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The Life of Art, Series #63

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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Luann Udell discusses the benefits of doing art from the heart

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #2 Do What You Love!

When we do the work of our heart, it’s easier to get to the studio! [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the best way to grow your business

Mining Old Gold: The BEST Way to Sell More Artwork

The best way to grow your business is from your real most valuable asset: your existing customers. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses the importance of practice, study, and discipline

Practice Your Art

Neither musicians nor athletes perform without a lot of practice. In most cases more time is spent practicing than performing. Yet, many visual artists think that once they reach the professional level, they no longer need practice. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #62

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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Luann Udell shares tips on how tiny actions can lead to big accomplishments

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #1: Put on Your Gym Shoes!

Micro-steps are TINY actions that can help us overcome BIG mental obstacles. [...]

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Don't miss Eric Rhoads inspiring column on not giving power to the wrong thoughts

A Tale of Two Mindsets

Today is a good day to have a chat with yourself about what you believe and how you want to change your story. I can tell you that if you repeat your new story enough, your old story will fade. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses the benefits of building up other artists

Good Karma

And I find that there is good karma when you talk up another artist’s work and help collectors decide to purchase it. It usually comes back around in one way or another. It isn’t always right away. But it does come back around. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #61

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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Keith Bond discusses the importance of how to strive for style naturally

Strive to Not Have a Style

According to him, it is critical to develop a personal style, but it is equally critical that it isn’t forced. Experimentation and exploration of a variety of styles, media, motifs, etc. are important. In the process, a personal style will eventually emerge. Let it emerge, don’t resist it. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #60

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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Don't miss Luann Udell's inspiring words.

LIFE, DEATH, FAME, FORTUNE, AND ART: What's In It For YOU?

It’s the little things that matter, and the story. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the impact painting in nature can have on you

Nature Calling

Soon your summer will come to an end. Schools are starting, vacations are ending, and time alone with nature often becomes less easy to find. If there is time, give yourself this gift of one spot, breathing the air, smelling the scent of pines, and staring into the rich colors of nature. It will feed your soul. [...]

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Keith Bond discusses how spending time on a regular basis on any task can be much more effective

Weed the Garden

In your art business, there are many weeds that are preventing you from being your most productive. Spending time on a regular basis to keep them in check will do far more than a less frequent weeding blitz. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #59

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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Luann Udell shares ideas for finding your tribe.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #11 : Find Your Peeps!

Ideas for ways to find your tribe. [...]

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Clint Watson shares how professionals deal with criticism and complaints

Professional Pain

Professionals process the pain of criticism and complaints into positive outcomes. [...]

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Lori Woodward shares the importance of keeping the faith throughout your art career.

Of Fear and Faith

When you're flying high, keep in mind that things can change, and when you're feeling low, keep the faith. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #58

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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Clint Watson shares the importance of sharing your art with the world.

Make Your Dent

Your art would be missed if you stopped doing what you're doing. Even if you only have one customer, remember: It makes a difference to that one. [...]

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Don't miss Dave Geada's interview with talented Artist: Kyle Ma

Artist Spotlight - Kyle Ma

Without my skills I may have great ideas, but no way to share them. Modern art people say technique hurts our creativity, but I say the opposite. Learning these skills frees us. It’s like that saying “learn the rules and then break them”. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares the importance of working toward being the best of the best...

You Can Strive to Be the World’s Best

What have you always wanted to learn? What are you doing where you can see yourself working toward being the best of the best? [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #57

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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Luann Udell shares the last question in the series "The Four Questions"

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #9: "What Support Do You Need?"

Go ahead, ask for help. It’s what tribes are for! [...]

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Aaron Westerberg in his studio

Mastery Before Marketing

A rule of thumb for building a successful art business: "Mastery before Marketing." [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #56

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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Luann Udell shares how to use rejection to move forward

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #8: Where Does It Get Hard?

Often our biggest obstacle in our art biz and life is….ourselves! [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on how to better accomplish your goals

The Last Sunday in July

What is your destination? What is your top priority? [...]

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Lori Woodward shares a painting tool that can guide the viewer to different areas of your painting.

Setting The Stage With A Dark Foreground

This tool, "the door jamb" causes the viewer to gaze around or over the area at the side or bottom of the painting and into lighter elements in the distance. [...]

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Keith Bond shares how creating instead of replicating can help improve your artwork

Replicating vs. Creating

Allowing your memory to distill the information is a powerful tool. It frees an artist from replicating, and allows an artist to orchestrate and rearrange. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #55

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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Luann Udell discusses how one step can get you one step closer to your art journey

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #7: What Is Your Next Step?

Trite, but true: Every journey begins with a single step. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #54

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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"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." (From The Lorax.)

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #6: The First Question: “What is your greatest vision for your art?”

Protect your creative vision, your dreams. Protect your creative space. USE this particular sacred, creative, protected space to grow, as an artist. [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his inspirational thoughts on making hard changes.

When Change Is Hard But Good

Though I hope you’re not stuck, it might be worth asking yourself if you are and what you could do to get you into a better place. Today is as good as any to think about it. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #53

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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Don't miss Luann Udell's next topic "Rules" in her series, "The Four Questions".

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #5: The Rules

Take the opportunity to learn from someone else’s experience, their assumptions, and their mistakes--and discover their insights and solutions! [...]

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Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on helping to change the world

The First Step to Changing the World

I could tell more stories, but the point is that interests and passion drove my actions. Though I had some self-doubt and fear about whether I could get these things done, my passion overcame my fear. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #52

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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Don't miss Luann Udell's next topic "Roles" in her series, "The Four Questions".

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #4: The Roles

The greatest gift you can give a woman is to LISTEN to her! [...]

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