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Schedule Something Scary and Extraordinary

It’s scary to step up – to think bigger about what you’re capable of – and that’s exactly what I’ll be asking of attendees at Art Biz Makeover next week. There’s very little motivation in the daily grind: update Facebook, schedule a few tweets, send a newsletter, write a blog post, work in studio. Show More Summary

Who You Are and What You Do

Alert subscriber Clay Cantrell sent me the quote in this image some months ago, saying that it reminded him of me. The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. [Tweet this.] I tracked down the quote to, as best I can tell, fitness guru Bill Phillips. Show More Summary

17 Surprising Ways to Lure People to Your Website

The darnedest thing about having a website: just because you build it doesn’t mean people will come. Creating a website is just the first step. Now you have to get people to visit it, and driving traffic to your site is an ongoing task. Show More Summary

Reflections on the RHS Botanical Art Show Autumn 2014

The Botanical Artists selected by the RHS to exhibit at their Autumn Botanical Art Show 2014 - from Bath, Cornwall and Lincolnshire (England)Midlothian (Scotland)Powys (Wales), and Hong Kong, Japan,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Painting Canada 2 - Emily Carr at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

From the Forest to the Sea, Emily Carr in British Columbia opens to the public at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Saturday 1st November 2014. From the Forest to the Sea, Emily Carr in British Columbia... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Three RHS Gold Medals for Botanical Art and a video interview

This week three ladies won RHS Gold Medals for their Botanical Art at the Royal Horticultural Society's Shades of Autumn Show in the Lindley Hall in London. Denise Ramsay (Hong Kong / France)... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Grayson Perry - Who Are You? - on TV and at the NPG

The fruits of Grayson Perry's recent collaborative efforts about Who Are You? are being revealed this week in terms of a series of programmes about identity on Channel 4 and an exhibition of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A brand new RHS Show for Botanical Art

The Royal Horticultural Society have just published their schedule of shows and dates for 2015 and their is a first - a dedicated Botanical Art Show at a totally different time to the usual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Annual Exhibition 2014

Earlier this week I visited the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of  Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers at the Mall Galleries in London.   The exhibition continues until Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists - Review (Part 1)

These are some views of the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. I visited two exhibitions at the Mall Galleries yesterday. The RSMA was having its Private View which,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

More videos by the creator of 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Lady with an ErminePortrait of Cecilia Galleraniby Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art was uploaded to YouTube in April 2007. You've probably seen it... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Nicole Caulfield shares an ebook about portraits in coloured pencils

Nicole Caulfield's ebook - Dramatic Portraits in colored pencil My long time coloured pencils buddy Nicole Caulfield has been working on a book about portraits for some time. However since she... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

A new gmail phishing scam

I was targeted today by a new gmail update phishing scam - or at least it's new to me. I'm going to reproduce the email I was sent below - along with the links to the Google pages which can help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Your Art Business Will Cost You

When you own your own business, it’s important to look at expenses as well as income in order to remain profitable. I looked into various (not all – not even education or supplies and materials!) expenses for artists and thought it might be interesting to share the results. Show More Summary

A new £15,000 prize for portrait painting

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters have announced a new £15,000 prize for portrait painting. You have just three months to paint a submission! The prize will be called "Conversations".  The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

An important US Tax Court Ruling for all US artists

This is about a particularly important tax ruling in the USA. It affects in particular all artists who are also teachers. Most particularly it affects all those who earn more from their teaching than... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Do artists ever retire?

I'd be retired now if I hadn't already retired early. Having a BIG birthday makes me want to reflect on how I want my retirement to be. Plus I've been looking around at what has already been said... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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