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Artist Gift Guide 2021

Author: Charla Maarschalk


GIFT GUIDE 2021
For the artist in your life

1 / Spotify list
Make an easy listening inspirational music list and name it after your favorite artist -- which should...

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The Art of Loving Who You Are... and Are Not

By Author: Leigh Penner 

Image by Corey Moortgat

THE ART OF LOVING WHO YOU ARE (and Accepting who you are not)

 

I grew up in a church-going family, and one of my pet peeves has always...

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Building an Artist Brand

 

Let's talk Branding.

We are all familiar with brand names when it comes to mainstream commercial products. Nike. Wrangler. Heinz. Red Rose Tea. West Jet. Harley Davidson. Johnson &...

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What Makes Art Unique

 

Why Purchase Art? 

It speaks to the buyer. It appeals to their senses. The skill impresses them. They relate to the story. 

What makes art contain these qualities?
The...

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The Dollars and Sense of Pricing Art to Sell

Author: LM Penner


The moment is here. You've made up your mind, grabbed your courage, sucked in a big nervous breath, and now you're ready to jump. You are going to take your art to the next...

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Art that Changes the World

Dare to Create.

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to make things.
She made lots of things, and it was fun. 

Every day she'd make new things and then learn how to make them...

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Preparing to Sell Your Art

STEPS TO SELLING YOUR ART

"A big business starts small." - Richard Branson

Step 1 - Dare to Dream

"Most dreams arrive partially formed, and then they grow."  These wise words are from...

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How to Create an Online Art Portfolio for Artists

Author: Leigh Penner


Make your art known!

How? One word: website!

Have you put your work out into the world to be seen yet? 

Where do you show your work off?  Instagram comes to...

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Project: Skeleton String Art

 A simple art project to learn the skull. 

Recently, I was asked to decorate a music studio for Halloween. As I sat at the desk creating Kleenex ghosts by wrapping elastic bands...

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The Skeleton and the Artist

Author: Charla Maarschalk


The skeleton is often viewed as a symbol of death. 

A few years ago I started painting skeletons in my work. When I took the art pieces to shows I was asked why...

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Is Creativity a Generational thing?

Author: Leigh Penner


I've been sitting here thinking and trying to remember the first time I painted anything, but the truth is, I grew up in an artistic family. I don't remember a time when I...

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Say it together, 'No more fear!'

Author: Charla Maarschalk


There's a million Reasons to be afraid and a million reasons to not! Lose the fear!

Can Dry Bones Find New Life? 

There's a story about a man who was taken to a...

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