Why The Charmed Studio?
by Thea Fiore-Bloom, PhD
I’m an arts & culture magazine journalist and an artist who wanted to launch a different kind of blog for creatives (TheaFioreBloom.com.)
It’s NOT another art business blog about HOW to get tons of likes on Facebook and make piles of cash from your art.
My blog is about our WHY.
As in remembering why the hell we became artists or writers in the first place.
Being an artist or writer is often hard, lonely work.
My mission is to give creatives the encouragement, inspiration and information we need to create and/or promote our work in a way that honors our unique WHY.
One way to honor that why is to create our own Charmed Studio.
Feeling Like A Chicken Cutlet?
Making a full-time career out of art makes many professional artists I’ve interviewed feel like a chicken cutlet; with the purpose pounded right out of them.
Meanwhile my artist friends who have day jobs, beat themselves up, mistakenly feeling like their weekend artmaking isn’t legit.
Artists of every level need a restorative place within to honor, nurture and house the sacred creativity that originally got us up to join the dance of art.
I call that place our Charmed Studio.
A Charmed Studio is a metaphorical internal sanctuary where a creative feels free to bring to life restorative, soul-based images or words.
Your Charmed Studio
In my head it’s a cozy, hobbit-in-the-shire type garret with a round door, a hearth and a cat laying on top of the lovely stuff we have scattered about. Maybe there are books waiting to be read or thick, creamy paper or small wood panels waiting to be turned into art.
I created this blog to give you a few ideas on how to build, reenforce, or redecorate The Charmed Studio inside yourself.
The information and inspiration here is not meant as therapy (I’m not smart enough for that.) Nor is all the good stuff from my head alone.
We are Stronger Together
This blog has practical interview-based wisdom to help you bring more joy, commitment, introspection and confidence into your art practice.
Wisdom direct from the studios and desks of awesome, conscious artists like you.
As well as authors, gallerists and art biz coaches I’ve interviewed for my work as a regular contributor to magazines like Professional Artist.
My thesis work found me reading a small mountain of sensational biographies that detailed the lives and objects of famous artists and writers. That’s in the mix too.
If you want to send me an idea for a guest post you want to write for The Charmed Studio, don’t be shy.
I also love to use art from subscribers in posts with links back to their sites (see brain to left).
I believe we are stronger together.
Be well and don’t forget about the power, pleasure and peace you can feel- and gift to others- when you release your unique WHY into the world. Thanks for visiting! —Thea