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34: 6 Tips to Sell Artwork Effectively on the Internet

Time: 12:56 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Episode 34 shares 6 pointers to help artists sell their artwork more effectively online. SHOW QUOTES “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar SHOW LINKS How to Take Great Photographs of Artwork How to Photograph Artwork (Video) How do I Package a Painting  

33: How Can Artists/Creatives Deal with the Intense Political Climate

Time: 7:55 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Social Media has become a platform for individuals to stand vehemently on their soapboxes and share their voices. I would like to share my thoughts – thank you in advance for reading. I don’t speak out much about social issues on this professional profile, however I feel I have some things I would like to share. As a community sharing this ever-expanding platform of social media we have learned (like it or not) that people have varying opinions, views and understandings of the world around us. This has been illustrated with posts from our friends, family, colleagues, etc. Rather than living inside a constrained social idea of normal; surrounded by like-minded people that rarely challenged us to embrace the differences…

32: 5 Ways to Improve Your Business Cards

Time: 11:43 ABOUT THIS EPISODE The importance of business cards is often over looked now that we rely so heavily on the digital age of communication and connecting. In this episode I provide 3 reasons business cards are still important as well as providing 5 ways to improve your business card design. SHOW QUOTES “To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.” – George Kneller SHOW LINKS Why You Need A Professional Portfolio & Website Creative Business Card Designs 30 Unconventional Business Cards What the Heck is Responsive Web Design? Overnight Prints Vista Print

31: Why Titling Your Artwork is Important

Time: 7:49 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Titling is an important aspect of the creative process and we will give you a few reasons why you should consider a unique or creative title. SHOW QUOTES “You named your sword Fire? Fire? What kind of a boring name is that? You might as well name your sword ‘Blazing Blade’ and be done with it. Fire indeed. Humph. Wouldn’t you rather have a sword called Sheepbiter or Chrysanthemum Cleaver or something else with imagination?” ― Christopher Paolini

30: Help! A Gallery Won’t Give My Art Back

Time: 9:30 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Have you shipped work to gallery, and can’t seem to get them send your work back? Has there been a lack in communication, no communication at all or have you been given the run around? If so, in this episode we give you some ways to help you work with the gallery in getting your work back safe and sound. Sometimes it’s a simple miscommunication, or confusion about a contract however other times it can be a very difficult and upsetting situation. SHOW QUOTES “Charity never made poor, stealing never made rich and wealth never made wise” – English proverb SHOW LINKS Lost Art Registration Legal Demand Letter

29: Create & Inspire 30 Day Creative Challenge

Time: 9:24 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Today we talk about the Create & Inspire 30 Day Creative Challenge. Join us for the month of October! SHOW QUOTES Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. – Edward de Bono The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears. – Dan Stevens SHOW LINKS Foster A Pet

28: Unconventional Ways to Created A Dedicated Creative Space

Time: 10:41 ABOUT THIS EPISODE As creative people we need a space to be creative and make things, and all the better if it’s a dedicated creative space and not the kitchen table. In this episode we give you some unconventional space ideas to help you carve out  ideas to help  create your own dedicated space. We show you how any space, big or small can be transformed into an area all your own.  SHOW QUOTES My studio has a personality of its own. It can be a monstrous clutter from one end to the other or, at times, the very model of simplicity.  – Harley Brown Tweet This To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today. You must have a room or a certain…

27: 6 Tips To Help You Self Promote Effectively

Time: 14:39 ABOUT THIS EPISODE In this episode we talk about self promotion and how to use it to better further your career. Many artists and creatives don’t want to partake in self promotion since it can seem ego driven or very self-serving, however it is a vital part of building a career. Here are some tips on how to better self promote and why it’s important. Also, we are sharing with you our 30 Day Creative Challenge which starts Oct 31st, 2014. SHOW QUOTES It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. – Muhammad Ali Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus Tweet This SHOW LINKS The…

26: Honoring the Human Spirit on 9/11

Time: 4:30 ABOUT THIS EPISODE Today marks the 13th anniversary of the tragedy of the world Trade Center. This episode we take a short moment to reflect on that day. We will be back to our regularly scheduled program next week. SHOW QUOTES Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. – Og Mandino SHOW LINKS Art Heals, It’s Just That Simple The Inspiration of 9/11

25: Appreciation is the Golden Key to Success

Time: 17:17 ABOUT THIS EPISODE It’s a good exercise to take a moment out of our crazy lives and acknowledge all of the people, places, situations, and experiences that have helped us along the way. What if you woke up tomorrow with only what you were grateful for today? It’s important to note that most people don’t choose to be thankless or unappreciative. Often an unapologetic drive to be successful, complete a task or live a better life means sometimes “living in the now” or remembering those that have helped us is overlooked. It takes practice to live in the now, and time to stop and be thankful for everything – the good or the bad. Doing so can be a golden key to a…

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