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Motivation and Inspiration for Aspiring and Professional Artists

Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different. . . read more

Life is hard. . . art can be hard. And making a living with art? Well, that can feel impossible. I know; I’ve been there. A. . . read more

Have you ever felt discouraged about asking for things? Maybe you sometimes feel that you’re going to be rejected anyway. . . so why bother? I know I’ve often felt that way, but time and experience has taught me to get back on the horse and try again.

In fact, one of the best things I’ve learned over the last few years as an independent artist (and writer) is how important it is. . . read more

Starting something is easy. Finishing? Not so much. It’s difficult enough to finish things when they go relatively swiftly, but. . . read more

Artists, compared to the general population, are known to have unique traits. One of these is curiosity. If you find that. . . read more

You ever notice how the best products for artists are almost always made by other artists? How many times have you needed something in the studio and said, "Why can't someone just invent ____________? I'd use it!"

Well, Stickybones fits that scenario exactly.

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“Human rights and the widespread denial of human rights is the most important subject in the world. At our peril, we close. . . read more

At one point or another, I think everyone feels like their time is being stretched. Work, family, random events you can’t get. . . read more

“Culture and the arts are essential means by which all people explain their experience, shape their identity and imagine the future. People need the arts to make sense of their lives, to know who they are.”

These words were thoughtfully written by Holly Sidford, and they perfectly describe. . . read more

How often are aspiring artists told that they will neither find a job nor be talented enough to make art a career? And yet art. . . read more

For most creative people, creative stillness is the worst possible fate. Whether you call it artist’s block, stagnation, or. . . read more




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