• The Strange Beauty of Flawed AI Art

    The Strange Beauty of Flawed AI Art

    AI art, with all its glitches and idiosyncrasies, presents a fascinating paradox. These digital creations, often riddled with imperfections, have a unique charm that captivates in unexpected ways. Sure, AI stumbles—frequently, in fact. Just look at the fingers. But these glitches hold a peculiar allure. Future Generations and AI Art Projecting into the future, one…

  • Stringing Beads for Meditation

    Stringing Beads for Meditation

    I recently got back into jewelry making as a break from digital art. Every once in awhile I get overcome with the addictiveness of easily generating images. It feels like I’m making too many things, too quickly. In these situations I look for a way to slow it down. Sometimes I go back to painting…

  • Susan Rothenberg at a  Drawing Class

    Susan Rothenberg at a Drawing Class

    Susan Rothenberg is one of the best painters of the post modern era. Her horse paintings of the 1970’s brought something so shockingly new to the art world, which at the time was saturated with pop art and minimalism. As Peter Schjeldal put it: “It was like a great malevolent joke in a year of…

  • Closed my Etsy Shop

    Closed my Etsy Shop

    Why does the Internet influence us to commoditize our hobbies and our passions? I have been so guilty of falling under this influence and its time to reign that in. That’s not to say turning your passion into a business is a bad thing. It’s just that the Internet is so crowded with people and companies that…

  • Coma Drawings: The Pixel Art of Craig Robinson

    Coma Drawings: The Pixel Art of Craig Robinson

    Craig Robinson (otherwise known as @flipflopflying) is an artist who works in the pixel aesthetic. The work that he is most known for is his collection of minipops: famous people drawn really small. I became aware of his work in the early 2000’s when I started a nursing blog called PixelRN. I knew I needed…

  • Heart Painting Ideas

    Heart Painting Ideas

    Back with another art marketing idea. Heart Painting Ideas is a trending search term on Pinterest. I love the idea of making simple paintings using the heart as subject matter. My internal art critic (and an actual art professor I had back in the 90’s) says, “Hearts? How contrived.” But if Jim Dine can do…