Music Muse: Mystele Kirkeeng Artist Chat

By Miriam Schulman / October 4, 2016 / 1 Comment

Mystele Kirkeeng, a Handcrafted Holidays’ teacher, had an “a-ha” moment during our “Artist Chat.” She realized that music plays an instrumental—and intriguing— role in her art process. Although a full-time artist today, Mystele studied music since childhood and realized during our chat just how much music influences her art and teaching style today. Asserting your voice … Read more

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Taking Flight

By Miriam Schulman / September 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

How do you define an artist? Someone who shows up to create art is an artist. I’ve always believed in this very simple definition. If you write poetry, then you’re a poet. If you sing songs, then you’re a singer. If you love to create art—then I encourage you to see yourself as an artist, … Read more

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Advent Calendars: Not Just for the Holidays

By Miriam Schulman / September 21, 2016 / 0 Comments

My dear friend Carolyn Dube, a self-taught art adventurer and mixed media artist, is on a journey filled with fun! She is one of the teachers in the Handcrafted Holidays class and has finally reigned in the critical voice that squelched her joy and held her art back for many years. Today, she avoids rules … Read more

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Artist Chats: The Power of Yes

By Miriam Schulman / September 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

art by Jessica Sporn Jessica Sporn, the namesake behind Jessica Sporn Designs and part of the teacher team for the Handcrafted Holidays class, lives the life of her dreams as a professional, self-taught mixed media artist, because she learned the power of “yes.” When we spoke in preparation for the Handcrafted Holidays class, we discussed … Read more

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Artist Chats

By Miriam Schulman / August 26, 2016 / 4 Comments

  What started out many months ago as just a daydream about how to create a Handcrafted Holidays group class that would be different than any other art class I’ve seen online, is now about to become a reality. Let me tell you why I decided to put together this class.   Happy Creative Memories … Read more

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas…

By Miriam Schulman / December 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

Want to see how to make wrapping paper extra special? If you love getting crafty and like to add handmade touches to your gifts then the guest blog post I did over on Jessica Sporn’s blog is for you.    Other blog posts you might like: 8 Hanukkah Gift Ideas December is the new January … Read more

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Describe 2014 in one word.

By Miriam Schulman / December 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

To start setting goals for next year, take a look back and reflect on 2014.  I asked some of my artist friends, how would they describe their 2014 art business in one word…. and what they want their art career to look like in 2015. Here is what they had to say…   Deb Harvey … Read more

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity 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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