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Growth Mindset Quotes

Growth Mindset Quotes

Growth Mindset Quotes For Artists If there’s one thing you should know about me as a creative coach it’s that I believe mindset is the foundation for everything that an artist hopes to...

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Easy Sunflower Painting

Easy Sunflower Painting

Want to hear something crazy? I don’t think I ever painted sunflowers before I tried them for the first time on the Flowers & Friends talk show from BloomTV! I guess no one told me how much...

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Summer Photoshoot

Summer Photoshoot

It’s time for a summer photoshoot! A few weeks ago, I loaded my car up with HUNDREDS of flowers with the goal of a photoshoot with Winston, my old Chevy truck, to use on the cover of The...

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Social Media Burnout

Social Media Burnout

One of the nasty side effects of running a creative business is the burnout that comes from doing all the things. Between creating the art, selling the art, and shipping the art, there are hours...

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Spring Decor

Spring Decor

Learn how to create and integrate all the latest spring decor trends with Issue 07 of The Turquoise Iris Journal! I love spring!!! It has everything I love: sunshine, flowers, and ENERGY! Spring...

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Naming Your Art

Naming Your Art

I don’t know why but it used to be that every time I made a piece of art I would spend the last few hours scrambling to come up with a good name. As someone who paints several pieces a month, it...

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Flower Painting

Flower Painting

The Turquoise Iris Guide to Flower Painting I love flowers! I love them in my garden, on my table, on my clothing, and especially in my art. If you scroll through my YouTube channel it’s...

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Canvas Painting Ideas

Canvas Painting Ideas

The best way to grow as an artist and define your personal style is to paint a lot. There is just no substitute for putting paint on the canvas! Well, I think we all know that’s easier said than...

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Spring Outfits 2022

Spring Outfits 2022

Maybe it’s an artist thing, but when I put together an outfit I’m thinking less about what other people will see and more about how I can play with my wardrobe the way I play with paint on a...

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How to Repurpose Content

How to Repurpose Content

How to Repurpose Content - For Artists! Do you ever watch content creators on social media and think “How in the WORLD do they find the time for all this?!” You’re not alone. For most of us with...

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