Produce or fight

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Produce or Fight Share0 Tweet0 “… Every person endowed by work or by nature with the power to create, should never forget to cultivate art for art’s sake, not ask it for other joys than those it already provides; nor more treasures than those it pours out in silence […]

Mother, artist, entrepreneur at the same time

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Being a mother, artist and entrepreneur all at the same timePhoto: Emmi Sprayberry Share0 Tweet0 I always thought that the most difficult thing about having a baby would be childbirth. That fear of suffering so much pain and thinking: how could an 8 pound person come out of my […]

Perseverance: an artist’s best friend

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Perseverance: our best friend Share0 Tweet0 “Artists don’t get down to work until the pain of working is overcome by the pain of not working.” Stephen DeStaeblerThis phrase describes my artistic life very well lately. Being pregnant, although I feel super excited about it, has also led me to […]

10 Acrylic Tips

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT 10 Acrylic Tips Share0 Tweet0 I started painting with acrylic in my teens. The main reason was because in comparison with oil, it’s a lot cheaper. Although my parents encouraged me completely in my vocation as an artist, they didn’t have the necessary resources so that I could buy […]

Handle with care, dreams inside

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Handle with care, they contain dreams Share0 Tweet0 Wherever we go we have embedded in our hearts bits of experiences of our past. When I think of Malaga, the city where I grew up, there are three things that quickly appear in my mind: the sensation of my feet […]

Live a Creative Life Without Fear of Failure

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Live a Creative Life Without Fear of Failure Share0 Tweet0 Although you may know me from my watercolor garden, that’s not all I do. In addition to having my online watercolor business, I paint about social issues and my experiences, trips, etc. My favorite technique is acrylic. After working […]

6 Tips to Create Beautiful Environments in You Home

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT How To Create Beautiful Environments In Your Home Share0 Tweet0 There are so many things in our day to day routine that affect our state of mind without us realizing: the weather, economic pressures, personal relationships, work situations, etc. Most of them we can’t control but … Did you […]

Anxiety

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Anxiety Share0 Tweet0 It showed up, suddenly and without warning. Or so I believed in that moment. I was surrounded by a haze that blurred all the areas of my life. Eating was an ordeal because there was so much anguish in my stomach that it filled everything. I […]

Footprints: Halina

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT Footprints: Halina Share0 Tweet0 Every idea has consequences. And our culture is full of ideas that we have acquired over generations, some have been born from the depths of our family, passed down from parents to children, others, by political and religious ideologies implanted from power, etc. What we […]

When is the best time to paint?

Lucía Duque ABO​​​​​UT STORE BLOG CONTACT When is the best time to paint? Share0 Tweet0 There is a false belief about artists that we have to wait for inspiration before we can start working. I’ve realized that most of the time it’s not because I’m not “inspired”, what blocks me is usually the fear of […]