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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 5: Thin people don't sit still.

by Luann Udell on 3/17/2018 5:15:29 AM

Success is in sharing that knowledge, that insight, that spiritual growth, your art, the work of your heart, with the world. [...]

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Compositional Patterns of Light and Dark, Part II

by S.C. Mummert on 3/16/2018 8:52:04 AM

Just as when we paint, there’s something about the reversed image a mirror provides us, that inexplicably reveals things we otherwise can’t see in our efforts. [...]

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Listening to the Voices in Your Head

by Eric Rhoads on 3/14/2018 9:16:33 AM

You have unbelievable gifts within you, things you don’t even know you have, that have been molded by the experiences in your life. Adversity may have been painful but it’s where many of our gifts come from. [...]

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Your Art Business Is Personal

by Lori Woodward on 3/13/2018 9:05:54 AM

Today, running a business is more personal than ever - Especially when your interests and art resonate with like-minded folks [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part Two: Where (Besides Colorado) Is Your Happy Place?

by Luann Udell on 3/10/2018 5:40:33 AM

The world is a big place, and there is a place for you in it, somewhere. [...]

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How to Handle an Art Sale that Doesn’t Work Out

by Jason Horejs on 3/9/2018 9:07:39 AM

Ultimately, I want my clients to buy art because they feel a powerful, emotional connection to the work. [...]

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The Dangers of Mentorship

by Clint Watson on 3/8/2018 9:44:12 AM

When you encounter problems, instead of immediately seeking help from a mentor, try to solve it your own way. There is something important, rewarding and fun about forcing yourself to explore unfamiliar areas yourself, alone with your wits, that leads to growth. [...]

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The Artist's Statement vs Biography

by Keith Bond on 3/7/2018 8:57:54 AM

Don’t confuse an artist’s statement with a biography. Many artists often combine the two into one document that lacks the intended focus. [...]

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Good Etiquette For Workshop Students

by Lori Woodward on 3/6/2018 9:17:57 AM

Essentially, you're there to listen, learn and make art... not to impress anyone. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part One: Where Is Your Happy Place?

by Luann Udell on 3/3/2018 5:30:42 AM

Another way artists can self-select for success is to try professional strategies that work for THEM that might not work for other artists--and vice versa. [...]

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Smart Art Marketing: Build Your Network

by Carolyn Edlund on 3/2/2018 9:15:51 AM

Want more fans and customers? Reach out and develop relationships with them. Two artists share strategies and results. [...]

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The Virtue of Quitting

by Clint Watson on 3/1/2018 9:41:22 AM

In fact, being willing to quit things is a virtue of sorts and can be an indicator of how creative and successful one becomes. [...]

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Being Deliberate

by Eric Rhoads on 2/28/2018 8:59:43 AM

What will you do this week to impart lessons to friends, family, and others, which are important for them to hear or experience? [...]

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Which Sales Venue Is Your Emotional Fit?

by Lori Woodward on 2/27/2018 9:23:49 AM

There are basically two kinds of artists when it comes to sales venues: Those who prefer to follow the well-trodden path that others have paved, and those who prefer to blaze their own trail. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 3 Thin People Don't Skip Meals

by Luann Udell on 2/24/2018 5:23:28 AM

Fill yourself with affirmations and resolutions. Nourish yourself with the knowledge that the world needs your art. [...]

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by Keith Bond on 2/23/2018 9:04:31 AM

There is something about seeing things in a different way that enables you to disconnect with your preconceived ideas. You can more clearly see reality. [...]

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How Often Should Artists Post On Instagram?

by Clint Watson on 2/22/2018 9:33:15 AM

There’s one truth I’ve learned in social media posting, email marketing, and, indeed, even in artwork sales. And that truth is this: more activity leads to more engagement. [...]

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How to Paint Anything!

by Zac Elletson on 2/21/2018 9:25:52 AM

This video is an introduction into understanding the fundamentals of painting and drawing from life. [...]

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Crafting Your Authentic Story

by Lori Woodward on 2/20/2018 9:44:48 AM

Your website is your personal representative who speaks 24/7 to an unlimited audience on your behalf. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 2 Thin People Have Thin Parents

by Luann Udell on 2/17/2018 5:18:49 AM

Successful artists surround themselves with a “family” of people who believe in what they do. [...]

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Compositional Patterns of Light and Dark, Part I

by S.C. Mummert on 2/16/2018 9:23:22 AM

Though I often to see loving attention paid to “line” in many of today’s compositions; I’m beginning to see far less weight these days given to a painting’s tonal patterns. [...]

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Is Social Media Becoming Less Effective? Here’s Your Solution

by Carolyn Edlund on 2/15/2018 9:38:44 AM

Is social media dead? No, far from it. But using social media to reach out to prospects is only one of many ways to market your art. [...]

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When Moments Matter

by Eric Rhoads on 2/14/2018 9:33:48 AM

If you had just one thing you needed to get done, needed to accomplish, and you had to get it done now, so you knew it would get done before your unexpected last breath, what would that one thing be? [...]

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Is Blogging Necessary For Artists?

by Lori Woodward on 2/13/2018 9:39:26 AM

Blogging is a chance to show people who you are in real time. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS no. 1: Put Yourself First

by Luann Udell on 2/10/2018 5:39:03 AM

Knowing when—and how—to say “no”, may be the biggest ‘secret’ to creating success for yourself with your art. [...]

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Myth #6: Following up with Clients Makes You a Pest

by Jason Horejs on 2/9/2018 9:20:01 AM

So what does it take to effectively follow up? There is a lot that goes into effective follow up, but today I’m going to suggest steps you can take to immediately begin improving your follow-up. [...]

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BoldBrush Origin Story

by Clint Watson on 2/8/2018 10:00:00 AM

Anything that impedes the process of sharing art with the world directly costs artists time and money. [...]

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How To Breakup With Your Photo Reference

by Kim VanDerHoek on 2/7/2018 9:14:33 AM

Remember, no one will see the reference you used when they view your painting. So get creative, don't be a slave to your reference, that's your job as an artist, to push beyond what is in front of you. Besides, you might be surprised by the results. [...]

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Optimizing Your Home Page For Engagement

by Lori Woodward on 2/6/2018 9:29:59 AM

Simply posting work online without providing a compelling reason for collectors to buy will not likely procure a sale [...]

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THIN SECRETS FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL: A Series of Small Strategies to Help You Get Big(ger)(ish)

by Luann Udell on 2/3/2018 5:25:59 AM

One thing that helps you achieve success is getting better at what you do. ​ [...]

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Art Doesn’t End At The Edge Of The Canvas

by Derek Sivers on 2/2/2018 9:26:09 AM

Marketing is the final extension of your art. [...]

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The Origin Story

by Clint Watson on 2/1/2018 10:15:30 AM

The best origin stories are told in a way that can become a myth. When that happens, they can almost be reduced to one or two sentences. [...]

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The Baby Steps to Giant Dreams

by Eric Rhoads on 1/31/2018 8:59:54 AM

Not only do I want you to live your passion, your dream, I want you to be ready to ride this coming big wave, and to be able to thrive when the wave ends and economic downturns occur. [...]

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Building a Following With Your Artist Website

by Lori Woodward on 1/30/2018 9:34:08 AM

The artist’s presence makes the experience of buying art more memorable. [...]

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SELLING YOUR WORK: What’s the Best Way to Sell?

by Luann Udell on 1/27/2018 7:37:20 AM

But in the end, it’s what works best for YOU. It’s what you have time for, and what you are willing to make time for. It’s what platforms have proved successful for YOU. It’s what works for you, and what’s not working for you. [...]

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Myth #5: Negotiation and Discounting Art Devalues it

by Jason Horejs on 1/26/2018 9:17:23 AM

Negotiation is a skill, and once you master it, you will see your sales increase substantially. When you successfully negotiate a sale, everyone wins. [...]

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The Crossroads

by Keith Bond on 1/24/2018 9:14:12 AM

There comes a time in your career where you reach the crossroads. You must make the decision of which road to take. [...]

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It’s OUR Turn To Be Ourselves

by Lori Woodward on 1/23/2018 9:32:49 AM

Most important, I need to stay true to myself where my art is concerned. I’ll strive to create the best work I possibly can, in a way that satisfies my own taste. [...]

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THIS IS MY STORY And I’m Sticking to It!

by Luann Udell on 1/20/2018 5:32:38 AM

I realized the power of my choice was, I can decide the story I tell. [...]

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When Time is Short and Inspiration is High

by Vianna Szabo on 1/19/2018 9:39:53 AM

Holidays are busy and studio time gives way to visiting and catching up with those I love. [...]

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