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The Definition of an Artist

What is an artist? What is the definition of an artist? Let me ask you: does your heart beat a little faster when someone says to you, “What a great runner you are!”, or “You are the best cookie maker!”or “Wowww! You can really make a great fire in the fireplace!” What would you do if someone turned to you, looked you in the eyes, and said, with all sincerity, “You ARE an Artist!”??

What is an artist? What is the definition of an artist? Come with me, and I am going to tell you about my artist’s journey. - Nana of ChalkPastel.com

The Definition of an Artist

Come with me, and I am going to tell you about my artist’s journey, and how I learned to paint and love what I paint! You will too! Why? Because you are ALL artists!


 

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And be sure to join Nana in our FREE You ARE an Artist Facebook group and our community on Instagram and all the social media as well.

Show Notes:

Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

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A Reluctant Artist

Nana cannot wait to share a true “art adventure” with you on this episode of From My Back Porch. This art adventure involves a mysterious heavenly message, a reluctant artist and her resistance to paint a certain subject, the fear of failure and final reward! Come on, pull up a chair and grab a glass of tea and a cookie and sit with her and listen as she spins this tale!  Guaranteed to make you laugh and maybe get some tears going too!

A Reluctant Artist Podcast

Maybe it’s the title of a country song? Maybe there are things YOU resist doing? Nana encourages you to participate in art even if you feel discouraged.

Nana's From My Back Porch art adventure involves a mysterious heavenly message, a reluctant artist, the fear of failure and final reward!

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Reluctant Artist Show Notes and related:

 

Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

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The First Chalk Pastel Lesson

Are you artists curious about ChalkPastel.com and You ARE An Artist and how it all began? What about our spokesperson, Nana? Come on, pull up a chair and sit a spell while we chat on Nana’s back porch! You will hear a tale of a snowy day, a box of pastels, and an art dream being born with the first chalk pastel lesson! Laugh with the picture Nana paints of the early days of You Are An Artist. You will imagine her daughter, Tricia (now the CEO), standing on a kitchen chair taking photos of early lessons! Now, many lessons and courses later, find a beautiful curriculum for all ages and skill levels.

Why do we do this? Because we want to bring the best to you in art education! YOU are ALL artists! ❤️Nana

The First Chalk Pastel Lesson

You can find Nana’s first podcast at the link below, but please also subscribe to the podcast (there’s a handy little subscribe button to click, below)!


 

Apple Podcasts – From Nana’s Back Porch

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P.S. If you enjoy this episode, would you please share it with a friend (there’s a handy little share button, above) and/or leave a review on your favorite podcast app? Thanks!

And be sure to join Nana in our FREE You ARE an Artist Facebook group and our community on Instagram and all the social media as well.

Show Notes:

Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

“NANA HAS A PODCAST!!! And it’s good, folks! It’s all the reasons why we cherish her. She reminds us about the good stuff. About the stuff that really matters. Even if you don’t paint with her (which, I can’t understand, but I can respect), I recommend this podcast. And, I’ll admit, hearing her talk fills up the parts of me that desperately miss my own mom and grandma. But, through Nana, I can still receive those amazing words of encouragement and lessons I crave.” – norcalcrunchymama

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You ARE an Artist Podcast

Announcing ‘From Nana’s Back Porch’ podcast! Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

 

It's Nana's You ARE an Artist Podcast! Announcing 'From Nana's Back Porch' Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist!

You ARE an Artist Podcast

“Hey there y’all! This is Nana, fixin ‘ to come to you from my back porch with regularity…well, when the dog and I can climb over stacks of canvases, boxes of pastels, pencils, papers…you know how it is!

I just want to chat with you. I feel like I know each one of you personally. I have been involved in teaching you or your children for years. I have been so very honored to come into YOUR homes, now I want you to visit with ME! I am hungry to find out what kind of art you love, how it makes you feel to hold a pastel or a paintbrush!

A chat comes easily to me, that’s one of the things that I do best! I want to tell you about my art failures and the glorious, glorious successes that I have been blessed with! And if my dog, you know the one: half Cairn Terrier and half alligator, won’t bark too loudly while I am recording, it will all be a great, fun time! What do you want to talk to me about first? Come on, let’s sit down out here next to the easel and visit!” ❤️Nana

Nana’s Very First You ARE an Artist Podcast  – Words to Bless

This Words to Bless podcast allowed me the opportunity to speak directly to homeschool parents and families about a need that has been on my heart for a long time. Simple praise, spoken with a smile at your student, spoken with enthusiasm is the best form of praise available. Praise the colors used, the lines drawn…this is a form of ageless encouragement and it works whether you are three or seventy-three!

Be excited about art and learning! We are very thrilled with our new lessons for the upcoming joyous seasons: Thanksgiving and Christmas! Why do we teach a “praise-based” curriculum? Because we care and we long to have every artist have success! You are ALL artists! ❤️Nana

You can find Nana’s first podcast at the link below, but please also subscribe to the podcast (there’s a handy little subscribe button to click, below)!

Apple Podcasts – From Nana’s Back Porch

and on Spotify too!

P.S. If you enjoy this episode, would you please share it with a friend (there’s a handy little share button, above) and/or leave a review on Apple Podcasts? Thanks!

And be sure to join Nana in our FREE You ARE an Artist Facebook group and our community on Instagram and all the social media as well.

I listened this morning to episode 1 on an early morning drive and it was soothing, encouraging, and somehow also a kick in the pants. 🤣😎 Thanks, Nana! 😍” – Amy Sloan

“Emily is so excited to have Nana in her earbuds.” – Jessica at The Waldock Way

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