There Aren’t Enough Read Hours

Ken Munsie Sculpture

I gave away a copy of my book to an artist unknown in the faraway land of Australia. Something very cool happened as a result. Read about it.

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Materials < Deep Thought Thursday

Have you ever used a material that you could no longer get a hold of? What would you do if they stopped making a certain kind of paint, paper, dye, glaze?

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Finished? < Deep Thought Thursday

How do you know when an artwork is finished? When is it time to sign the work and move on?

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10 Commandments of Teaching Art

Guest blogger Janice Tanton says: “I would never have learned what I have if it were not for the generosity of artists that took me under their wings and into their studios, taught me their techniques, concept, insight and ultimately how to find my own voice.”

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Go Make Art

Mira M. White, Who Wears the Hat? Mixed media on museum board

Your art career takes off in the studio. Without the hard work you do there, you are not an artist.

Are you devoting enough time to the studio?

Mira M. White, Who Wears the Hat? Mixed media on museum board.

Sure, I wrote a whole book about getting your art out of the studio, but that’s my job. With everything I write or teach, I’m trying to help you garner attention for your art.

But nothing I say will be useful unless you put artmaking first.

Without your art, you have nothing to promote. You have nothing to take out of the studio and share with the world.

Your art is your voice. It’s how you communicate

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New < Deep Thought Thursday

Do you have “New Works” on your website or blog? How long is New new?

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10 Paths to Help You Emerge from a Creative Slump

We all have creative slumps. Whether you have no interest in promoting your art or are anxious about getting back into the studio, a slump is a slump. Here are 10 things you can do to hasten your emergence from a slump.

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Art Too Big? No Such Thing!

Rebecca diDomenico, Pallucid

I often write about making art big enough to hold your dreams. Pallucid was built in Rebecca diDomenico’s large living room over the course of a year, but she didn’t think much about how she was going to get it out of her home and into the museum. She said: You find a way.

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Studio vs. Business Time

Do you find it hard transitioning between studio and business/office time? What kind of downtime do you need in between?

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What is a body of work?

The definition of a body of work varies from artist to artist. For one artist, a body of work might be defined by size. For another artist, it might be color, media, or subject matter.

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