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How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”                                – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day in your artistic journey? You can’t … Continue reading

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Why Artists Are the Luckiest People I Know

“Picasso was drawing like an angel in the crib.” – Louise Nevelson, Sculptor A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house socializing with a few people at a little get-together. One of the people at the party was … Continue reading

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Mastering Glazing Techniques in Watercolor: Understanding Pigments

Are you a watercolor artist looking to improve your technique?  Would you like to better understand watercolor pigments and glazing methods? Then you will certainly enjoy this guest blog by watercolor expert Dr. Don Rankin.  He is author of Mastering … Continue reading

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5 Creative Ways to Share Your Art on Pinterest

Are you looking for creative ideas to drive Pinterest traffic to your site? Pinterest is a mainly a visual showcase, which makes it perfect for artists.  And if you’re wondering just how effective a great image can be in driving … Continue reading

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7 Simple Keys to Successful Art Blogging

A blog for artists is a great tool for being found online and gaining a larger audience for your work. Blogs are ideal because they can be completely free, search engines love them, they are easy to start and simple … Continue reading

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Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World: Beware the Vanity Gallery

If you are like most artists who take their career seriously, you are willing to give almost Chelsea Art District in Manhattan anything a try.  And if you are like me, you put a lot of care not only into creating … Continue reading

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Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Prosper in the New Economy

There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of the western world as it has struggled to make sense of the … Continue reading

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Artists: Are You Digitally Sharecropping?

Too many artists are building someone else’s business.  They are essentially digitally sharecropping. Are you one of them? Sites like Etsy, eBay, Artfire, FineArtAmerica, and others (which I call Art Malls) make it easy to create the illusion of having … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Take the Leap of Faith and Become a Professional Artist?

Have you always wanted to be a professional artist, but you’re waiting for the right time? Maybe you intend to become an artist when you feel you are good enough, or when you’re in a better financial position, or when … Continue reading

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Blueprint for Building a Community of Artists: An Inspiring Message of Hope from Marsha Savage

No matter what happens with our national economy, there will be artists who thrive, and who very much enjoy their prosperity. These are the people who refused to fail, who didn’t give up, and who have surrounded themselves with like-minded … Continue reading

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