Monday – As 2006 turns into 2007, many of us will make new year’s resolutions to change our lives for the better. In a similar manner, I’m choosing to set some goals for myself this year and on Monday I’ll describe how I go about that process. I’ll also give some tips on how to follow through and stay determined, so that your life and your art become what you want them to be.
Tuesday – Is there a way to balance your life as an artist with your basic needs? While some jobs are better than others for creative types, almost every artist needs to do something to tide them over until their art begins to sell. Tuesday’s article will cover some occupations that artists might enjoy, and give some ways to schedule your time to include your artistic pursuits as well.
Wednesday – This week I’ll be reviewing another exceptional painter, Don Dahlke. As always, if you know an artist who you think should be featured at EmptyEasel, let me know at my contact page.
Thursday – If you’re at the point in your life when you’re considering going to college for art, I’d strongly encourage you to do so. The knowledge and skills you‘ll gain will far exceed the cost, and will open you up to a wider world of art than you ever knew existed. Check back in on Thursday to read about several key benefits of a higher education in the arts.
Friday – There’s a certain “zone” most artists have to get into when painting, and for some it’s harder to achieve than for others. On Friday I’ll give some advice on how to attain that focused state of mind, and ideas for keeping the distractions at a minimum when you do.
Saturday – Bachelor of Arts continues this Saturday with an all new strip. Don’t miss it.
Finally, my "big project" is finished! It’s been a crazy day with a lot going on, but foliotwist.com is finally live and online! Since I’ve kept it a complete secret up until launch, here’s a quick (mostly visual) overview of what it does. . .read more
An art education is something that I wish every artist could experience for themselves. Majoring in art or attending an art school will place you in an environment that forces you to learn, and will give you the resources to do more with your talent than you could ever do on your own. When I . . . read more
In every issue of Wildlife Art magazine there's an article about a successful or up-and-coming wildlife artist which talks about how they got where they are today. Sadly, it turns out that nearly every one of those artists seems to have been discouraged from pursuing art at some point in their. . . read more
Creativity is the artist’s trademark. It’s what makes us different, and draws others to us. For professional artists it’s our livelihood as well as our way of life. Perhaps the greatest fear for any artist is a fear of losing their creativity; of running out of ideas, which seem for most of us. . . read more
Debbie Shirley attended a Liberal Arts college in Pennsylvania and received degrees in Fine Arts and Communication Arts. After graduation, she moved to New England and became a manager in the printing industry. . . but soon found spending her days in front of the computer unsatisfying. After t. . . read more
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