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She was like an old, red hen With a small and unadorned head, She didn't cock-a-doodle-doo. She merely clucked, As she picked her way along. Jacki Kellum Yesterday, I discussed how writing--especially memoir writing--can be beneficial for painters and other kinds of artists, too. http://jackikellum.com/write-or-paint-to-free-yourself-from-the-ghosts-of-your-past-and-to-celebrate-the-good/ In another post, I attempted to explain how writing...

Learning to actually SEE is vital to becoming an artist  and a writer. Actual SEEING is complex and requires more than opening your eyes and fixing on something. That is the way that a dog or a cat looks. Seeing is much more than looking....

A week ago, I bought several pots of flowers to serve as subjects for new paintings. Consider the Lily - Jacki Kellum Watercolor https://fineartamerica.com/featured/consider-the-lily-jacki-kellum.html I bought a pot of Asiatic Lilies, and I painted one of those flowers. Early Morning Lilies - Jacki Kellum Watercolor https://fineartamerica.com/featured/early-morning-lilies-jacki-kellum.html I bought a pot of...

Fear prevents the painter from painting, and he forces the writer to edit himself literally to death.  Barbara de Angelis wrote an excellent treatise on Fear: [image credit Amazon] “Imagine that you had a person in your life who followed you around twenty-four hours a day, filling...

I  am trying to paint every day, but I am also teaching several classes, and I am trying to get my house ready to sell. In other words, I am fighting the hassles that Life slings at me, so that I can carve out a...