Being an Artist is not a Career!

I have heard it before.  The very statement makes me cringe and takes me back to when I was a teenager.  I have heard these words so many times, each time crushing my hopes and dreams but far more importantly my spirit.  “Tammy, you cannot make a living from being an artist.” In fact, I had a conversation yesterday with …

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Art teacher VS confidence builder

I used to say I was in the business of teaching art, I now say that I am in the business of building confidence.  A lack of confidence in one’s own ability and a fear of failure are the 2 biggest hindrances to my job as an art teacher.   Fear comes in various forms so I will elaborate here a …

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Can art save lives? Absolutely!

Growing up in a disjointed, broken home, I retreated into art at an early age to escape for hours on end.  It was the only way I could deal with the disappointment and isolation I felt on a daily basis.  I contemplated suicide a number of times but always found some hope in my work, music or reading. I had …

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