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Why Comparison Is The Thief Of Joy

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

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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Finding Your Tribe

by Luann Udell on 2/16/2017 10:23:13 AM
45 Comments

Artists are people, too. [...]


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Finding Calm On The Seas Of Creativity

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

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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When There Are No Words

by Angela Bruskotter on 1/3/2017 10:30:32 AM
11 Comments

An artist communicates with their art.....It is a conversation without words, yet still clearly communicated, if done well. [...]


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Self-doubt and the Philosophies of Others

by David Hettinger on 12/29/2016 11:12:23 AM
8 Comments

When asking someone to review your work, know just what their philosophy is and make it clear to them what you want from your art. [...]


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What Sully (Captain Sullenberger) Can Teach Artists

by Sue Flanagan on 12/19/2016 10:06:35 AM
3 Comments

So, follow your passion, get the appropriate training and mentoring, evaluate your work regularly, and put in a lot of quality time. [...]


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Why People Pay Good Money To Brand Themselves

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

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
25 Comments

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


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Happy Thanksgiving - We Give Thanks for Artists

by Clint Watson on 11/23/2016 10:10:14 AM
14 Comments

Your work transcends your studio and speaks to the world, to humanity, to future generations. Your artwork moves our souls, brings us to laughter and to tears. [...]


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The Newlywed Game

by Luann Udell on 11/17/2016 10:04:07 AM
56 Comments

Our role as artists is even more important than ever...It's even more important to help others see the true beauty of this world. [...]


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Why You Need To Harness This Contradictory Quality

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

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 Psychology of Art Shows

by Carolyn Henderson on 10/17/2016 9:42:24 AM
12 Comments

If you've ever entered an art show, you know it's as much about psychology as it is about art. [...]


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Getting To Your Happy (Creative) Place

by Luann Udell on 10/6/2016 9:48:30 AM
26 Comments

In order to create something new, we have to be open to the beauty in front of us, open and receptive to everything life throws at us. [...]


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What to Do When You Are Assaulted by an Inspirational Story

by Carolyn Henderson on 10/3/2016 1:07:07 PM
7 Comments

It's because there is good in the world ? and artists know this ? that we identify the lies that obscure the truth. [...]


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Dark Night of The Soul

by Pamela Beer on 9/28/2016 10:11:48 AM
17 Comments

It's different for every artist and here's my personal reflective for dark night of my soul. [...]


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Selfish? You Bet.

by David Hettinger on 9/26/2016 10:00:22 AM
3 Comments

Painting is making a connection with someone or something. Painting is more than picture making for me. [...]


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How Your Heart Can Improve Your Art

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

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


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Here's Why You Need To Slow Down

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

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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King of Cool

by Mark Brockman on 8/15/2016 9:28:32 AM
14 Comments

Just as we artists can make the choice to make what we do hard or easy. It's our choice. [...]


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This Is Why Creativity Will Save The World

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

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


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Answering Your Artistic Soul

by Sandy Askey-Adams on 8/1/2016 9:31:04 AM
8 Comments

The artist interprets and depicts the world as he or she sees it, feels it, and knows it to be. [...]


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Half-Mast

by Pamela Beer on 7/21/2016 9:31:49 AM
18 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm a Pusher

by Kelly Sullivan on 5/31/2016 9:41:12 AM
11 Comments

We, as artists, are pushers of the best and the cheapest drugs in the world, and the high we are addicted to is wonder. [...]


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Variety and Experimentation: It's What Art, and Life, Are All About

by Carolyn Henderson on 5/30/2016 8:53:51 AM
9 Comments

In retrospect, what you produce from your experimentation may not be a failure of the magnitude you thought it would be, because in the process of going about things a different way, you have made a small step in changing the way you think: when you go back to the medium and style in which you are comfortable, you won't be doing so as the exact same person. [...]


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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
21 Comments

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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The Treasure Map

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

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


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My Three Cats and the Real Artist

by Luann Udell on 5/5/2016 9:09:48 AM
34 Comments

I may not like you, and/or I may not like your art. I may not like your medium, or your process. But if you are doing your best to make your art - If all you do is make the world a better place for even one person - Then you, and your art, have a place in the world. And you are a ?good enough' artist for me. [...]


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Myths That Hold Us Back

by Carolyn Henderson on 5/2/2016 8:11:21 AM
10 Comments

The reason it's important to dispel myths -- not only those we face as artists but in all areas of our lives -- is because we will look for results based upon our belief in the truth of what we're told. If what we're told is a myth, then there's no reason to waste time chasing it, expecting success from an area, or a method, that is not designed to give it. [...]


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If You Want to be an Artist, Understand Loneliness

by John P. Weiss on 4/30/2016 9:39:55 AM
47 Comments

Late nights of sustained creation. Early morning epiphanies. Private frustrations and repetitive rituals. Long stretches of weekends and canvas time where you are deep in the thick of it. Navigating the whispers of inspiration, personal expression and tortured execution. This is a big part of what it means to be an artist. [...]


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Behind the Biggest Question of Them All

by Luann Udell on 4/21/2016 9:25:21 AM
3 Comments

AND, one of our roles, as artists, is to advocate for the power that art has in our lives, over mass-produced tchotchkes and mass-produced reproductions. To stress why real art is important, especially with new collectors. To share how timeless it is, not only through our history, but is long-lasting appeal. [...]


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100 Ways to be a Successful Artist

by Mark Brockman on 4/20/2016 9:26:07 AM
5 Comments

So think about what it is you really want from your artistic endeavors. Recognition, awards or money. You decide and get to work. Because it is the work, the doing that helps you improve your art, the thinking, the dreaming that helps you head in the direction you want to head. [...]


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My Art Means Something. Period.

by Carolyn Henderson on 4/18/2016 9:29:28 AM
21 Comments

My art means something. Period. So does yours. [...]


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