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Illustrations and "Eyeballs"

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Design Deposits?

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Artist Website

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Learning Graphic Design questions

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Suggestions for a beginner in painting

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Comment by Dean Mastern on July 31, 2014 at 9:04pm

I've been trying to work on my personal brand, and learning how to better market my work.

I got really hung up for a while on designing a logo that I'd be happy with, and finally realized that I just need to get something done for now. Refinements and improvements can come later!

I wanted something that symbolized being a visual artist, as well as using my initials, DSM.

I went with an eye shape, using the "S" in my initials, stylized to make the basic eye. I wanted a camera lens for the iris, and I made a color wheel swirl to add some vibrancy.

It is something that I can live with for now, and maybe I'll even keep it long term.

Comment by Chris Callen on July 31, 2014 at 10:47am

Love your painting Deby!    I really appreciate the kinds words about my website .  The other day, I was commissioned to do an old truck painting with a Texaco station in the background. I'm really excited about it!  This is my first commission since January, so it's been a very long dry period.   I really want this to change.  I plan on taking some of the money from this commission an reinvest it into getting some prints made.  This is an obstacle that I want to get past. 

Comment by Chris Callen on July 31, 2014 at 10:41am

Great website Billie!   Glad to see you're moving forward.   Does anyone here have any ideas as what kind of freebie I can offer to encourage subscribers to my newsletter?   

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Comment by Deby Dearman on July 31, 2014 at 9:38am

Billie, I love what you're doing with this book! I would suggest though . . . on your website, instead of 'sign up for information from me,' I'd put something like, sign up for a sneak peak of the book, or sign up for a glimpse of the first chapter! Then I'd start promoting the website like crazy in order to build excitement about the book, even before it's ready.

Comment by Billie Wells on July 31, 2014 at 9:20am

Deby, This past year, I have faithfully reading every morning things like Earl Nightingale, John Maxwell and others. It's been a game changer for me. I found this book, Wake Up and Live by Dorothea Brande. It's in the public domain. I loved it but the language was a little thick and archaic. I thought I would rewrite it for myself so I could go back and reread it easily. Then I thought - Acres of Diamonds.

I am calling it Impossible to Fail and I am almost done - here's my website that I am working on - http://www.impossibletofailbook.com/ . I am pretty excited. I am sending you a message about the garden parties.

Hey Chris, thanks for the podcasts. I didn't know about them.

Comment by Billie Wells on July 31, 2014 at 9:07am

Chris, I like the website! You're a true example at persistence! Yes, I would love to sign up - my email for this is monkfan22@gmail.com.

Can't wait to hear about your transition Deby.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on July 30, 2014 at 5:34pm

Just Because, one of my latest paintings.

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Comment by Deby Dearman on July 30, 2014 at 5:17pm

Chris, Your paintings that were posted July 19th are great! I'd love to be signed up for your newsletter too. Let me know if you don't have my email. I'm proud of you for working so hard! Way to go!

Billie, what book are you working on? I love your garden party idea!

Melissa, you're always a bright spot when you stop in. I've been in a transition and I'll write about it soon, True Confessions of an Artist.

Post your latest works, photos, articles etc. Would love to see what you've been up to.

Comment by Chris Callen on July 30, 2014 at 8:51am

I'm in the process of building a mailing list for my newsletter.   Please let me know if you would be interested.  I've got a few artist invterviews banked already that I can use for the next few months.  This is something that I keep putting off and it drives me crazy that I haven't just taken action on this.  Thanks everyone!

Comment by Chris Callen on July 30, 2014 at 8:47am

Hi Billie....nice to hear from you again.  I've been painting a lot lately.  After a 6 month dry stretch, I finally have a commission to paint a 51 Chevy truck.  I would be happy to have a commission even once a month.  I also updated my website and cleaned it up a bit.   http://www.chriscallenautoart.weebly.com

Does anyone here listen to art related podcast?  I found two of them that I listen to regularly.  Artist Helping Artist with host Leslie Saeta.  The other one is  the Savvy Painter podcast with Antrese Wood.  Both of them are very informative. I usually listen to these on my walks and it just makes the time just fly by!    


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