Artists Arise

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February Office Hours

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Creating an audio download product with music

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Any experience with CafePress?

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Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 12, 2014 at 9:26pm

Thanks for the 'heads up' Court. I wasn't able to catch it; I'm going to echo Timmery - love to hear your thoughts.  Bille, thanks for adding yours. Squarespace is a website + eccommerce store builder. It's not one I'm familiar with; the idea is that all the coding is done and it's a template that's ready to use. 

Comment by Billie Wells on March 12, 2014 at 5:35pm

I saw part of the Ann Rea workshop - i took away the need for a mastermind group, a USP and a plan, plus an e-commerce site. She recommended squarespace. Anybody know anything about Square space?

Comment by Timmery Clark on March 12, 2014 at 9:18am
What are some of your take-aways from the Ann Rea workshop, Court?
Comment by Court McCracken on March 11, 2014 at 10:19am


I am watching this right now on Creative Live! It is called, Make Money Making Art with Ann Rea. If you watch it live, it is free, but you can also choose to purchase the entire two-day workshop. She is really great because she gets to the core of your deep meaning and vision. Check it out if you can!

Comment by Court McCracken on March 10, 2014 at 11:04am

Have you all seen this one? Definite food for thought : )  

Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 10, 2014 at 10:56am

Hello Artist! I've been wanting to buy Photoshop for some time but it was a bit beyond my budget; I noticed they have a special sale going on- I wanted to share in case someone else has Photoshop on their "want" list.

Photoshop Special

Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 10, 2014 at 10:53am

Hey Jeremy,  I don't know where to get the most eyes.  Do you have Google Analytics on your website?  When I started seeing where people were coming from after they viewed my post was really interesting (and surprising).

And, Nathan has started a 48days art board on Pinterest. That's one fun way to get your art out. Pinterest has a lot of eyeballs and when an image takes off, it really soars!  

Comment by Jeremy Sabacek on March 10, 2014 at 10:50am

Question for Illustrators and Artists and Everyone in the group:

I have illustrations (in infancy stages or in the process) that I would like to showcase.

Where are the best places on the web or elsewhere where I can get the most "eyeballs", chatter and interest in my work?

Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 9, 2014 at 8:49pm

Hey Jocelyn!  Thought about your comment over the weekend.

Working as an artist can be oddly lonely at times. I know I love have hours of work time alone but I recognize when I'm craving people time; even if that means being in a Starbucks with people around. Lately another desire has come over me- to have meaningful conversations about several of my key interest points- a lot of them surround art, working as artist, growth, frustrations of artist-entrepreneur- among other things- and there aren't many people in my physical sphere of people I'm.  THAT can be a creative zapper. There's nothing quite like trying to work towards significant goals (at least for me) and feel like the odd one out.

That communication and connection via Artist Arise (and a few other artist communities I'm so happy to be a part of online) have helped fill the creative community gap. 

I might be reading in to what you are inferring, but that is where my thoughts led me!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and were able to do some creating, dreaming, and/or resting this weekend.

Deby, thanks for the article link.  I loved it; I'm including it on my links page this Friday.  

Comment by Jocelyn Richard on March 7, 2014 at 1:29pm

hello, i miss you all. i need the creative conservation



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