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Meet my art business mentor…

How do you take your art, creative expertise, or teaching and show it to a lot more people? How do you attract an audience? In the beginning, I didn’t know. I had to ask a ton of questions to create a business centered upon my art. Most of...

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This will make your art irresistible

There is one vital ingredient in art that makes it super potent. I learned this many years ago when creating a poster for the Salvation Army. Here is what happened. Until that point, I never really paid attention to the degree of feeling and...

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This is the cheapest but best tool

I used to be addicted to buying art materials — especially the expensive ones. I was looking for the one tool or material that would suddenly make my art unique. Well, I never found that magic tool. Changing and improving my art was a slow process....

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Is Simplicity better than Complexity?

Which is better in Art? Simplicity or complexity? It seems lately simplicity is more popular. It took me a long, long time to find the answer. But I did, and today I will share my answer with you. I found out right as I was leaving art school. I...

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How To Love Doing Commissions

Do you want to do commissions? Or have you found them to be super difficult? Well, that was the case for me. Seriously, whenever I accepted a commission, I not only wouldn’t have fun, but I often did work I liked the least. Why? Well, it took...

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Why keep making Art if no one is buying?

Towards the end of my Father’s life, he lost his momentum to make his Art. I remember when he asked me, “Why keep making art if no one is buying?” It is a common question I hear other artists ask, but I never thought I would hear...

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The New World of Laurie Shapiro…

Art that I haven’t seen before moves me. Sometimes it is mine, but often it is someone else’s. Today I am excited to share the latter. Laurie Shapiro is a Los Angeles-based immersive installation artist. She is here today to give us a...

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This is kind of cool…

Lately, I have been playing around with applying paint on unstable ground. This approach ends up causing the paint to deteriorate a little, which for me, is fascinating. I thought it might be something you might want to try too. Look here Let us...

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One of these could change everything for you

Nobody makes the same Art. They also don’t make it the same way either. I love talking about helpful ideas that we can use to make our best Art. I call them Principles. Principles are ideas that you can customize for yourself. Today I want to...

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You + Art = Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I want to offer something positive, maybe even kind of loving, when it comes to thinking about your Art. When things get hard in my art practice, I remind myself of these three things. It always helps put me back...

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