Tool Box

The best tool in your tool box is you.

I love walking down the paint section and letting color choose me. I’m a lover of color, not brands. My color choice comes from how I express myself and a spiritual connection with nature. Yes I’m fascinated with the process of every artist. I say the best comes from exploration. You take this idea from one artist and borrow from another, you keep adding and eventually you just like what you like.

Here’s a collection of goodies that are so good I want to share.

The best art book I’ve ever read is Learning by Heart: Teachings to Free the Creative Spirit

Wonderful runners up.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Show Your Work Austin Kleon

Ana Victoria Calderon has a four art books. They are watercolor and mixed media easy and wonderful introductions to told and ideas.

I have a Pinterest board filled with some of my favorite tools here.

Radical Typography Skillshare course with James Victore. I took this course in my lettering days but James is amazing at encouraging artists to break free, be yourself.

Shantell Martin’s course is another game changer. Her work teaches me that all ideas are possible.

Check out my Three Quick Art Lessons for Every Artist class here. ( Join me on skillshare and get 1 month free. It helps me and you’ll get to take James and Shantell’s course too. We win! )