Artists Arise

Explore ways to overcome the 'starving artists' mentality and find new strategies to touch the world with your creative gifts!

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Giclée Fine Art Prints - recommendations?

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Digital Artist?

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Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 29, 2014 at 8:08am

Court, thank you so much! What a lovely (and generous surprise!) There was a smile on my face as I opened up my inbox.

Kent, great visual to go along with a great saying. Thank you for sharing :)

Comment by Court McCracken on March 28, 2014 at 10:35pm

Kent, I love the poster! Yes, let's get in the arena and play the game! 

Today I am feeling a burst of joy and I wanted to spread the love. I want to give away a copy of my ebook to you all (only if you want it!) Art Nurture: The Simple Guide to Cultivating Your Creativity.

Here's how you grab your free copy...

Click the link here and scroll down to where it says "Have a coupon code? Get discount now"

click "get discount now" and enter the special code I made for you to get the book for free "ARTISTSARISE".

I really hope you love it and that it can be of use to you on your creative journey. Thanks so much for being a supportive community, a safe place to ask questions and share thoughts and projects. That is a true gift. 

Here's a video that shares with you more about the book. 

Comment by Kent Sanders on March 26, 2014 at 10:30am

Hi folks - I don't consider myself much of a graphic artist but I put together a poster featuring a great quote from Teddy Roosevelt (it went along with a blog post). Thought I'd post it here in case anyone would like it. I included it below or you can click here to download.

Comment by Eric Pulsifer on March 25, 2014 at 5:48pm

Why, thank you Deby. And they told me harmonica doesn't work in bluegrass.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 25, 2014 at 12:21pm

Eric, nice writing and some really great pickin' on your sites! Thanks for sharing!

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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 25, 2014 at 12:16pm

John, thanks for the report. Sounds like a fun gig and hopefully more paying gigs will come along soon. I love swing dancing!

Comment by John Chang on March 20, 2014 at 2:22pm

It was a cool event - good energy and good dancers!

Ironically, even this was my 1st paid gig in a while, (Here's my blog post on this..) it wasn't as fun as some unpaid events I've DJ'd for friends. In the end DJ's want to see people dancing to music they're playing, right?

There were mostly swing dancers, and no one really came by for tango. Still, I was ready with my playlist and felt like it was payment for some past unpaid work.

Plus, I know I can help the organizer make her next event more successful. This was her first one involving tango - she's mostly a swing dancer.. (Coincidentally, my partner for my first gigs teaching tango is also a world-renowned swing dancer.)

Comment by Eric Pulsifer on March 20, 2014 at 11:44am

Thanks, y'all. Melissa, the mental blocks are a little easier to deal with these days, at least for now. Putting on my steel helmet helps a lot.

Deby, you'll find some of my writing on creativeanddangerous.com. As far as the music, the best I can do right now is an old myspace page. Yeah, I know. Been so long I can't even remember the password to get in.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 20, 2014 at 7:19am

Tony, those look great! Do you think their prices are good?

Eric, welcome to the group, we're happy that you're here! Please share a link to your music and your writing. We'd love to see what you're doing.

John, how did your even go? It sounds really interesting.

Dean, cool idea! Congrats on the job. Do you have a different characters to choose from?

Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 19, 2014 at 8:18pm

Tony, I love the mug and the pillow- how fun! Great print.  

Welcome Eric.  Hopefully you are not having mental blocks currently :)

Deby- thanks for the article link. My thoughts echo Timmery's. Also, thank you for the guidelines for commissions. I was asked what I charged for a commission design and I had absolutely no idea!

Dean, Congratulations! Commissions have an extra component of challenge, but it sure feels good to know people are connecting with your art.


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