Invoking the Muse

By Miriam Schulman / April 12, 2016 / 3 Comments

Did you ever hear the story of how J.K Rowling came up with the idea for the Harry Potter series? She says “I was travelling back to London on my own on a crowded train, and the idea for Harry Potter simply fell into my head.” Have you heard of that concept before? I was … Read more

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How to grow a peony garden painting

By Miriam Schulman / April 10, 2016 / 0 Comments

by Miriam Schulman I am often asked how I can bear to sell my art…why don’t I keep it? Part of what makes it easy to let go of my art and sell it is that I know that my best art will always be the next one that I paint. My favorite art in … Read more

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3 reasons why music is the ultimate escape

By Miriam Schulman / March 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

I paint a lot of musicians, musical instruments and include piano music in my art. As a result,  I am always getting asked if I am a musician also. The truth is that although my childhood piano sits in my home and my kids both know how to play multiple instruments, I am not a … Read more

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the time between the years

By Miriam Schulman / December 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

A German friend recently told me that her country calls this time “between the years.” I like that idea. After the grandiose Hanukkah and Christmas, we have some days before New Years where we can reflect on the retrospective of the last year and the promise of a new one. It is that build up … Read more

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Art Inspired by Music

By Miriam Schulman / December 18, 2015 / 1 Comment

Last weekend, I drove up to see my college daughter perform in her orchestra. Now for those of you who have negative flashbacks to elemetary school orchestra and band concerts where you couldn’t tell the difference between the music and the tuning… this was nothing of that sort. My daughter goes to a music conservatory … Read more

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Word Ornaments for your Inspiration Tree

By Miriam Schulman / December 9, 2015 / 0 Comments

For the past few years, my family and I have started a tradition of choosing a word for the year. We begin discussing our words in December, as we proudly turn words over in our minds and share them with each other. Harmony If you are new to this concept, let me explain how this … Read more

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Another free postcard for you…

By Miriam Schulman / November 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

I was truly overwhelmed by your enthusiastic response to my last postcard giveaway… So, in the spirit of the holidays and giving, I am planning to do another one. But this time… There is a catch. You see, I want to give these postcards to you only if you actually open my emails! (Yes, with … Read more

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I’m Miriam Schulman, Chief Inspiration Officer.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity, learn new skills and techniques, and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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