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. 

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Still Life Painting with a Baseball Theme

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I love art and baseball, and I finally got around to putting the two together in a still life painting. Painted during the summer, in a time when I was helping to coach my son’s pee wee league baseball team, I had plenty of inspiration and distraction. [Read more…]

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Oil Painting – 20 Great Art Quotes

Great Art Quotes can be more than  just a bunch of words on paper. They in and of themselves can teach.  They can give your artitude a boost when you may need it, and great art quotes can be, but are not necessarily from, the pens or the mouths of artists with a household name… [Read more…]

20 Art Marketing Tips for Selling More Art

This post on art marketing is the third of a three part series featuring information  learned from seminars I attended at the Oil Painters of America Annual Exhibition. The first post in the series featured two great artists and 20 great oil painting tips. The second post in the series featured Internet art marketing  strategies you can use. In this third post, I will present to you relevant art marketing strategies that are being used now…

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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…]

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20 things I learned in the Sign Business that helped my Art Business

As it turns out, the Art business has a few things in common with the sign business. Having spent many years in the sign business, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with hundreds of every day people on a custom sign just for them. I have also had the opportunity to do many commissioned paintings and murals, art shows, auctions, etc., and I’ve noticed a few things… [Read more…]

Drawing – 16 Great Art Quotes that Will Inspire You

Read any good art quotes lately? If you think about it, how many people in the world can draw really, really well? Not that many, all things considered. Sometimes we let the basics slip by the way side as we roll merrily on our  way. What is more basic than drawing for most artists?  Check out the following  art quotes and see if they don’t make you want to pick up a pencil or some charcoal… [Read more…]

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Have You Thought about Your Legacy?

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“Passing Place” copyright, Craig Shillam

Have you thought about your legacy? Do you care about your legacy? Should you care? Does it even matter?

You are probably leaving a legacy whether you have thought about it or not, whether you care or not. Whether you are a visual artist, blogger, sculptor, musician, animator, designer, sign artist, or a dogcatcher, you are going to leave a legacy. The question is what kind of legacy?

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10 Steps for Staying Relevant

Staying Relevant in you art and your business is important for you to think about in the fast paced world we live in today. When you and your work are relevant, you put yourself in a position to benefit and stay ahead of those who are not paying attention. [Read more…]

Create and Accomplish More by Knowing What to Ignore

You can be more creative, accomplish more, and enjoy life a whole lot more if you get good at knowing who and what to ignore. Knowing who and what to ignore comes with time and reflection for some, and out of necessity for others.

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