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The Life of Art, Series # 6

by John P. Weiss on 8/13/2017 7:49:03 AM
28 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 5

by John P. Weiss on 8/6/2017 7:46:52 AM
13 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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What Does Inspiration Feel Like?

by Carolyn Henderson on 8/4/2017 9:46:26 AM
7 Comments

Inspiration. It’s what makes the difference between a response of, “Hmmmph,” and “WOW,” and while different people react to a work in individual ways, there is a reality to inspiration that cannot be denied. When the creator of the work has invested time, thought, skill, feeling, and soul into a piece, the result comes across in a manner not duplicated when the creator was in a hurry, unskilled, uninvolved, passionless, and just out to get the thing made to turn a buck. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 4

by John P. Weiss on 7/30/2017 8:59:03 AM
40 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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Superlative

by Donald Fox on 7/26/2017 10:02:47 AM
17 Comments

When I think about art, which for me is all the time, I do make assessments; I attempt to evaluate the art of others and that of my own. Other art I want to appreciate for what it is and for what it may say. My art I want to evaluate in order to expand and improve. [...]


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Creating Upon Demand: Sidestepping the Pitfalls

by Carolyn Henderson on 7/24/2017 10:34:21 AM
8 Comments

The rest rejuvenates the soul - where the Muse resides. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 3

by John P. Weiss on 7/23/2017 9:10:13 AM
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Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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The Life of Art, Series # 2

by John P. Weiss on 7/16/2017 5:30:33 AM
10 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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What About Discouragement and Despair?

by Carolyn Henderson on 7/10/2017 9:49:04 AM
10 Comments

And in today’s art, economic, and social environment, being an artist is pretty challenging. [...]


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The Life of Art

by John P. Weiss on 7/9/2017 6:38:07 AM
41 Comments

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: And Lovers Gonna Love

by Luann Udell on 7/8/2017 5:55:20 AM
23 Comments

Don’t slam the door on those who truly want to connect (in a good way.) [...]


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Introducing The Life of Art by John P. Weiss

by FineArtViews on 7/2/2017 5:58:27 AM
52 Comments

This new cartoon series is called The Life of Art and will begin appearing every Sunday in Fine Art Views. [...]


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HATERS GONNA HATE: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

by Luann Udell on 7/1/2017 5:46:19 AM
24 Comments

Art does not speak for itself. We speak for our art. We artists tend to believe that what we create should be obvious to others. [...]


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Making The Bed

by Luann Udell on 5/19/2017 10:20:11 PM
27 Comments

It’s about the story we choose to tell, and how we make our art reflect that story. [...]


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This Is Why Elegance Trumps Winning

by John P. Weiss on 4/29/2017 11:37:00 AM
32 Comments

Artists have a unique ability to touch others through their work. By creating and sharing beauty, artists reach people on an emotional level. [...]


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This Is Why Art Will Never Let You Down

by John P. Weiss on 4/15/2017 11:03:42 AM
11 Comments

...I realize just how special it is to be an artist. To be blessed with the fire of creativity in our hearts. It is a gift that stays with us, like a loyal companion, to the very end. [...]


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If You Want To Be A Full Time Artist, Read This

by John P. Weiss on 4/8/2017 10:08:40 AM
21 Comments

If you create art, then you’re an artist. For some, it’s a calling so deep they have to dive in full-time. If so, do it with your eyes wide open. For others, they dance with the muse while caring for their family or holding down a day job. [...]


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The Social Media Mound

by Crystal Rassi on 4/6/2017 9:56:28 AM
18 Comments

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest etc., aren’t just media to help you sell your work and become successful, they are connections to the rest of the world where you can make a positive impact with positive conversation and positive visualization. [...]


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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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The Descriptive Snob

by Dianna Cates Dunn on 2/14/2017 10:29:00 AM
24 Comments

Getting our audiences to engage with and relate to our art is paramount, not only for our own survival and success as artists but, for our entire reason for being artists in the first place! [...]


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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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Art Does Not Speak for Itself

by Jerry Hardesty on 1/2/2017 10:56:41 AM
19 Comments

As artists, how can we prepare ourselves to write and talk about our work? [...]


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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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The Flower Thief

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

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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Mere Shadows of Halloween, Art and Gentlemen

by Clint Watson on 10/31/2016 9:23:31 AM
21 Comments

So while the rest of the world is content with a simple "Happy Halloween", we present you with our following commentary on Halloween, Gentlemen and Art... [...]


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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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Re-Imagining

by Edy Stoughton on 8/31/2016 9:52:32 AM
2 Comments

Creating art has changed my perspective, challenged me, led to new friends and experiences, and opened up whole new worlds of possibilities. [...]


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The Why, Which, Who, When, Where, What, and How of Fine Art Shows

by Judy Ballance on 8/16/2016 9:35:51 AM
9 Comments

No matter what happens, never give up creating art, or entering competitions. It really is subjective and art that didn’t get into one show might win an award in another. [...]


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This Is Why Creativity Will Save The World

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

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


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The Universality of Mankind

by Jessica Henry on 8/3/2016 9:27:58 AM
5 Comments

As we look out into the world of chaos and fear, I am reminded of the universality of mankind. [...]


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The Gallery Merry Go Round

by Roberta Murray on 8/2/2016 9:43:45 AM
4 Comments

So if an artist needs to be well established and 'known' with existing galleries in place before they can get into a gallery, how are they supposed to get there? [...]


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Am I Doomed to Fail Because I’m Different?

by Carolyn Henderson on 7/26/2016 9:03:20 AM
17 Comments

It is more likely that you are doomed to fail when you follow loudly proclaimed advice that has no meaningful basis of proof that it is true. [...]


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Act Like a Professional, Part 1

by Sonja Caywood on 7/22/2016 9:10:19 AM
5 Comments

By presenting ourselves in a more professional manner, we artists can improve the way our work is perceived and received by galleries and clients alike. [...]


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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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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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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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Only I Can Determine If I Am Prostituting Myself

by Carolyn Henderson on 6/13/2016 9:06:54 AM
13 Comments

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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CUTE SHIRT!: What to Say When You Don’t Like the Work

by Luann Udell on 5/19/2016 9:37:10 AM
15 Comments

Kindness—and the benefit of the doubt—goes a long way with your peers and in your career. [...]


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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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