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11 Days of Love

How do artists describe their love affair with art? Take a look! 1. "I love red so much that I almost want to paint everything red." --Alexander Calder 2. "I hardly ever paint people unless I'm rather in love with them." -- Sylvia Sleigh 3. "Every picture shows a spot...

Two Weeks of Beauty

Here’s a quote a day for the next two weeks to inspire you. Please enjoy two weeks of beauty! 1. “We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.” -- Kahlil Gibran 2. “If you seek happiness and beauty simultaneously, you will attain neither. For the...

Crafting a Starting Ritual

One of the best ways to help yourself create every day is to craft a starting ritual that you begin to use regularly and routinely. When your ritual becomes habitual you will find yourself moving effortlessly from not creating to creating. For example, here’s a...

What If Your Gallery Drops You?

Say that you’ve managed to make a connection with a local gallery and they are currently the only gallery representing you. They’ve been showing a few of your paintings for almost a year now without garnering any sales. In the back of your mind you wonder if they’re...

15 Artists on Nature

At this time of year when you may be trapped inside because of the freezing weather, I thought you might enjoy some inspiring quotes from artists about their relationship to nature. Enjoy! 1. "I have gone into roses and have over a thousand planted. There is nothing...

4 Tips for Rekindling Your Art Passion

Here are four tips for rekindling your art passion: 1. Understand the power of our cultural and societal injunctions against passion Those injunctions can easily stop you from expressing the passion you feel. We are a very buttoned-down, non-expressive,...

Your 2017 Personality Upgrade

Need a little personality upgrade? Who doesn’t! Think of some aspect of your personality that you’d like to upgrade (e.g., “I’d like to feel more confident.”). Next, create a thought or two that supports your personality upgrade and that you’d like to use in real life...

The Anxiety of Success

More people than you think are ambivalent about the prospect of success. Maybe you’re one of those. Maybe you’re happier on the sidelines, in the shadows, or in the background. Maybe you’re worried that with success will come an unpleasant array of new challenges and...

The Psychology of Pricing

You can buy a nicely framed reproduction of a Picasso for $100 (or even less than that) or the original for $100,000,000 (or a lot more than that). To what extent do these products differ that one should be worth one million times more than the other? One million...

Your Artist Plan for 2017

Ready to start fresh in the coming year? Ready to engage in some useful planning that will help turn 2017 into a great year for you? Then consider the following seven tips as you work on creating your excellent plan for the coming year! 1. Understand what you are up...

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