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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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Going Through: Surviving the Swamplands of the Artistic Journey

“Truth is always on the side of the more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzche Not too far from the small town where I grew up in northwest Louisiana, there is a long stretch of swamplands called, graphically enough, “Black Lake Swamp.” … Continue reading

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The Song Unsung

“I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument while the song I came to sing remains unsung.”  –  Rabindranath Tagore Several years ago the American Medical Association found that most heart attacks occur around nine o’clock on Monday … 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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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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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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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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How to be a Great Artist or Writer: 4 Secret Lessons from James Joyce

Would you like to be a great artist or great writer like James Joyce? Did you ever read Ulysses?  What about Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man? If you have ever studied Joyce, you know that his writings … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Bucket List?

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~Pablo Picasso As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. ~Zachary Scott To change one’s … Continue reading

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