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Pinterest Rocks For Artists - Part 2 of 4: A Few More Basics

Pintrest Wizardry: Level Two
Are you ready to become a level 2 Pinterest Wizard? As I mentioned in my previous post Pinterest is an on-line bulletin board of epic proportions. As creative types who are natural visual creatures we can harness this tool to 3 main areas: Organization/ Inspiration/ Marketing. In this post I am going to finish giving you the basics of Pinterest Wizardry, priming you to begin the journey to become a total pro at using this free service…

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Curated Art Collection: Night

Painting of fires burning at night reflected on waterView more of Noah Verrier's painting portfolio here.

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Night.  As in the soft dark calm that blankets everything once day has relinquished it's industrious energy. I love night paintings, the dark and moody palette's and forms emerging in the shadows. I'd like to show you how a few of our member's have interpreted…

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Artist Website: Catherine Hart

stained glass artwork with swirling lines
"Swimming Upstream"



"As an artisan I like to create visually elegant and original glass designs.  After many years working in print, I began applying my design strengths to the glass medium, apprenticing for two years alongside an established stained glass professional. Here I assisted with original works, custom commissions and restoration projects in both lead and copper foil.

Setting up my own studio in 2010­­ has enabled me…

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Studio Sundays: Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor

Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor with sculptures in her art studio

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor in Sacramento, California.


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Rich Input for Ideal Creative Output

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As an artist the quality of the material that inspires you is so important. In other words, providing your brain with a good quality and quantity of mental input will help your creative output immensley. Let's think about this in a more concrete way: if you wanted to create an art project or series based on greasy-spoon diners you'd probably be best suited to find the greasiest diner in the neighbourhood and go take photos. You could…

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Curated Art Collection: Repetition

painting of a house on the water with mountains in the backgroundView more of Lesley Goren's art portfolio here.

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Repetition.  As in the again and again of it all. These artists create a rhythm in their work by repeating elements, but they all do it in a slightly different way. I like the visual impact of that repetition can make and wanted to share it with you  within these…

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Portfolio Website: Abbie Weinberg

Ivory sculpture
"Emblematic Tusk I+II"


"Abbie Weinberg was inspired by art at a very early age by her mother, who also was a sculptor. She attended Goddard College and Evergreen State. After an exciting career as a jockey, she has concentrated on developing her studio arts practice. She recently was awarded honorable mention at Clay Arts Vegas, NV and has successfully participated in Topanga Canyon Gallery Artist Studio Tour, CA. Her present…

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Your Art Career: My 3-Prong Approach

Illustration of social media buttons


Social media is making your head spin and your inbox is overflowing. Let's face it, it's easy to get distracted and ineffective. We can easily lose site of our ultimate goals for our career. Develop your own simple guidance so that you are staying on task with your priorities. Or, feel free to use mine. It's a three-prong approach that keeps things simple and I find that I come back to it at the beginning of each week.


I came…

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Artist Residency: Travel and Create

Coastline with forrest and mountains

I have had a few friends who have participated in artist -in-residence programs. These are really neat opportunities, each one unique. Most of these opportunities appeal to artists who love to travel and have a flexible schedule. Does this sound like you? Artist-in-residency programs offer time and space away from the everyday obligations of the home environment while situating you in a new environment. You have the opportunity to…

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