and this in-betweenness would determine her latest work: massive pen and ink drawings of hybrid monsters.

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30. 10. 2014

7 Art Docs That Kick Creative Block

There’s no doubt that artists inspire other artists. It’s a beautiful chain reaction that keeps the world spinning. So whenever I hit a creative block, I seek help from my fellow art makers. Below are seven art documentaries that may help kick your creative block. So get the popcorn and art supplies out and get ready to be inspired!

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17. 09. 2014
Nicole Rosano

Nicole Rosano / Entrepreneur

Jewelry maker Nicole Rosano invents a whimsical narrative for each collection, letting the storyline guide her designs. Her mystical pieces are inspired by her southwestern surroundings: local gem and thrift shops, vintage Native American turquoise jewelry, and especially natural wonders such as the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and nearby mountainsides.

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