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The Artist’s Mantra

There are several definitions of artists that I personally subscribe to, but my favorite is this: artists are alchemists. During the Middle Ages, an alchemist was known as someone who could transform base metals into gold. I

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The Procrastinating Artist

The Procrastinating Artist

Is procrastination preventing you from creating a successful art career? Here’s how to fix it.     Many artists I know (including myself occasionally!) struggle with procrastination. Especially when it comes to doing the boring stuff that

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Two artists dancing in the studio

The Artist’s Dance

We all know artists who do incredible work, but fail to achieve their professional goals. It’s tragic and feels unfair. At the same time, I’ll bet you can also name several artists who enjoy great commercial

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Photo of a starry night painting

To Stop Wishing And Start Doing

For years I wished that I could be a writer and an artist. I wished on every shooting star, straining my neck from the constant upward gaze. I threw a small fortune of pennies into wishing

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Portrait of Art Framer Bill Fielders

Framer to the Stars

Though he called himself “Framer to the Stars,” I never saw any stars in Bill’s Custom Frames. But I did see plenty of artists. Every artist has their favorite framers, and ever since I was in

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Art Student questions

Are you asking yourself these questions?

   Over the years, I’ve worked with hundreds of university art students. They always impress me; eager to learn, explore, and ready to change the world. But they’re also scared and unsure if the world

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Artist wishes

How Artists Make Wishes Come True

 For years, I wished that I could work as an artist. Don’t we all have wishes? We wonder what life would be like, imagining who we might become and what we would have if only….

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International Artists Day

A Special Message For You

 Last Monday we celebrated International Artists Day by meeting up LIVE in my Facebook Group. It was great to see so many artists there and sharing a toast with this beautiful online community. There, I

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The Questions every artist must ask by Crista Cloutier

The Questions Every Artist Must Ask

As artists, we’re constantly questioning ourselves. And questions are good things, it’s important to ask questions. But are you asking the right ones? It’s easy to get caught up in questions such as: Am I good

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Are you an artist

So You’re An Artist. Now What?

So you’ve taken the jump and chosen to be an artist. Now what? Artists are always telling me what a struggle it is to succeed. They complain that the challenges can be overwhelming. I get it.

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Portrait of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

The Artist Who Is “Quick-To-See”

Jaune Quick–to–See Smith is an internationally renowned artist with a seriously impressive bio: Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is one of the most acclaimed American Indian artists today.   Reviewed in most art periodicals, Smith has had over

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Hands on bars

Are You a Liar? Or a Thief?

Have you ever done something that scared the pants off you? When I was new to writing, but determined to succeed, a prospective client asked, “Can you write copy for business websites?” I really, really needed

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Enter The Working Artist World

“The true job of an artist is to create an artist,” said art historian Harold Rosenberger. I believe that’s true. Don’t you? Like most artists, the road to creating the artist I am and the artist

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