Become an artist!

Contrary to popular opinion, anyone can be an artist! Each of us has almost everything we need to do so. The problem is most people don’t realize that although anyone CAN be an artist not everyone is willing to dedicate the hours of hard work and practice necessary to become an artist. Malcolm Gladwell summed up […]

Painting classes to learn to be more creative!

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, making mistakes, and having fun.”         Mary Lou Cook Want to be more successful? You better get creative! Creativity is an important quality needed to succeed and flourish in life and work in the 21st Century. Creativity can be taught!  To that end I am facilitating unique painting […]

Are you too busy – overwhelmed and stressed?

“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.”                                                             […]

Serendipity: Marks of Abstraction – Carmen Lund

I am researching how best to reproduce my original paintings as Giclees – high quality signed prints.   I want to make my art affordable to entry level collectors while maintaining a standard of excellence for their purchase. At the exhibit opening of Serendipity: Marks of Abstraction, much of the conversational interest was about the […]

Trust the process and reach your goal

Society has always put an emphasis on “product” when really what is most important is “process.”  After many years of  making art, I learned that society is wrong. It is not the “product” that is key but the “process.”  Learning this truth taught me an important lesson which now applies in all areas of my life. When […]

Ways to beat defeat

 “You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated.”   Maya Angelou Depending on your point of view, failure can either be seen as an end or a beginning. Unfortunately, society consistently sends us messages from the time we are young children that we should succeed in everything we do. The road to success is […]

Whose life are you living . . . ?

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ” William Faulkner Reach for the stars. When you do, you will create your best possible self. Too often, one is caught up in competition with […]

Are you where you are supposed to be . . . ?

“Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time.  It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. An now is right on time.”                     […]