Waxing the Golden Rule

Waxing the Golden Rule by: Kara Brook The road to hell & litigation is often paved with good intentions I’m an encaustic painter who enjoys sharing what I have learned as I develop my own skills. I’ve found there’s a lot of information on the web, specifically video trailers often linked to a video or […]

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Let It Go

    It’s time to. . . Let go of the anger of what could have been Let go of the worry of what might become Let go of the mistakes you think you’ve made Let go of a future you cannot yet see Let go of the expectations of others, their path is not […]

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Hey you, get off of my cloud!

Dude, where’s all my stuff?! These days it seems my head and pretty much my entire digital life is “in the clouds” Yes, I’ll admit (grudgingly) that I’m old enough to remember things like CD’s, printed photographs, DVD’s, computer software that came in a box, and even those weird looking papery things with all the […]

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Does Your Website Suck?

  Let’s be honest for a moment. . . Does your current website suck? Do you frequently suffer from website shame and embarrassment? Do you sometimes avoid telling people where to find your website because you haven’t updated in over 6 months? Does it seem like everyone else online has these really cool websites, while […]

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There Are No Artists

 You win, I lose! As creative artists we have been trained to see things in a particular way which is if you win, then I lose. We either get the publishing or recording contract or we get rejected. We either get the gallery show or it goes to some other artist We either get the […]

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Copyright is Not the Problem, You Are!

Copyright is Not the Problem, You Are! by: Cory Huff Pinterest is upon us! For some reason, the Internet decided to throw a giant fit over copyright over the last few weeks. It started (sort’ve) with this interesting blog post by a lawyer who tearfully deleted her Pinterest inspiration boards. Her post spread like wildfire, […]

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21 Artists to Watch in 2012

  The last several years, Skinny Artist has published a list of “21 Amazing Artists to Watch” in an effort to recognize some of the best up and coming artists online, as well as a few who are already highly successful artists in their field.  Now obviously we continue to keep a very close eye on all […]

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5 Ways to Rediscover your Art and Reclaim your Passion

  So what happened?! Do you remember when you just loved to create? Do you remember that feeling of being lost inside your imagination while the rest of the world dropped away? When exactly did you lose that? When did creating your art become something less than it was supposed to be? As creative artists, […]

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The Zen of Inbox Infinity

  You’ve got more #$@% mail! Those of you who have been online long enough may remember when getting email was an exciting event. We all loved hearing that bossy little AOL voice telling us that we got mail.  Our pulse would quicken and we would race to our email inbox to see what technological […]

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The Goal of Nothing & the Art of Letting Go

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” ~Lao Tzu Let’s face it, having goals kind of sucks! What do you want to do, be, or have in ten years?  Where do you see yourself in twenty years?  What are your three major goals for this year?  What are […]

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How to Not Screw Up your Art Scholarship Submission

How to finally get that art scholarship by: Kristina Gehrmann There are literally thousands of available scholarships, awards and grants out there, for both art students and professional artists alike, in all fields of art: writing, painting, sculpture, dance, acting, music, ballet, photography… This mere fact is a revelation for many. You too can get […]

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Meet artist Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio

Every once in awhile when we get our act together here at Skinny Artist, we have the pleasure of introducing you to a new featured artist.  We have them sit down and talk to us for a few minutes about their experiences working as a creative professional. We’ll talk to them about their work, some […]

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Turn Off Facebook, Tune Out Twitter, and Rediscover Your Life

Turn Off, Tune Out, and Rediscover Your Life It’s probably no surprise to you that these days we are under a constant barrage of media input. If it’s not television, music, moves, or video games consuming your time these days — it’s probably email, blogs, apps, YouTube, websites, Twitter, and Facebook. I mean it’s gotten […]

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An Artist’s Invocation

I have always loved invocations like this because they remind us of the mysterious and quite possibly magical creative process that inspires all artists regardless of their craft.  I forget how many times I have read this particular piece by the late great Irish poet John O’Donohue, but I do know that each time I […]

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Check out the Artist Online Community Directory

  Artist Online Community Directory As a community-based site, our purpose is to not only give you the opportunity to interact with this amazing worldwide creative community we have here at Skinny Artist, but also to connect with one another beyond this particular website. So many of us have multiple websites and social media accounts […]

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The Muppets Guide to World Domination

The Muppets guide to life and personality development I distinctly remember watching the old Muppet Show growing up and thinking that the vast majority of these muppets characters were completely insane. For those of you who may not remember the show, it consisted mostly of slapstick chaos and really bad jokes.  Kermit the frog would […]

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Meet artist Trevor Jones

Every once in awhile when we get our act together here at Skinny Artist , we have the pleasure of introducing you to a new featured artist.  We have them sit down and talk to us for a few minutes about their experiences working as a creative professional. We talk about their work, some of […]

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Beating the Green-Eyed Bastard!

“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy! It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ~William Shakespeare . Jealous much? Let’s face it, now that almost every artist and their creative brother are online showing off their handiwork,  it’s easier than ever to become jealous of … their artwork/writing/music their sales […]

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Dear Facebook, what’s the point?!

  It all seemed so simple in the beginning… These days it seems as if everyone is telling you that you need to find a way to “engage” your fans in social media (whatever that means) if you are to have any hope of surviving as an artist/writer/musician in the 21st century. So you sign up […]

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What is a Creative Commons License (and why should I care)? [Video]

“Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors than piracy” ~ Tim O’Reilly . Creative Commons Reference PDF: Creative Commons License Reference Sheet ..(right click and “Save File. .” or “Download Linked File”) Creative Commons License Links: http://creativecommons.org http://creativecommons.org/choose https://creativecommons.org/about/downloads http://creativecommons.org/licenses http://wiki.creativecommons.org http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons Creative Commons Controversy: What happens when Creative Commons Licensing goes too far?   […]

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21 Artists to Watch in 2011

. As many of you know, last year Skinny Artist published a list of 21 Amazing Artists to Watch in 2010. Since then, I’ve gotten to know many of these artists better, and I consider myself lucky to be able to call so many of them now my friends. If you haven’t already had the […]

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150 Amazing Quotes to Feed Your Creative Soul

  I have always believed that the right words have a way of finding you when you need to hear them.  For me, quotes are little bite-sized messengers of courage, perseverance, and hope for the creative artist in this often overly materialistic world. Here is a collection of 150 (or so) amazing quotes that I […]

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What are you willing to give up?

Every year about this time I have this absurd tradition of sitting down and coming up with a small list of New Year’s resolutions for myself.  Fortunately this is a fairly easy exercise because I find myself making the same exact resolutions each and every year.  Not only that, but I somehow still manage to […]

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A Return to Innocence

  Success can be a bit of a double-edge sword sometimes. . . On one hand a little bit of commercial success gives us the confidence we need to continue creating our art, but on the other hand, it can also lull us into a sense of complacency and prevent us from taking risks and […]

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