Category Archives: Creativity

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Blue Moon Fire Spiral (The Fire Snake)

Tweet Blue Moon Fire Spiral (The Fire Snake), watercolor pencil on distressed paper with burned edges, 17″ x 13 1/8″ ©2018 Amy Funderburk, All Rights Reserved. First work in The Meditative Labyrinth Elemental Suite Blue […]

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Here There Be Dragons: Utilizing Pareidolia in My Art Process

Tweet What do you see in the clouds above? I see a giant moose. Or someone with a tiny head, sitting back on his heels while flexing his muscles. And a pyramid in the distance. […]

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The Eclipse Report from a Haunted Inn

Tweet A partial view of the recent solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 simply could not compare to full totality. This was truly an awe-inspiring event that photographs cannot do full justice. Jimmy and I […]

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New Work: How Does an Artist Know When a Piece is Finished?

Tweet Blue Moon Fire Spiral. A question that artists hear a lot is, “How do you know when you are finished with a piece?” My college painting professor had the best answer: “When he or […]

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Inspiration in Paradise: A Love Letter to Puerto Rico

Tweet In December, Jimmy and I took a much-needed vacation to a place where we can just relax and recharge our batteries ? Puerto Rico. This was our third trip to the island, so it […]

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Complementary, My Dear Watson!

Tweet In this Still Life, what colors do you see? If you aren?t familiar with the Color Wheel, in essence, it is a system of organizing the colors of the rainbow by placing them in […]

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Art Requires Courage

Tweet My painting professor once called me fearless. I have since come to realize that this is the highest complement I have ever been paid as an artist. “I’m frightened all the time. But I […]

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Art’s Purpose

Tweet ?The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.? ? Aristotle I often engage in fruitful philosophical discussions about art with my sister, poet Julie Funderburk. […]

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Taking Time:?Looking at things differently

Tweet This post originally appeared as a feature article in the March 2016 issue of my newsletter, Off the Easel. ?I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could […]

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Loving the Alien: an artist?s perspective on the creative genius of David Bowie

Tweet Knowledge comes with Death?s release? I’m not a prophet or a stone-age man Just a mortal with the potential of a superman I’m living on Quicksand, Hunky Dory (1971) ? On Friday, January 8th, […]

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