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To Frame or Not To Frame

To frame or not to frameA debate on whether to frame or not to frame paintings has been going on for quite some time now.  While most enthusiasts perceive that frames make paintings look more professional and finished and increase their value, others doubt and say they are not always the best option.

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What I Love About the Art I Do

What I love about the art I do

For this blog, it’s more personal, about my passion for art and what I love about my art and what I do.   Sharing a little of the personal me.   : )

 

 

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Favourite Social Networks to Promote Your Art

If there is one platform that has taken the world in a storm, it is social media.  Right now, everything you could ever imagine can be found in social media and online.  Social networking has become the norm especially in upholding business and selling.  It has remarkably taken over the marketing and promotion industries.

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Time Mastery for the Artist

Time Mastery for the ArtistAs both an artist and business coach, time mastery is close to my heart.  Time mastery for the artist is very important.  As a multiple business owner, I grew businesses, wrote books (number six has just been published), raised a family and painted.  Anyone who knows me is constantly saying “how the heck do you do it all?”.  So I thought for you, if you need to get art production on task, then here are my tips:

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15 Ways to Avoid Artist’s Block or Creative Block

15 ways to avoid artist block or creative block

Artist’s block or creative block really is no different from writer’s block. As an author of six business books, the same principles that I opted there work also with art and creativity.

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Getting Ready to Be Artistic

 

Getting Ready to be artisticAs an artist, I am sometimes asked about how I get started, create my creative environment or even just ‘getting stuff done’ and be artistic.  Here are my thoughts and shares on the subject:

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Top Art Themes and Subjects That Sell to Hotels

Pink ForestMany hotels recognise that their visitors are not just looking for a comfy bed, good service and correctly priced room – their stay involves the whole experience.  For this reason, the ambience of the hotel, and the décor and artwork on the walls (or displayed in other ways) is also relevant.   Some hotels boast artwork that most galleries would be proud to host.   They want the experience of their clientele and visitors to be one which is exceptional – meeting the need of all our senses.   I’ve had the pleasure of staying in hotels where the towels were wonderfully soft, the hallways smelt lovely (not dank, musty or disgusting) and have seen the most wonderful décor and art pieces both in the rooms but also in the foyer and hallways.

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10 Things to Do When You Get a Painting or Wall Art

10 Things to Do When You Get a Painting or Wall ArtIt is not a secret how art can pull a space together. Even though there is complexity in its manner of display, having even a single form of art in any space can completely transform a room into a liberty of expression and style. Paintings, sculptures, wall art and any other form of art do not simply stand as a piece of ornament. It is a thing that portrays an element of the owner or an idea to promote a sense of taste and profundity.

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How Colours Affect Our Moods and Feelings

Can colours affect our moods and feelings?how colours affect your mood and feelings

Research shows that it, in fact, can affect a person’s mood.  Many reasons have been proposed as to why and how colours affect our moods.  We react differently to different colours, without even realizing it.  This reaction is known to be innate – built-in within each one of us, and not something that is done wishfully or in complete consciousness.  For instance, looking at anything in the colour red causes your heartbeat to increase.  This is because it is a stimulating colour.

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Art to Lift Your Emotional Wellbeing

Artwork 2 Love Breezy BloomsNowadays stress, anxiety and depression have become more common than ever. People take more stress in almost every aspect of their life from the littlest things, this could be work stress, family stress, financial stress and the list just don’t end. Although it may sound funny, art is, in fact, a great way to reduce stress and relax your brain. Art is known to be a great stress relief tool, not just for someone who is good at art but also for people who are not that very artistic.

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