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Being An Artist Shouldn’t Mean Always Being Alone

WavescapeOften those who are artists are quite happy with their own company and that’s perfectly fine.  We have our art, our own company and our creations … but sometimes we need more.  However, for some, we can feel a little lonely or isolated and there are definitely benefits to hanging out with other artists.

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What Does Art Mean To Me?

Art means different things to different people.  For me art means a few things:what does art mean to me

It’s imperfect.  In fact, in my view, it should not be perfect.  Perfection is manufactured and it’s the imperfections that make art original, different and well, art.  But then art throughout the ages has been imperfect and different.  Abstract art for example is certainly a distortion.  Art, where colours are unrealistic or unique, is another example.  Unless you’re an alien from Star Trek, humans usually don’t have blue skin.  However in art, a subject can have any skin tone the artist chooses.

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7 Things To Do When You Sell an Art Piece

How to sell an art piece As I sold another piece of art this week, I was reminded of the extra things that we should be doing when we are selling a piece of art or a painting.  Thought I’d share my list with you.

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How to Get Artistically Motivated

How to Get Artistically Motivated - Artwork2LoveIn writing, we call it ‘writer’s block’ and the same thing can happen for an artist.  You’re just not feeling inspired to work or create.  Sometimes it’s a lack of ‘what next’ once you finish a project.  There are many ways to get inspiration.

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How to Not Force Creativity

How Not to Force Creativity Be Creative NowIn anything where there is creativity involved, we can sometimes feel stressed or forced to ‘produce’.  This can be painting, writing, even producing results at work where there is a creative aspect to your job, such as in advertising or marketing.   I may not have all the answers, but I’ve got a few ideas for you which I have personally found very effective and have worked well for me in a few areas.

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Using Art to Relieve the Stress of Covid-19

Using art to relieve the stress of covid19In these troubling times, we are all experiencing some degree of stress (and we want to relieve stress).  I know some business owners (accountants) who are super flat out and stressed from overwork.  Others have little work OR little income and are feeling that stress.

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Redlands Performing Arts Centre Exhibit Coming Soon

Redlands Performing Arts Center RPACMany artists, particularly members of the Redlands Creative Alliance Inc (RCAI) group, participate in a number of exhibits and shows each year.  An annual and major event upcoming is at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC).  This exhibit always has a large number of artistic exhibitors, a grand opening evening and all art pieces are available to purchase.  There will be both 2D and 3D artworks on show.

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Unique and Different Christmas Gift Ideas

Unique Christmas Gift IdeasAs we lead up to Christmas with a few weeks to go, the big question (well, there are a few) is “What do I get so-and-so for Christmas?”  It’s always a hard one to find gifts for people, so thought I’d put my thinking cap on for you.  Yes, you can go with the usual gift card or voucher, but that’s quite impersonal, you may as well pop some money in an envelope.

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Painting Outside (Plein Air Painting) vs Inside the Studio

Painting Outside (Plein Air Painting) vs Inside the StudioAt some point in any of my chats with fellow artists and followers, I get asked whether I prefer to do plein air painting or inside the studio.  A silent argument between the two has been lingering on some people’s minds.  So let me address that continuing concern here in my blog to give you access about which of the two should be weighed better or does one really matter over the other?

 

 

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Tips in Building Your Social Media Following in Your Art Business

Tips in Building Your Social Media Following in Your Art BusinessHaving an online presence in social media is absolutely one of the most important marketing strategies to promote a brand nowadays. There is no need denying the fact that social media (coupled with online options) is the best place to market your products because it is where the most influential and exciting interactions happen.  Every year, technology offers something that modifies social media and makes people even more connected to one another and to the things they love and are passionate about.

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