5 Reasons My Art Went from Bad to Good

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5 Reasons My Art Went from Bad to Good

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I have been a professional artist for a while now, but my art hasn’t always been so pretty. There have been many learning lessons and growing moments in my artistic journey, and I want to share with you five major turning points—five reasons my art went from bad to good:

  1. Years of practice and patience
  2. Overcoming mental blocks
  3. Didn’t listen to negative voices and didn’t compare
  4. Investing in quality supplies
  5. Researching and learning technique and color theory

Tune in to the video to see a sampling of my art pieces over the years!


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00:00​ – Brief history of me becoming an artist (something magical happened!)
00:30​ – Me and John were just mid-west babies.
01:34​ – My early watercolor wasn’t all that pretty (pics to prove)
02:51​ – Early art career pics – the wedding industry grind…
03:38​ – Let me give you FIVE growing moments, starting with…
05:13​ – SECOND growing moment for becoming a better artist was…
07:04​ – Shout out to my MOM! (You’re gonna want to see these pictures, lol)
07:35​ – Mom’s mantra.
07:52​ – My mantra.
08:18​ – THIRD growth moment (or mindset) that helped me get better…
10:52​ – Fourth growth moment REALLY took my art up a notch.
12:04​ – Shots from Bearded Iris tutorial
14:06​ – FIFTH practical growth moment that really elevated my art skills.
14:44​ – An important lesson from my piano teacher…
17:58​ – Now YOUR turn to share!


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