Artists Arise

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Digital Artist?

Started by Dawn Blair. Last reply by Michael Wade on Thursday. 3 Replies

Creating an audio download product with music

Started by Arlene Rattan. Last reply by Dawn Blair Mar 18. 1 Reply

Indivual or Organization

Started by Jeremy Sabacek Feb 10. 0 Replies

Selling art through an agency?

Started by Luke Townsley. Last reply by Luke Townsley Dec 8, 2014. 3 Replies

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Comment by Deby Dearman on May 3, 2012 at 4:51pm
A quote from a recent Vince Gill interview --- "Income streams are dwindling. Record sales aren't what they used to be. The devaluation of music and what it's now deemed to be worth is laughable to me. My single costs 99 cents. That's what a (single) cost in 1960. On my phone, I can get an app for 99 cents that makes fart noises -- the same price as the thing I create and speak to the world with. Some would say the fart app is more important. It's an awkward time. Creative brains are being sorely mistreated."

Interesting  . . . what are your thoughts?

Comment by Bonnie Hardison on April 29, 2012 at 5:21pm
So thrilled to see your beautiful paintings posted, Deby. Wonderful work. Palette knives are so freeing.

Group Leader
Comment by Deby Dearman on April 29, 2012 at 4:31pm

Thanks, girls! I'm using acrylics with pallet knives - no brushes for me.

Comment by Susan Visker on April 29, 2012 at 4:16pm

Deby what medium are you using?  I really like your style.  It looks like pastels?

Comment by Billie Wells on April 29, 2012 at 4:08pm


I love the girls and ladies! They are so awesome! Very charming

Comment by Timmery Clark on April 29, 2012 at 1:35pm

Oh Deby!  How fun!

Group Leader
Comment by Deby Dearman on April 29, 2012 at 1:31pm

Comment by william kaska on April 29, 2012 at 7:40am

is there anyone from st petersberg florida?..thats where im living now...and id like to get something up with music...one last time!...i sang a song in my dream about a week back,wrote and sang it and even titled it,in my dream!...now how many people do things like that in their sleep if God hast given them such a gift?...i just dont know how to go about putting it forth...and please dont throw a fishing pole in my hand and say..here ya go,have fun figuring it out...its obvious i dont know how to fish!!!,if i did,i wouldnt be on here asking for help getting together with someone to get music up and moving!!!...

Comment by Nate Schubick on April 28, 2012 at 10:35pm

Deby im so glad that you have found a new voice through your painting. I pray that God continues to grow and prosper you in all your talents.... thank you for creating this group and your efforts are appreciated.

Comment by Timmery Clark on April 28, 2012 at 10:09pm

Hello Deby, I too wasn't aware of what was going on with you personally.  Ouch!  It can sting so much to have a talent weakened.  What a tough journey.  Thank you for sharing with us here so we can pray for and encourage you.  It sounds like you have been soaking up some joy in your painting classes at The Sanctuary--its nice to have a group to love on you and join you in playing.  Take care of yourself!

On a personal note, I'm moving this weekend, just locally.  But since San Diego is so pricey, I'm considering moving back to the midwest where I am from originally.  This site brings me such joy as I see what people are up to and working on.  And the growth!  It's so fun to watch people post their work and to have seen progress from 6 months ago, or a year ago.  So wonderful, and I'm looking forward to seeing more.


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