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What I Wish I Had Learned About Art Series

The Similarities Between Writing and Art

More than I expected, and I expect, more to come

On a black art desk, a painting-in-progress of a pastel moon with brushes, paints, and paint rags sit on the left. On the right is an open notebook with writing and a pen across it. The notebook features words that have been crossed out, a work in progress. The painting is also incomplete.
While they may seem very different, the process of learning art has many similar qualities to the process of learning to write. Photo by the author of her art desk with her painting in progress, with various supplies, on the left and her writing journal with a pen on the right.

I’ve been shocked over these past months by the similarities I’m finding between a craft I’ve worked on for about as long as I could remember (writing and storytelling) and a craft I’ve only recently allowed myself to…

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Sarah Marie

Sarah Marie

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