Discover Creativity

Discover creativity with my featured creative people and things.

4 New Art (Technique) Books for You to …

Do you hug art books? Because you should. I haven’t (yet) had one hug me back, but that doesn’t stop me from enveloping them in my flabby-ass arms and squeezing them hard. Interestingly, I’ve also learned to appreciate physical books…

Artist Spotlight: Marina Dunbar

Marina Dunbar’s art is dreamlike and lovely. It’s inevitable that while looking at it, you will be sucked in to the hazy layers and immediately be transported into a trance. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. But her paintings look like they…

The Superkids Activity Guide Book

Typically I don’t cry when I read through kids’ activities books, but this one set off the waterworks pretty fiercely. It’s a special book; packed full of ideas for all those kids who don’t fall into the mainstream either emotionally,…

Discover Outsider Artists

I happened to have zero self esteem when I was a freshman in college. I mean, I knew I had some talent since I got into all the art schools I applied to, but I was insanely intimidated by the…

Creative Person Spotlight: Lisa Kokin

I discovered Lisa Kokin where all good things are discovered: The sacred halls of Pinterest. Her work caught my eye, and I thought it was one thing, but upon further inspection, realized it was something else. Those are the reactions…

Susana Teixeira Jewelry

Susana Teixeira is a Portugese jeweler I found on Supermarket. I spied her artichoke ring and went all googly-eyed. You know when you look at someone’s wok and with every new piece you just want to show everyone? Yeah, that’s…

Let’s Fall in Love With The …

source Okay, sometimes I’ll be poking around for an hour or so, trying to find new people to spotlight, frustrated by broken links, closed websites, whatever else, and then BLAM! POW! I’ll find an artist and get that burst of adrenaline and…

Monika Forsberg

Have you ever visited a website where you are so delighted to be transported into another world that you get all giggly and click around and fall in love with what the internet can give us all over again? I…

J. Personne

I enjoy how artists can make their own mini gallery pages on Instagram, and I’m assuming it’s fun for them to see a bunch of their works together in one clean, scrollable place. I happened upon the Instagram feed of J.…

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen

Holy crap, do you feel the energy immediately in Gunvor Nervold Antonsen’s work. It’s big, it’s loud, it’s full of materials, it’s bold, it envelops you. I wanted to feature this artist next, right after Virginia Melnyk, to compare the…

Virginia Melnyk

I love me some good installation art. The idea of creating this BIG physical experience, that changes the way people interact with the space it inhabits- is so powerful. Virginia Melnyk’s Summer Igloo first caught my eye because it is…

Heather Sundquist

Heather Sundquist makes work that’s both quiet and screaming with nostalgia. I was first taken in by the humor of the characters in her paintings, and then the more I scrolled, the more I enjoyed the irony of the soft colors…