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Can anyone Imagine what percentage of artists are even marginally successful in the industry? These stats come from Next Big Sound’s 2013: The Year In Rewind.   NBS tracks an extremely large number of artists’ online activities, or in their words, “more artists online than anyone else in the world”. NBS used social media benchmarks…

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Ugadi, the Hindu New Year, is on March 29th, 2017. When we talk about Ugadi, the first thought that comes to mind is this saying: ‘Little sweet (jaggery), little sour (mangoes) and a little bitter (neem) makes life better’. Read further to know about this beautiful Indian festival. Yugadi or Ugadi festival is celebrated by…

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There are just some things that cat owners experience that dog owners don’t and vice versa. The personalities and character types of those two animals are so different that the owner’s experience definitely differs as well. Here are 16 things that only dog lovers and owners will have experienced at least once and will definitely…

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  Holi, the Hindu festival of colours, that marks the advent of spring and signifies the victory of good over evil, is celebrated by throwing coloured power and splashing water at people that often contain chemical dyes which can be harmful to the skin. Holi is associated with the killing of Holika, the sister of…

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In a previous video, I talked about my early years of trying to get into shows. I had it ALL wrong. I thought that you had to “fake it till you make it” so to speak. That I couldn’t get into shows or get offered one because I wasn’t that token 55 year old veteran…

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  Selling art is like trying to crack code, isn’t it?     You’re trying to enter art shows, acquire art projects, get licensing deals, etc. It’s alot to juggle and yet making it all happen can sometimes seem more work than the work itself. When it comes to selling art prints, you might have…

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We’re excited to feature this guest post by  J.M. Orend, a writer and artist who has written several books, including the recently released title Successful Late Bloomers. Successful Late Bloomers is a new book about people who achieved late-in-life success and how they did it. It takes a look at the different type of late bloomers…

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            Artist Natasha Wescoat has done just fine online with all three. She uses blogging and social media to promote and sell her creative work online . “If I can do it, anyone can,” she said in a telephone interview yesterday about her social media usage. Here are eight tips…

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If a brush seems totally ruined and the hairs out of shape, wash the brush again, then dip the bristles in some linseed oil and reshape it. Now dip the oiled and shaped brush into water-soluble glue (I use Elmers glue) and let it dry for a couple of weeks (bristles facing up!). As the…

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Colored pencil paintings by Arlene Steinberg  Ribbon Fantasy (colored pencil and Neocolor II wax crayon on paper, 7×10) by Arlene Steinberg Colored pencil is translucent, so as you layer and blend colors, those in the lower layers show through, allowing you to create luminous effects and subtle shifts of value and hue. This takes time,…