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Personal Success – Six Steps to Get What You Want

  Whether it's success in art, business, relationships, athletics or horse shoes, one of the most basic things you need to do is decide what you want. What do you want? Ask yourself that one question over and over again until you get an honest answer. For some people it will be easy. Others are going to struggle because they are either not sure what they want, or they want the moon  served … [Read More...]

Why Should Anyone Buy Original Art?

Why should you or I buy original art? Certainly we all could buy a cheap poster to hang on our wall, or a mass-produced figurine to sit on the end table. Many people do the aforementioned and are quite content. But for those of you who do buy or are thinking of buying original art, there are a host of reasons to feel good about it... … [Read More...]

Use the 80/20 Rule to Your Advantage

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? Do you pay attention to this rule in your own life? It's nothing new, but it's time for me to revisit and re-commit to this concept, and use it to my advantage. I want to make sure I am being as smart and productive as possible... … [Read More...]

Dorothea Lange – As Real as it Gets

Much has been written about American photographer Dorothea Lange, and rightfully so. There are several books that have been published chronicling her life and incredible photographs. This article is for those of you who never get tired of looking at remarkable art and photos, and for those like myself, who are fairly new to the Dorothea Lange fan club. … [Read More...]

10 tips for Making an Impact in Life & Art

Let's face it, making an impact in a fast paced, highlight saturated world is a challenge, to say the least. But there are people every day making an impact, so why not you? If you want to make a difference in your world, you can, but it's probably not gonna happen just by pure luck.  … [Read More...]

Better Paintings – 20 Great Oil Painting Tips

Having recently attended the Oil Painters of America 20th Annual Exhibition, I came away with some great oil painting tips I would like to share with you. Some you may already be aware of, and some might be new to you. But if there is just one good tip here that you can use, it's worth reading on... … [Read More...]

You Define Your Own Success

How do you define success? Have you given yourself your own definition, or do you let people define your success for you? As a creative person, whether you think you are successful or not, whether you are younger or older, whatever creative field you are in, it is up to you to go for your own dreams and define you own success. Other people will try to define you and put you in a box that fits … [Read More...]

How to Start a Conversation with Anyone and Know What to Say

You may be the most creative person or artist in the world, but are you good at starting and carrying on a conversation? You could be, and this skill can be a very good asset to you... … [Read More...]