Art Articles for Creative Inspiration

Awesome art articles for your enjoyment. Do you have an inspirational art story of your own that you'd like to share? Please submit it using form available at the bottom of this page. We look forward to hearing your tale!

I've amassed a small collection of wonderful articles from various sources to help you in your artistic learning. These words are written by artists like you. They are helpful words of support and insight into the artistic process.

As you travel on the journey of becoming an artist it can be helpful to have some words of advice pertaining to creativity and the soul of the artist. Learning to draw is not just about technique after all, but also about creativity, confidence, therapy and sharing!

I hope you enjoy each and every article. If you would like to contribute a story of your own please share it at the bottom of this page! (You may even include your own URL in the message. I am happy to activate the link for you and ask that you link back to our site from yours)




Inspirational articles:

How Art Heals

How art can bring peace into our lives

Validating Your Artful Soul

Motivational articles:

Draw what you love!

Making Art (Just do it!)

The purpose of Art Education

Being a confident Artist

Making art fun for kids

Kids and Creativity

Keeping kids interested in Art

Your Stories:

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Making time to draw 
Art lets me take my mind off of things such as school work, my job, and other things that need to be done. Since I am in college, I rarely have time to …

Drawing is a Healthy avenue of escape 
Creativity is beneficial to my life because it allows healthy avenues of escape. Whether the creativity is manifested in something I wrote or painted or …

I need music 
Since I was old enough to hold my head up, I have "needed" music. I remember being in my walker and trying to dance to whatever beat I could hear from …

Art vs Technology 
Jen Art and creativity are more important than ever in a world that clearly indicates that computers can tally facts, numbers and disparate pieces of information …

growing up with art 
I have always been crafty and artistic, and so was my mom so growing up I was always drawing, or creating things out of whatever materials were handy. …

Art and Music comes from within 
Art is one’s own way to express where each of us have own definitions to it. Art is something which comes from within to a person. It may be music, painting, …

Art brings transformation 
Art and creativity has been absolutely vital to my life experience, and I truly believe that art has the power to do many things for many people. I am …

Making Art for Family and Friends 
Art making and creativity are beneficial to me because I am able to make things that enrich the lives of the people I love. One of the things I like to …

Art and Depression 
Art making and Creativity are beneficial to my life on a level that only people who also adore the endless possibility's it creates could understand. For …

art of film 
I love the art of film. Film, as an art form, can create anything. Through the use of animation, special effects, and motion capture technology anything …

Finding your creative niche 
Some of my first memories were of my mother sitting in her rocking chair, cross-stitching her latest project. It always had a homey and comforting feel. …

Mural Projects and the benefit of Public Art 
I believe that art is needed in public spaces and has a big affect on their audience. For example mural projects are very appreciated within people walking …

Civic engagement and Art Community 
I participate in a painting group once a week called the Happy Daubers. I've learned a great deal from the graphics artist that leads the group but I've …

Saving a life through art 
I grew up in the type of family that believed children shouldn't be seen or heard. The older children reinforced this notion indirectly. So I had to learn …

Art can sustain us through crisis 
I wish to share how a creative pursuit helped me cope professional crisis. I am of the view that various forms of art, be it sketching, painting, music …

Therapy through expressive art  
To me, creating "art" or craft pieces is just about getting an idea out there. It doesn't always need to be an idea that I think the world needs to see, …

Paper Hot Cup Planters: a pretty and heartwarming home project 
I went out for a week on office tour and on my return I felt amazing to see 20 colorful paper hot cups in a queue on a shelf in our living room in which …

The process is what matters 
Painting is a way to express how I feel without words. It allows me to interpret my feelings in a way that many people don?t understand. It?s therapeutic. …

Bipolar Disorder and Art 
Creating art is very beneficial to me. In my particular case I suffer from bipolar disorder and tend to get depressed pretty often. For some reason drawing …

Sculpting and MS 
The fact that I still have the use of my arms and hands does make my life worth living. My name is Rob and I am 42 years old. I was diagnosed with MS when …

Nurturing your own and your children's creativity 
All human beings have an inborn urge to be creative and art is perhaps is the best medium to nurture one’s creative ideas. During my studies, especially …

Grateful for Crochet Creativity 
My name is Carol and I have been crocheting for forty years. For years, I just followed patterns. But now,I am branching out and creating some of my own …

Art and creativity for a happier and better man 
Throughout the daily activities of life, I used to come home feeling tired, never having the energy to actually do anything other than lay on the couch …

Art, as good as words. 
I have been creating art since I was a child, and usually whenever I find myself with some free time I end up creating something. I enjoy using all types …

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Achieving harmony through creative Gospel Song 
It is said that a vacation or a journey is not about the destination, but rather the trip itself. So too can that be said about art-making and creativity. …

Art as a powerful learning method for kids! 
I teach pre-service teachers about how to use the arts as a means for teaching the regular curriculum. With our test-obsessed educational system, all too …

Creative expression though Nail Art 
I'm actually an art minor through my college, and the best way I enjoy expressing myself through art is through Nail Art. Doing my own nails or friends …

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