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The Drawing Year - end of year exhibition

...otherwise known as the The Drawing Year 2015—16 Postgraduate Programme end of year exhibition is now on at: the Royal Drawing School Shoreditch until: Tuesday 17 January 2017 (Monday to Friday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Productivity | 15 Ways How to Be an Awesome, Prolific Artist

Productivity Is Earned. No One Has a Perfect Life or Ideal Situation This is an update on a post about productivity from just about one year ago. The content is both timeless and timely. I was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The only English painter of 'Loving Vincent'

Sarah Wimperis is the only English painter on the painting team who have created Loving Vincent - the world's first fully-painted feature film which brings to life the paintings and subjects of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Deanna Petherbridge on Drawing

Ten years ago, I went to a series of lectures by Deanna Petherbridge called Drawing towards Enquiry at the National Gallery in London in 2006. She is the only person I know who has been both... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Only Gift You Need to Build Your Mailing List

What I love most about the holidays isn’t receiving gifts. It’s giving them. I love everything about the process: from trying to find the perfect gift for a special person on my list, to wrapping it and watching them open it. I throw parties and give “lovely parting gifts” to our guests (as if the party wasn’t enough). Show More Summary

Planners and Bullet Journals (Curious Monday)

It's getting to be the time of year when we start looking for new calendars and planners for the New Year. I am highly reliant on my electronic calendar and task lists, but I've never given up paper for the daily to-dos. And I'm constantly refining how I use each piece in the planning process. Show More Summary

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving Wherever You Live! I am giving thanks to you for reading this blog! For most readers of this blog, finding a reason to pause for a day to enjoy a day set aside for being thankful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ING Discerning Eye 2016 - award winners and review

A total of 727 works - including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings and photographs - by 405 artists are on show at the ING Discerning Eye exhibition from 17 - 27 November 2016 at the Mall... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What Are You Grateful For? (Curious Monday)

Every morning in my morning meditation, I include a moment of gratitude. I want to remember my blessing and honor the people who have come into my life and the things that make my life easier than most of the world's population. I truly believe that we don't get more yumminess until we appreciate what we already have. Show More Summary

R.I.P Andy Wood PRI, RBA (1947 - 2016)

I'm very sad to report that Andy Wood PRI RBA died yesterday morning. He had been seriously ill with cancer and I've been expecting this very sad news for a little while. Andy Wood, President of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Artists Branding: One of Your Most Valuable Assets

Use Personal Artists Branding to promote you, your art, and your business. As a solo entrepreneur, which describes nearly all artists today, you, your art and your business are intertwined,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Your Weekly Self-Promotion Routine

The Artist's No-Excuse Weekly Self-Promotion Routine is printed on the inside cover of the 2011 edition of my book, I’d Rather Be in the Studio. Five years is a long time in this fast-paced world, so it’s time to update that list and make it workable for late-2016. Show More Summary

The Business of Arts Organisations

Should all arts organisations earn money from diverse activities within the private sector in addition to their prime function? Whether your organisation is large or small, state-funded or entirely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Grab Success and Forget about Getting Found

Stop letting prevalent myths of the starving artist and getting found mess you up. It’s a tough road to follow to become a successful artist. It takes creativity, determination, vision and business... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Reasons You’re Not Making Enough Money in Your Art Business

When your income doesn’t match your aspirations, it’s easy to blame everyone but yourself. But my students and clients understand that you have to accept 100% responsibility for your results when you want to be successful. With that in mind, let’s look at 5 reasons why you may not be reaching your income goals. Show More Summary

About Donald Trump, POTUS 2016 and David Parkins

This evening I finally found the source of the image I shared early this morning from a women's Facebook account to my Making A Mark Facebook Page after spending the night watching the results come... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Sketching the Vote in 2008

This is the sketch I drew while waiting for the results of the American election to be announced eight years ago (see my post Another kind of surge)  Another kind of surge (November 2008)(or what I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Silent Art Auction

The Silent Auction has become a feature of a number of exhibitions by art societies and other organisations. The latest is the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour who are holding an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Make Your Email List Grow Like Magic with a Lead Magnet

I know some of you are asking, “What is a lead magnet?” Trust me. I’ll tell you in a minute. First, let’s talk about what artists need to do to grow their business. Learning a little more will help... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

2017 Wildlife Artist of the Year - Call for Entries

The Wildlife Artist of the Year has published its call for entries for the UK's most prestigious independent wildlife art competition - with a top prize of £10,000. Entry is online or by post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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