Be Your Finest Art

Dorsey McHugh and Joanne Miller are artists and writers. Together we have written a book BE YOUR FINEST ART released June, 2014.  This group will involve and target anyone who feels they have a creative bent and we believe everyone does. Sometimes that nature is long buried or thought to be frivolous and not to be taken seriously.  We are here to prove otherwise. We want your input as we dialog about the importance of tapping regularly into your right-brain.  We promise it will enhance your well-being on many levels.    

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Our Book Is HERE!

After a long wait while our book Be Your Finest Art was being printed in China, our shipment finally arrived last week.  During our Wednesday morning art class we heard a big truck lumbering up the lane with our load of books. To say we were excited would be a gross understatement! We all gathered outside and took photos and had a grand celebration. If you are local (or not far away) perhaps you can join us at our first big book signing celebration at Two Old Hippies in the Gulch in Nashville.  It is June 24th from 6-7:30 PM and Dan Miller will be interviewing us.  Light refreshments will be served. Hope you can join us!  



Discussion Forum

Where to start

Started by Robin McSwain. Last reply by Kara Gott Warner Sep 30. 3 Replies

I so desperately need to make a change in my life but I don't know where to start.  Creativity has always been a part of my life but can you be too creative?  By that I mean attempting too many different forms of art.  Painting, drawing, needlework,…Continue

Forums for selling work

Started by Katrina Beaver Sep 29. 0 Replies

Hello! I am an artist residing in Ohio, working in primarily printmaking, painting, and mixed media. I do have a Fine Arts degree, but sadly the practical elements of artmaking were neglected in my program of study. I quit my (horrible) job over a…Continue

Ignore Everybody

Started by Joanne Miller. Last reply by Jeremy Obermeyer Sep 15. 12 Replies

I recently read a book that Dan had lying around.  The title, "Ignore Everybody...and 39 Other Keys to Creativity" by Hugh MacLeod grabbed my attention.  There are some rather unorthodox....no actually the word vulgar comes to mind.... words…Continue

Tags: Finest, Art, fear, inadequacy, Your

What Defines Great Art?

Started by Joanne Miller Sep 7. 0 Replies

In our art classes, Dorsey has often asked us, what defines great art?  In a recent blog, Clark Gaither gave his thoughts on this question.  I…Continue

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Comment by Marta Goertzen on October 6, 2014 at 12:08pm

Just finished a week of the Create a Beauty Journal from the workbook. Great experiment, had fun with it and will be doing it again! http://instagram.com/martadgoertzen/

September 28 - October 4th. Not all the pics turned out the way I wanted but that is okay, it kept me alert while outside each morning and made me think more about how I was describing what I captured on my camera. The descriptions were half the fun!

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Comment by Alan Jackson on October 6, 2014 at 9:07am

Just found this an had to share.

Comment by Chris Callen on September 14, 2014 at 7:45pm
http://eepurl.com/1LnAz. Here is the link to my first published newsletter for Chris's Auto Art. Sign up if you like ! Thanks and let me know what you think

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Comment by Lynne Watts on August 13, 2014 at 9:40am

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Comment by Alan Jackson on August 11, 2014 at 12:22pm

Whether for inspiration or just visual fun I think you'll enjoy this brief post.  

Comment by Lori Vowels on August 9, 2014 at 7:01pm
So glad I have found this group. I am a photographer and am looking to share with other artist like myself. I would like a develop a book with some of my best photos but don't know where to start. Open for suggestions.
Comment by Adam Garey on August 7, 2014 at 4:59pm

"Stifled in your Creativity" in one sense I think Seeing that the clock is ticking can do that. The Stress of daily Life. For me when worry and fear start creeping in..and anxiety... lately it has been on how to creatively tell my boss I can do more than my job entails..yet thinking this through I may have to tell myself that first. These are distractions right now to some creative thought I am in. 

Comment by Jim Anderson on July 27, 2014 at 9:33am

Hi Joanne and Dorsey. You should be proud. Your book is both inspiring to read as well as beautiful. I have shared in on my Facebook fan page and with my blog subscribers.

I wish you the best of success with it.

Comment by Robin McSwain on July 22, 2014 at 4:53pm

I am just now returning to 48Days.  Hopefully I will have my copy of Be Your Finest Art tomorrow and I can't wait!  Now I will be re-reading all my 48Day books.

Comment by Chris Callen on July 19, 2014 at 9:24am

Here is some of my latest pieces.  


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