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Half-Mast

by Pamela Beer on 7/21/2016 9:31:49 AM
17 Comments

Behind the temporal world, lies art, a truth maker, a magnifying glass or a tool to help us zero in on our own humanness. Making visual art is silent, yet it speaks volumes to those who are “listening.” [...]


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Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

by Sharon Weaver on 7/20/2016 9:18:29 AM
16 Comments

The lesson is that resilience, strength, joy and love can carry the day. [...]


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What I Like About Being An Artist

by Ginger Whellock on 7/19/2016 9:50:07 AM
18 Comments

Art can reveal our social attitudes that can build prejudices and rejection of something different. Art can also build the bridges we need to overcome our differences. [...]


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Learning to Fly Part 4: Trust Your Instruments

by Luann Udell on 7/14/2016 9:39:39 AM
9 Comments

Check, and recheck your assumptions, constantly. [...]


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When The Thread Snapped Yesterday...

by Jaquita Ball on 7/13/2016 9:20:50 AM
9 Comments

So when artists seem distracted or irritated and probably a little short, it's because we had to detach from that life giving thread and return to the real world. And that snap of breaking thread actually hurts. [...]


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Be Human

by Clint Watson on 7/12/2016 9:36:53 AM
9 Comments

If you're not selling well in the internet era, what you may have forgotten is the human element. To sell is human. The internet didn't change that...not in art marketing. [...]


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I Meet Dead People Every Day

by John P. Weiss on 7/9/2016 8:24:52 AM
24 Comments

Remembering to not make it about me. Make it about others. Create art to bring joy to others... [...]


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Life Lessons From My Best Friend, Art: You Are Not Broken

by Linda Fabry on 7/8/2016 9:28:51 AM
3 Comments

So don't worry when you fall down- you now have a new perspective. And those parts you thought were "broken", they're like pieces of chalk pastel- they diversify your creative toolbox. [...]


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Leaving A Legacy

by Angela Bruskotter on 7/7/2016 9:46:34 AM
3 Comments

I paint to leave my legacy, including that of my ancestors, to say the things that are my own. I hope they may evoke memories of your own traditions and the legacy left to you by your family. [...]


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Am I Ready To Be A Professional Artist? (Part 1)

by Zachery Elletson on 7/6/2016 9:46:21 AM
2 Comments

The only way to reach your goals is to consistently put in the work; don't give up what you want most for what you want right now. [...]


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Art Is Even In Your Latte

by Elizabeth B. Tucker on 7/5/2016 10:32:04 AM
11 Comments

Art (and music as well) teaches us to not only look but to see. It gives us permission, in fact forces us, to see things from more than one view point. It allows for multiple mistakes and encourages multiple corrections. [...]


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Why Do You Paint?

by Susan L. Vignola, PhD on 7/4/2016 9:59:51 AM
17 Comments

Whether you are painting for someone else or just for yourself, love the process. Let it engage you. [...]


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The Irish Gentleman

by John P. Weiss on 7/2/2016 9:59:43 AM
30 Comments

“Listen to your heart, my dear. Even the wee ones here will tell you. Reconnect to the things that matter... [...]


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Always Have Work on Stand By-- Be Prolific

by Sandy Askey-Adams on 7/1/2016 8:34:33 AM
9 Comments

If you are an artist, being prolific and having work ready to go is part of your professional profile. It is your life-style. [...]


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Learning to Fly Part 3: What Rudyard Kipling Said

by Luann Udell on 6/30/2016 10:19:16 AM
13 Comments

Create the work YOU care about, right now. Do better, and be better, as possible. Leave as little as possible in regret. And grow as much joy as you can, today, with your art. [...]


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Top 5 Things to Inspire More Creativity for The Artist Within

by Faye Mylen on 6/29/2016 9:03:53 AM
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While some days inspiration may come easily, I still must always keep a focus on feeding my creativity, because there will be days that inspiration is lacking and therefore my imagination feels stale. [...]


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On the Go

by Donald Fox on 6/28/2016 9:09:41 AM
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Focus is necessary in order to make good work and to do all the necessary things to take care of business. [...]


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How To Improve Your Art With Visual Intelligence

by John P. Weiss on 6/25/2016 10:40:26 AM
18 Comments

All you have to do is slow down, start paying closer attention, and train yourself to absorb more of the world around you. [...]


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For the Pleasure of Singing

by Mark Brockman on 6/22/2016 9:19:05 AM
7 Comments

The reason I do what I do, paint, I realized is for the shear joy, the excitement, the pleasure of manipulating the medium I am working in. [...]


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When the Teacher Becomes the Student

by Deb Komitor on 6/21/2016 9:20:37 AM
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It takes a village to raise an artist. [...]


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The "Gritty" Artist

by Edy Stoughton on 6/20/2016 9:27:58 AM
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It's exhilarating to go through the process of problem solving when things aren't going well, coming up with creative alternatives to what isn't working and conceptualizing things in a different way to achieve a better result... [...]


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The Power of One

by John P. Weiss on 6/18/2016 11:00:13 AM
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Don’t ever forget the power of one to positively affect others. [...]


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Romance and Art

by Sandra L. Strohschein on 6/17/2016 9:49:12 AM
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When you become emotionally connected to your art then you will begin to produce work that is truly engaging with the viewer. [...]


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Learning To Fly Part 2: Who Is Your Co-Pilot?

by Luann Udell on 6/16/2016 9:02:21 AM
5 Comments

Finding the best people who support you in your art-making. [...]


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The Two People Inside an Artist's Head

by Pamela K. Beer on 6/15/2016 9:42:46 AM
16 Comments

These two parts of me are learning to work together, but I know it’s a long road. [...]


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Time and Pressure

by Karen Burnette Garner on 6/14/2016 9:33:33 AM
6 Comments

We are wise to keep this in mind when external (or internal) pressures mount. Art is not only a self-expression, it is a self-preservation. [...]


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Only I Can Determine If I Am Prostituting Myself

by Carolyn Henderson on 6/13/2016 9:06:54 AM
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Determining whether or not we are “prostituting ourselves” -- in our art, or in our lives -- is very much a personal and private conversation, highly dependent upon the yard stick we use to determine our moral choices. We must be careful in allowing others to bring in different systems of measurement and insisting that we use them. [...]


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Why These Five Blackbelt Qualities Will Make You A Better Artist

by John P. Weiss on 6/11/2016 9:41:07 AM
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The artists who adopt the blackbelt attitude of an indomitable spirit are the ones who stand the best chance of success. [...]


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Express Your Fire

by Ruthie Briggs-Greenberg on 6/10/2016 9:10:54 AM
5 Comments

If you once painted, or wrote, or played music, and stopped, and because you stopped, you stopped connecting to the other creatives who paint and write and play music, connect again. Reach for a match. Express your fire. [...]


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A "Can Do" Spirit Creates More Opportunities

by Sandy Askey-Adams on 6/9/2016 9:35:05 AM
12 Comments

Your reason for being an artist is to share with others your interpretation of your experience and whatever inspired you. To give the viewer another view of the world. [...]


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First Marks

by Donald Fox on 6/6/2016 9:30:47 AM
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Somewhere in our ancient past is that individual who first recognized possibility and then created the first drawing or the first painting that eventually led us down the path of art. [...]


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How To Create Better Art By Channeling Your Sadness

by John P. Weiss on 6/4/2016 11:23:25 AM
14 Comments

In a broken world where there is so much suffering, war and despair, thank God there are artists. To remind us that the other side of all that ugliness is beauty and hope. [...]


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THE WHY OF AN ARTIST

by Angela Bruskotter on 6/3/2016 9:22:22 AM
9 Comments

Talented artists learn and hone their technical skills – bringing expertise to their art. [...]


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LEARNING TO FLY Part 1: The Checklist

by Luann Udell on 6/2/2016 9:08:14 AM
11 Comments

Get to your studio every day (or whatever is manageable for you, of course.) Get your hands dirty in your studio every time: Make something, anything that gets you to your happy artist place. Is your workspace ready for you to work? [...]


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FROM FEAR TO SERENITY

by Mary Frances Millet on 6/1/2016 9:18:43 AM
21 Comments

It's been a few months into my journey into entrepreneurship and I am proud to say my panic attacks have gone from call-an-ambulance-because-I'm-having-a-heart-attack to a fluttering every once in a while. I still get the urge to apply for a job that I think sounds interesting "just in case" it doesn't work out. But I lie down until the feeling goes away. [...]


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PAY ATTENTION!

by FineArtViews on 5/27/2016 11:21:15 AM
8 Comments

Painting, like driving, demands constant vigilance. You want technique to get in your way and cause you to have an artistic accident, you want the painting to look cool but say nothing? Then stop paying attention. [...]


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Lost and Found Edges and Lost Art Supplies

by Judy Ballance on 5/26/2016 9:41:45 AM
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Losing edges and linking shapes are powerful tools and important in designing a composition. You can change your paintings to your own unique expression just by handling the edges differently. And, what might have been a mediocre painting will become exciting. [...]


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It's A Good Time To Be An Artist - Here's Why...

by Robin Hiers on 5/24/2016 10:43:38 AM
5 Comments

We live in a very stressful, scary, unsafe time right now. Artists are here on earth to heal the soul - do your part by spreading your art to as many people as you can. [...] [...]


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Do It Right

by Donald Fox on 5/23/2016 9:45:41 AM
9 Comments

Creative thinking requires its own kind of discipline that, for the artist, typically comes from long experience and practice. [...]


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How Wasting Time Can Improve Your Art

by John P. Weiss on 5/14/2016 10:17:47 AM
19 Comments

So go for it. Waste a little time now and then. The work will be here for you when you get back. Indulge your curiosities and settle into the moment more. Drift a bit and see where the breeze takes you. Such voyages through unscripted time invite the collision of ideas, epiphanies and breakthroughs that will improve your art, work and life. [...]


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