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Embrace The Nature Fix To Be Happier And More Creative

by John P. Weiss on 2/25/2017 11:47:58 AM

No wonder plein air painting, paint-outs, conventions and outdoor workshops have grown in popularity. Creative people have rediscovered all the healthy benefits in taking their paints outside. [...]

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Why Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

by John P. Weiss on 2/18/2017 10:51:32 AM

Congratulate your friends and fellow artists who succeed in areas you haven't. Let go of your ego, ask their advice and learn from their successes. [...]

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One Super Important Quality For Gallery Success

by John P. Weiss on 2/11/2017 10:48:22 AM

If you want to get into a great gallery, work on your consistency. Develop and hone a style that is immediately recognizable. One that collectors can count on. [...]

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13 Remarkable Quotes That Will Inspire Your Artwork

by John P. Weiss on 2/4/2017 12:08:19 PM

What's great about good quotes is that they make you think and reflect. They can also motivate you to grow. [...]

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Birds of a Feather

by John P. Weiss on 1/28/2017 10:41:51 AM

The seed of your next art work lies embedded in the imperfections of your current piece... [...]

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Minimalism And The Art Of Creative Success

by John P. Weiss on 1/21/2017 9:57:18 AM

In the end, consider using minimalism to help you. Strip away the superfluous from you life, if you can, and hone in on your art. Your one, main thing. [...]

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How To Defeat Creative Stagnancy And Grow

by John P. Weiss on 1/14/2017 1:22:41 PM

Remember, Rome was not built in a day. Renewing and reinventing yourself may take time. Be patient, stick to your habits and routine. [...]

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Finding Calm On The Seas Of Creativity

by John P. Weiss on 1/7/2017 12:00:13 PM

As the new year unfolds, rededicate yourself to producing the best art you can. Study, work hard, push yourself, but stay calm and have fun along the way. [...]

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The Gift Wrapper

by John P. Weiss on 12/24/2016 10:49:14 AM

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats... [...]

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Why People Pay Good Money To Brand Themselves

by John P. Weiss on 12/17/2016 12:27:08 PM

Art is in the eyes of the beholder.... [...]

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Washing Away The Dust Of Everyday Life

by John P. Weiss on 12/10/2016 10:43:45 AM

In artwork we see an effort to reveal beauty, hope and self expression from the deepest regions of our spirit. [...]

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You Only Get One Chance

by John P. Weiss on 12/3/2016 10:19:30 AM

12 artist website mistakes to avoid... [...]

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Sins of the Father

by John P. Weiss on 11/26/2016 11:13:51 AM

We are what we do. Not what we think, not what we say, not what we feel. We are what we do. [...]

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To Get Better, Pay Someone To Criticize You!

by John P. Weiss on 11/12/2016 9:40:53 AM

Embrace constructive criticism if you're serious about becoming a better you. It might mean paying someone to be honest, but consider it money well spent. [...]

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The Flower Thief

by John P. Weiss on 11/5/2016 10:27:44 AM

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them... [...]

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Why You Need To Harness This Contradictory Quality

by John P. Weiss on 10/29/2016 10:55:21 AM

Use a sliver of your ego to propel you forward and grow. Just don't become a complete servant to it. Harness your artistic ego, and watch your work blossom! [...]

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The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About Shortcuts

by John P. Weiss on 10/22/2016 9:54:13 AM

When we sidestep our deeper being and true artistic expression to fill a quota, meet a deadline or gallery preference, we betray our artistic soul. [...]

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This Much I Know Is True

by John P. Weiss on 10/15/2016 9:07:49 AM

So much of life is uncertain and hard. But this much I know is true: Art is the best of us. Art reveals our souls. Our deepest truths. It need not fetch fame or fortune to be true and authentic. [...]

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This Is How Abandoning The Herd Can Bring Success

by John P. Weiss on 10/8/2016 10:34:04 AM

Exceptional craftsmanship and exemplary art stands on its own. [...]

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This Is How Old Trees Speak To Us

by John P. Weiss on 10/1/2016 12:12:43 PM

You see, a good life is like a good painting. You have to smooth out some of those rough edges and be sure to have proper values. And to balance out the grayness, you need a little color, too. [...]

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How To Avoid The Renaissance Man Trap

by John P. Weiss on 9/24/2016 9:10:28 AM

There's no doubt that reading widely and acquiring diverse knowledge can broaden your perspectives, enrich your life and quite possibly improve your art. [...]

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How Your Heart Can Improve Your Art

by John P. Weiss on 9/17/2016 11:42:18 AM

Your heart can help your art. [...]

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To Improve Your Art, Ignore The Subplots

by John P. Weiss on 9/10/2016 12:39:44 PM

"You are the filter." Your uniqueness and individuality is what separates your portrayal of the scene from that of another painter. [...]

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Here's Why You Need To Slow Down

by John P. Weiss on 9/3/2016 11:26:36 AM

All you have to do is slow down with your artwork. Take a little more time to evaluate, study and adjust. [...]

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Why Your Passport Will Improve Your Art

by John P. Weiss on 8/27/2016 9:22:44 AM

New experiences stimulate our brains by creating new connections, insights and discoveries. For artists, visiting museums and doing master studies can help us grow. [...]

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Mantis Shrimp, Darkness And Creative Success

by John P. Weiss on 8/20/2016 9:51:12 AM

May you shed enough light to illuminate your creative journey, and find the attention and success your artwork deserves! [...]

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This Is Why Creativity Will Save The World

by John P. Weiss on 8/13/2016 1:08:17 PM

Art represents hope. And when we choose hope, anything is possible. [...]

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No, It's Not Too Late

by John P. Weiss on 7/30/2016 9:02:52 AM

We overlook the determined souls who overcome obstacles and whose stunning accomplishments arrive later in life... [...]

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This Is How Efficiency Improved My Life And Art

by John P. Weiss on 7/23/2016 9:13:35 AM

Creating awesome art, healthful living and personal happiness are all possible with a little effort. [...]

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How To Stand Out And Succeed With Your Artwork

by John P. Weiss on 7/16/2016 9:38:36 AM

To stand out and succeed with your artwork, embrace some exaggeration and tap your memory more. Both of these approaches will untether your unique and personalized artistic vision. [...]

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I Meet Dead People Every Day

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

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

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The Irish Gentleman

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

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

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How To Improve Your Art With Visual Intelligence

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

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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The Power of One

by John P. Weiss on 6/18/2016 11:00:13 AM

Don't ever forget the power of one to positively affect others. [...]

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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

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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How To Create Better Art By Channeling Your Sadness

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

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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Why Minimalism And Hope Make You Happy

by John P. Weiss on 5/28/2016 11:23:49 AM

Decluttering your home and areas of your life will go a long way to finding more happiness. Developing a more hopeful outlook will broaden your happiness. So why not empty that backpack and develop more hope? I'm sure it will improve both your art and life. [...]

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How To Get Unstuck When You Feel Like Quitting

by John P. Weiss on 5/21/2016 9:02:53 AM

Creative people have different disciplines and origins, but they share one important ingredient. Artistic passion. That fire inside of you that consumes a lot of your time, energy and dreams. [...]

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How Wasting Time Can Improve Your Art

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

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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The Treasure Map

by John P. Weiss on 5/7/2016 10:30:37 AM

"People always talk about finding themselves but what they should be doing is creating themselves. Experimenting, changing things up." [...]

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