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Safari hike in Clear Creek Metro Park

One of my passions in life is the animal kingdom. When I turned 14 I volunteered at an animal shelter for a summer. At the age of 15 I began working at our local zoo and stayed there well after graduating from college. Now I’m in the veterinary field, so

Newest landscape painting by Cortney North

A painting for my bedroom and delightful outdoor showers

Did this week fly by as fast for you as it did for me? It seemed as though I woke up and a few hours later was back in bed getting ready to fall asleep. It’s been a whirlwind! In this shortened week I’ve enjoyed a run in the sunshine,

Watercolors as playtime: It’s good for creativity

There has been an emphasis in our culture about the importance of playtime. For me the subject first came into awareness after reading the book Exuberance: The Passion for Life by Kay Redfield Jamison. At one point she explained how vital it is for young animals to learn about life

Blue and Green Abstract

In the studio: an almost-finished painting sits on my easel

For the past two weeks I’ve been focused on administrative tasks with my art business. The logical left side of my brain kicks into gear when that happens and limits my creativity. I don’t mind switching back and forth though I prefer to be creative for the majority of my

Morning by the Waves abstract art print by Cortney North fine art

New Print: “Morning by the Waves” abstract art print

It feels so rewarding to have “Morning by the Waves” prints available in my shop! Working on the painting was one of the most enjoyable experiences for me. I let my creativity go wild and create a scene that was energetic yet full of soothing colors. I grew up by

A painting on the easel and some of my favorite discoveries from the past week

If I were to provide a summary of my past week, the article would include the words “painting” and “working” repeated numerous times. For the sake of allowing more time for painting, I put some items on hold for a bit – like exercise – and now that I’m getting

Studio Update: Style is shifting a bit

I’m going to keep this post brief since I’m aiming to squeeze studio time into a day that included working at the vet clinic, grocery shopping and the library. Those were accomplished before 2pm, so I’m feeling great about my efficiency today! Let’s keep it up! Since re-opening my art

Orange and Purple Abstract Art Painting by Cortney North

Printer update (hint: old printer didn’t make it) and the Enneagram (hint: this is taking over the world)

This week I am excited to announce I am the owner of a working printer. It is a new printer since my former printer decided it was ‘Time’ and went to the big printer graveyard in the sky. Or the electronics recycling warehouse graveyard. Whichever. May you RIP, Well-used Electronic.

Screenshots of what I’m loving right now!

Well, I’m not even sure how to start this post because there is so much spinning around in my head. Yesterday I wanted to have the painting shown below ready to sell in print form on Etsy. I really, really like this painting. It is a slight variation on my

Coral and Pink Abstract Painting with paint drips by Cortney North

What’s new with me and inspiring art studios

Do your weeks feel as though they last 4 days instead of 7? That has been my normal for a bit now and I’d like to change that setting (but still get just as much work done)! I’m not sure what happened to last week and then I looked up