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Reframing New Year's Resolutions by Emphasizing Values

Reframing New Year's Resolutions by Emphasizing Values

| Jordan McDowell
The last time I did a real New Year’s resolution was when I was in 5th grade. I gave up drinking soda for the year, did it, and haven't drunk much soda since. As an adult, new year resolutions feel like weights being tied to my ankles and then having to do all the tasks I usually do with those w...
4 Wins for a Home Based Creative Business Uprooted by Immigration

4 Wins for a Home Based Creative Business Uprooted by Immigration

| Jordan McDowell
The big wins from this year may not have felt like wins if they weren’t achieved during a point in my life that's been filled with instability and uncertainty. I mean, that’s all this is right? Finding balance. The great ebb and flow. So maybe it’s all just a matter of perspective. 
Monthly Paint Classes Are Moving to Patreon!

Monthly Paint Classes Are Moving to Patreon!

| Jordan McDowell
Monthly Paint Classes Are Moving to Patreon! I’ve been at this whole thing for a few years now and I’ve still not found a great way to connect with my audience in a more meaningful way. Instagram falls through the cracks time and time again, emailing blasts make me feel icky (thank you to everyon...
Finding Creative Inspiration: The Firework Flowers Collection

Finding Creative Inspiration: The Firework Flowers Collection

| Jordan McDowell
Wanting to give a little nod to the Blomster Collection, I brought 18k gold leaf into the mix. My first time applying real gold leaf was hilarious. I had no idea it’d float like a feather around my studio and shatter into bits if I merely breathed next to it.
Inspiration Story: The Stormy Fields Collection

Inspiration Story: The Stormy Fields Collection

| Jordan McDowell
This collection is of storms; coming, going, just about to break. Clouds that are in motion - moving, erupting and then dissipating again. You can see movement in every sky painted, swift winds that are taking your eye from one corner to the next, just as each day this year has swept you from one extreme to another.
Inspiration Story: The Blomster Collection

Inspiration Story: The Blomster Collection

| Jordan McDowell

So many of the pieces have little hidden gold details that can’t be seen fully until the sunlight shines on them and they reveal themselves. It’s one my favorite aspects of the paintings. They almost change personalities when they go from no sunlight to being cast in it. That change brings a smile to my face every time I see it happen. 

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