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Stage initiation artist

The Artist’s 6 Stages of Initiation

NOTE: I have a super exciting opportunity to share with you. I’m going to France this summer, and you’re invited too! >>> Click here to learn more. <<< In business school, they talk about The 6

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sell your art

4 Surprising Places to Sell Your Art

Artist, are you limiting yourself to traditional galleries, museums and art fairs to sell your art? Or maybe you’ve ventured online? While these are good places to start, there are so many more opportunities to sell

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How to find an audience for your art

How to Build an Audience for Your Art

One of the biggest challenges artists face when marketing their art is building an audience. If you’re struggling with this, you’re certainly not alone! Recently I led a private workshop with a group of artists. During

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8 Female Artists You Need to Know

Art history is full of stories about famous white men who created breathtaking art – but what about the female artists who have made an impact in the art world? Women have been historically discouraged from

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Artist websites

The #1 Website Mistake That Artists Make

I wanted to introduce a new voice today. Eddie Davis Eddie is the founder of ETCHster, an artist website platform. Eddie and I recently had a zoom conversation where we shared experiences as businesses who serve the

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Neon sign that says the work

How Amateur Artists Go Pro

What’s an artist to do when confronted with the complexities of a creative life? Create a new picture. Work through the blocks between where you are now and where you want to be. “But Crista,” you say.

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Podcasts for artists

My Favorite Podcasts For Artists

There’s no denying that podcasts have become uber-popular over the last few years. Doesn’t it seem like everyone’s got one now? There’s certainly no shortage of inspiring podcasts for artists. If you want to listen and

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Organization for Artists

I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather hang out with The Muse and make stuff than create an inventory. I think we can all agree on that. But anyone can chase inspiration, that’s the

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Best Online Art Courses

The 7 Best Online Art Masterclasses

Looking to brush up on your craft in the new year? With no shortage of online art masterclasses available, it can be difficult to know where to begin. And while self-study is a great option to

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How Artists Find Their Voice

“Hey Crista, how do I develop originality and find my voice in the artwork?” one artist recently asked. “Do you have any tips?” I do! There are several things that artists can do to find their own

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Artist dream

What’s your Artist Dream?

Artists are dreamers. Often we operate in two different worlds: the vibrant, colorful, mystical world inside of our heads and…well… the real world. The real world isn’t as fun. Bills demand to be paid. Responsibilities need

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