Before we were able to download and binge a whole new season of “Poldark” or “Madame Secretary,” we had reruns. I may be dating myself here, but some of my favorite television memories involve watching favorite episodes over and over. Who can forget Carol Burnett’s sketch about “No Frills Airlines” or “Went with the Wind?” I grew up on a steady diet of reruns. I still love watching “I Love Lucy,” “Cheers,” “Mash,” and “Andy Griffith.” And some of our favorite shows as kids were the annual repeats of shows like “The Sound of Music,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

I’m sure there are some things that should never be repeated and aren’t classic:

  • blue eyeshadow & big hair
  • mullets
  • Gremlins, Pacers and Pintos
  • blind dates

These things should be avoided at all costs!

Reruns, Again!

But, in the spirit of rerunning favorites, and at the suggestion of a reader, I’m re-capping some of the ‘Best of Art is Truth.’ We can all afford to repeat some classics!

“Reruns are wonderful because it usually indicates that they had something going for them to begin with and that’s why you’re still looking at them.”

– Mary Tyler Moore

 

Furthermore, creating content for every new blog post takes a lot of time. Because I’m working on developing an online course right now, I thought you might be interested in some of my most popular blog posts from the past. I’ve noticed that more subscribers are reading my newsletters and website traffic has increased over 20% during this time. And I’m happy to point you in the direction of these popular articles.

So, while you’re trying to decide how long the casserole in your fridge will last, and how many days you can wear the same outfit while stuck at home, please enjoy these blog reruns! I’ve broken the posts into three groups:

  • Inspiration
  • Creativity
  • Mindset

Inspiration:

These posts describe how different locations and stimulus effect my creative process. Click on each title to bring up the full post.

Silence:

Kind of like the streets and the grocery store right now, but more inspiring!

Wherever You Go:

Live vicariously through my travels and start dreaming about where you’ll go when this is all over!

Plein Air Packing:

Even with social distancing, we can get out on nice days like today and paint ‘en plein air.’ enjoy a virtual trip to paint in the gorge, and see what gear I take

Top 10 Titles for Creatives

You’ll love this annotatedbook list geared to inspire.

Creativity:

These posts are geared toward the artist with specifics about how to get more creative with your work.

What is Expressive Line?

Lots to see here from examples of my work, to suggestions of other artists using line.

Mist & Moss

This post is packed with multi-media inspiration, from poetry to painting demonstration video.

5 Ways to Cultivate Focus

Great examples of working in a series and how to bring focus to your artwork.

Mindset:

Here are some ideas for staying positive!

Rejected Again, Hooray!

One of my most popular posts, ever! How to look at rejection from a different perspective. (I needed this last week!)

Fail Better

Why failure is your friend, and my most important takeaway.

But Wait, There’s More

Going beyond process and techniques, to share what’s important about creativity.

 

If you’ve enjoyed this romp through my archives, why not share it with a friend? Finally please let me know which was your favorite post, or if I missed your favorite in this re-run! Leave a comment and join the conversation.

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