While I was in Cleveland to film the new season of Make It Artsy, I spent about an hour at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. While not an art museum, the Botanical Garden offers a great deal for an artist to take away. For me, the top two take aways are: Inspiration for drawing: leaves, flowers, animals, and more. I find myself especially drawn to plants, flowers, and animals that I don't often see around me at home. Color Palettes: Mother Nature is a wonderful artist and puts together fascinating combinations of colors that work in harmony. It's tempting to scroll... Read more →

One of the most common questions I get asked is, "Where do you find inspiration?" I've given a lot of different answers because I've drawn inspiration from a vast number of places over the years. But I realize now that the fact of the matter is: I'm inspired by living my life. Huh? I think artistic inspiration has to be part of who you are; the things you like already. For instance, I like looking at fashion pictures. Therefore I find lots of the patterns and colors and textures in fashion exciting and interesting and inspiring. Someone else might have... Read more →