Monthly Archives: September 2011

Can you do me a favor?

I’d love to find out how my blog is helping you. To be more specific, I want to find out what topics you like to see me write about, so I can do more of that. If you have some … Continue reading

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Gary Bolyer’s Top 5 Kick-Ass Money-Making Art Blogs of All Time

Do you want your art career to totally kick ass? Are you ready to start really making some money with your art? Then you must read these top 5 blogs of mine. Making money is sexy.  Making art is sexy.  … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”          –Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 – 1910) It’s been estimated by psychologists that during the course of a normal day … Continue reading

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What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? Occupy Wall Street Continues

“Today is day 5,” read a sign in the midst of thousands of people camping out at Liberty Plaza yesterday, steps away from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. It’s been a week since the Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?

Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get attention for that business or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Make Money With Your Art Blog

If you haven’t seen it, Daniel Lyons, a talented blogger known for two years as “Fake Steve Jobs,” has an editorial that explains why none of us can make money blogging. Big traffic, no money. Fake Steve Jobs’ best month … Continue reading

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2 Best Crowdfunding Sites for Artists: How to Raise Money From Patrons and Strangers

Are you looking for money to fund your art project?  Do you have a great idea for a creative venture but don’t have the bankroll to get it going? You may have reached out to friends and family, but right … Continue reading

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Mastering the 7 Key Components of Value: How to Paint Like a Modern-Day Rembrandt

Are you ready to take your painting to the next level? Would you like to know the secrets of painting like a modern-day Rembrandt? If you are a beginning painter, practicing the ideas in this article will put you light … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Sell Your Art on Auction Websites

Have you ever been tempted to put some of your art on one of those auction websites? Or have you ever put your art in an online auction and wondered why it didn’t sell or went for such a low … Continue reading

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What Can An Artist Learn from Don Quixote?

To dream … the impossible dream …                                                                                            To fight … the unbeatable foe … To bear … with unbearable sorrow … To run … where the brave dare not go … To right … the unrightable wrong … To love … Continue reading

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