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Art As Therapy

  • On November 13, 2015
Art As Therapy Building Resilience Through Art Life will demand everything you have to offer. Your ability to cope with these demands is directly related to your emotional wellbeing. Each of us is equipped with a certain capacity for absorbing change (positive and negative) – call this your stress cup. If the volume of change […]
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10,000 Hours of Art

  • On November 11, 2015
10,000 Hours of Art Is Talent Enough?   Why are some artists so much more skilled than others? Are they more talented, intelligent, or hard working? Possibly, especially the hard working aspect. However, this is not the whole story.  Malcolm Gladwell wrote in Outliers that it takes 10,000 hours to achieve mastery of any field. […]
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Failing Upward

  • On November 8, 2015
  Failing Upward An Artist’s Guide to Growing From the Inevitable     It would be nice if things always went our way. Anyone who’s lived awhile on this tiny blue dot knows that this is not always the case. In art, as in life, things sometimes (even often) go wrong. The trick is to […]
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SEO For Artists

  • On November 1, 2015
SEO For Artists Search Engine Optimization and Why You Should Care   We all understand that our websites can be powerful tools for connecting to new audiences for our art. In theory, the equation is simple: bigger audience = more chances to build a follower/collector base, larger collector base = more sales, more sales = […]
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How to Find Uninterrupted Creative Time

  • On October 30, 2015
How to Find Uninterrupted Creative Time: Tips for Prioritizing Your Art   Life is busy, complex, and demanding. Practical considerations can easily rob us of the time needed to pursue our art and the unwary artist may blink and discover that entire months have passed without studio time. In order to be the best artists […]
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Is Talking About Your Art Painful?

  • On October 26, 2015
Is Talking About Your Art Painful? Strategies for Artists to Communicate Intent     In a previous post we discussed the idea that artists and viewers are connected in an informal collaboration which completes the interactive experience which we call “art”. This addresses the idea that no matter the artist’s intention, every viewer will bring […]
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