Archives for October 2020

Making Your Creative Space Work for You

When we moved to Silicon Valley for my husband’s medical residency in 2014, our family of five could barely afford our two bedroom, 900 sq ft apartment. I was raising three kids five and under in an unfamiliar city while my husband ... Read More...

Tips From My Personal Notebook on Becoming The Artist I Want To Be

Yellow Roses with Pears by J Kamin Moving to California in 1985 marked the beginning of my serious pursuit of becoming an artist. A real turning point came when I met David Leffel OPAM. I had initially met him in New York City years ... Read More...

Having the Guts

I grew up in Crested Butte, a very small town in Western Colorado. During my childhood, the local coal mines were closing and the world-class ski resort that exists today had not yet been established. Only around 100 people called the town ... Read More...

A Simple Lesson

I’m relatively new as a studio and plein air painter, but I have over 40 years experience as a graphic designer and illustrator. I was a graphic designer for five years before attending the Illustrators Workshop in 1979. It was there I made ... Read More...