Creating Art – Sometimes it’s Roses, Sometimes it’s Weeds

 

Creating Art  - Sometimes its roses and sometimes its weedsCreating Art can be one of the greatest sources of satisfaction life has to offer. It can also cause the exact opposite. When I am creating art, whether it be drawing or painting, or writing for that matter, sometimes it’s a rose, and sometimes it’s a weed and just doesn’t turn out the way I envision it. What about you? Don’t let the weeds you have to walk through stand between you and the scent of a rose…

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4 Smart Life Lessons from…an Ant?

Life lessons come in all shapes and sizes. Some life lessons are invaluable, well-earned and never forgotten. Other life lessons are simply passed down from our parents or other family members. Sometimes life lessons can be pretty damn funny at someone else’s expense. I bet you never thought you could learn any life lessons from an ant, did you? The next time you see an ant, think about this…

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Five Facebook Stats That Really Matter for Artists

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Every so often someone throws a few Facebook stats out there and exclaims how Facebook is “taking over the world.” Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. The Facebook statistics are staggering however, and it’s up to each artist to decide if Facebook is a marketing platform or a social tool, or both. Either way is fine, but some Facebook stats are more important than others when it comes to marketing your art…  [Read more…]

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7 Ways to Earn Money when Art Sales are Slow & You Need Cash

I am writing this article after having a recent conversation about art sales with an artist whose work I really like. I have seen this artist at shows, he’s been around for years and years, and I think his work is fantastic…but after I was done talking with him I felt a little depressed…

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As an Artist, You Must Never, Ever, Be This

As an artist you can and must do many things. First, you create  your art, whatever it may be. Then you have to show your work, market it, talk about it, plan events, enter shows, photograph it, and take care of your website. After all that, you need to make a few bucks from your efforts so you can do it all over again. But as an artist and creative person, there is one thing you must never do or be…

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West Coast Road Trip Day 2 – South on 101 along the Oregon Coast

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This is the second post in a series chronicling a 1700 mile west coast road trip from Spokane, Wa., to Southern California. Click on the link if you would like to read about day one.  Day two of our West Coast Road Trip finds us waking early in Lincoln City, Oregon, going to the local Grocery store for some fresh fruit around 7 am, and getting on highway 101 South towards Crescent City, CA, our destination for this day…

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West Coast Road Trip – 1700 Miles of American Grandeur

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Having just completed a fantastic west coast road trip from Spokane, Wa., to Southern California, I thought I would share some of the highlights (and there were many) from a west coast road trip that covered small towns, big cities, mountains, beaches, wildlife, forests, deserts, rivers, the windiest road I have ever been on in my life, some 1700 miles, and 3 wrong turns…

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Steve Jobs – Stay Hungry & Stay Foolish, Stanford 2005 Revisited

It goes without saying that Steve Jobs is one of the most influential people in the world, and has been for some time. When I heard a successful investor talking on the radio about getting inspiration from a commencement address that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford a while back, I had to check it out… [Read more…]

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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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Personal Success – Win by Never Losing Big

There are many tasks that one must do on the road to personal and creative success. This article is about none of those things. [Read more…]