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What Artists Must Know About Selling Art Online

Millions of people are being exposed to advertisements selling art online, and internet art sales are a huge phenomenon and opportunity for artists. Are you

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It Is NOT Easy Taking Photos Of Animals, But This Guy? He’s On A Mission.

Photographer Joel Sartore is a man on a mission. He’s working with National Geographic to capture 12,000 different animal species through his lens before it’s too late. All of the animals featured in his project are in danger of disappearing from our planet entirely.

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Ultimate Guide to Safeguard & Backup Digital Photos

This has happened to me and can happen to you as well; I returned from a wonderful trip and, in a hurry, downloaded the photos into a folder that I later deleted…

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George R.R. Martin Admits ‘Winter’ Isn’t Coming”, At Least, Not For A While

The writer says he missed an end-of-year deadline to finish Winds of Winter, the sixth book in the Game of Thrones series. The delay means the show will air the next season before its source material.

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10 Brutally Honest Door Hangers Every Designer Needs (+ Free Printables!)

People really need to learn to knock. Have you ever been in the middle of a moment of inspiration when a sudden interruption screwed

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UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own

Copyright strikes again, with photographers and publishers hit particularly hard.

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Can You Promote a Book without Making Yourself Miserable?

Author Ed Cyzewski offers insight into building authentic, sustainable practices in book marketing and promotion.

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Digital images can’t be trusted, says war photographer Don McCullin

Best known for moving pictures of Vietnam, McCullin says photography has been hijacked by digital cameras and art world

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The Rule of 52 and 17: It’s Random, But it Ups Your Productivity

Everyone has that person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or frantically trying to finish an assignment. How does he or she get it done?

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Introverts Do It Better: Why They Make Great Entrepreneurs

History tells us that introverts make some of the best entrepreneurs for many different reasons. Check out these reasons why introverts succeed in business.

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Working from home: 5 pro tips

Working from home seems like heaven – here are our tips for how to do it best.

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How to Deal with Inspiration

You’re going to have to deal with it sooner or later.

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Why the Internet Doesn’t Get Art

Today I want to talk about art. It pains me to say this but the Internet just doesn’t get art. Most online discussions of art, especially modern art, miss the point entirely.

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Unique Gifts For Everyone On Your List (Including Bloggers and Writers!)

This year we are introducing our very first gift guide! To come up with the list I took submissions for consideration from members of my Facebook Group, I scoured the sites of my podcast guests and guest editors, and I pulled in some personal favorites as well as some of my current wish list items.

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Watch What Happens When You Ask Non-Creative Professionals to Work for Free

Toronto advertising agency Zulu Alpha Kilo created this video to demonstrate how absurd it is for people to ask for the advertising industry to do spec work in hopes of getting more business.

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How to Lead Your Audience’s Eye with Creative Design

Learn 3 easy tips on how to guide your reader’s visual path with clear visual flow.

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3 Simple Blog Graphics You Can Create (Even if You’™re Not a Designer)

If your content doesn’t pack a visual punch, it’s likely to be ignored. Here’s how to create gorgeous graphics, even if your design skills suck.

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3 Reasons Why Great Writers Always Work Alone

If collaboration is all the rage, is the great creative individual a thing of the past? Not so, according to these three reasons from Demian Farnworth.

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Tips for Encouraging Creativity in Kids

These tips for encouraging creativity in kids surround family strategies for fostering kid-lead play and a panel talking about raising creative kids.

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10 Tips for New Freelance Designers

Looking to start a new freelance design career, but don’t know where to start? These 10 tips for new freelancers are exactly what you need to get going.

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The primal need for art, evolved (top 5) | Rebel.Camp

Rebel.Camp is an online portal crafted by artists for artists. Join us in our never-ending battle for beautification. Note: The pieces are randomly positioned, I really do hate ranking when it comes to art because there is no comparison, *not in order of awesomeness.

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10 Productivity Apps Every Freelancer Needs

Task management, goal setting, invoices, and contracts all made easier.

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How to Organize Your Writing Workplace for Better Productivity

The #1 problem every blogger tries to solve is productivity. No matter how cool you are, you need to write…

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7 Simple Techniques to Activate Your Creativity

Are you expected to deliver creative work on a daily basis? Sometimes the flow of ideas comes naturally, but there are also times when you cannot awaken the brain…

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A Writer’™s Routine

Here we have a refreshingly honest look into the daily routine of a professional wordsmith. It’s a play-by-play that provides insight into some of the best practices, habits and subjective experiences of best-selling author Ryan Holiday.

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Happy Little eClouds: First Episode of ‘Joy of Painting’ Goes on YouTube

Today is a good day. Not just because it’s Friday, but because the very first episode of the very first season of Bob Ross’s The Joy of Painting is now online.

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7 tips for getting paid more as a designer

Whether you’re trying to persuade your boss to give you a pay rise or fleshing out the details of a potential job offer, it’s absolutely vital to do your homework beforehand

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Tell It Again: On Rewriting Shakespeare

Why do we return again and again to Shakespeare’s plays, why do we keep rewriting them? Is it in hope that some of his genius will rub off? Are we searching for new possibilities for interpretation?

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Face the Music – There’s growing evidence for musical universality. So why are music scholars ignoring it?

Few things get music scholars more nervous than cross-cultural comparisons. The field of ethnomusicology, which was invented to inquire into this very subject,

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The Dumbest Mistakes New Authors Make

Warning: Hacks for Hacks tips may have harmful side effects on your writing career, and should not be used by minors, adults, writers, poets, scribes, scriveners, journalists, or anybody….

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Are You Ready for a Gallery? A Checklist

Many artists I encounter are pinning all of their hopes on getting into a gallery. Most of them are adopting this outlook prematurely. In other words, they aren’t even close to ready for galleries.…

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Five Tips for Reaching Your NaNoWriMo Goal

NaNoWriMo is upon us again! It is intimidating, but it’s not as hard as it looks. And with these five tips, it’ll look even easier.

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Artist Bought a Crumbling Chicago Bank for $1 and Turned it Into a World-Class Arts Center

One might think that an abandoned 1920s bank on Chicago’s South Side, crumbling from top to bottom ”the roof long collapsed, exposing the interior to snow and rain for years would be destined for a wrecking ball.

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How our obsession with positivity is making us miserable

The joys of self-betterment are vastly overrated

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Amazon sues 1,000 ‘fake reviewers’

Online retailer files lawsuit in US against people whose names it says it does not know, claiming they offer reviews for sale

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Nobody Cares How Hard You Work

Will we ever decouple perceived effort and long hours with our rewards system?

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5 Lies Writers Tell Themselves

Find out how to keep these 5 lies writers tell themselves from holding you back from being the writer you dream of being.

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Politicians: Respect And Protect Copyright

This week, I sent a letter to Donald Trump’s campaign asking to not use my music at political rallies. My intent was not to make a political statement, but to make one about the rights of my fellow music creators. Now is the time to show us some love by supporting the effort to reform […]

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National Novel Writing Month

November 1-30. The world needs your novel. Here’s how it works…

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7 Reasons to Meditate if You Write or Make Art

A consistent meditation practice infuses and informs everything life, offering you a creative freedom quite unmatched by any other practice. Through stilling your mind and relocating your centre, in as little as five minutes a day, meditation offers a plethora of benefits to both your life and creativity.

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How to Create Colorful Backgrounds for Blog Photography

Ever wonder why some blogs have the best photos? Today we’re sharing a creative tip to improve your blog photography and make your photos stand out.

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West Walls Artists

West Walls Artists are a group of Carlisle artists who work in a variety of media and share support, promotion, and opportunities.

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Amazon launches its Etsy killer: Handmade at Amazon

Fans of artisanal and handmade items will have a new place to shop Thursday with the launch of Amazon’s answer to Etsy — a store on its site open only to artisans making hand-crafted items.

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Forget The Book, Have You Read This Irresistible Story On Blurbs?

Those snippets of praise on book covers have been around for over 150 years (at least). But how do they get there — and why? The answers are more complicated, and compelling, than you might think.

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The Camera Bag of a Professional Traveler

As a photographer, travel teaches you more than you could ever imagine. It requires a lot of preparation and attention to details. Yet, it also requires you to be open, ready for the unexpected, and willing to take risks sometimes to get the best shots! …

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How Your Art is Juried … and How to Get Better Results

Strategies to make your best presentation to a juried art show or competition, plus advice from the experts.

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Why No One Likes Your Art: 26 Reasons

You work hard at creating pieces of art, design, writing, music, song and dance. But do people truly like what you do? If you want to do well, earn and survive in this industry, it’s quite importan…

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How Pantone Became The Definitive Language Of Color

Pantone is more than a color language for designersit’s grown into a global design force. But is that good?

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‘Things get a little weird’: meet the hunk who’s on 414 romance novel covers

His job is to be the rugged personification of every reader’s dream, so what’™s Jason Baca’™s secret? He generously shares a few tips…

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5 ways to collaborate online and protect your designs

Online collaboration tools make life easier for designers – but use with care to protect your creative wares.

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Should you be jumping on the crowdfunding bandwagon?

More artists are using crowdfunding sites like Patreon and Gumroad to make their art careers sustainable.

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Why I Should Have Paid More Attention in Music Theory Class

Why becoming truly great requires more than just good instincts…

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We’re All Artists Now

How creative self-expression became the way to get ahead and yet another thing to sell…

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Dear John: So Your Kid Wants To Go To Art School

Parents are rightly concerned about their children’s future, but with preparation, an art student can excel in life.

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