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Digital Artist?

Started by Dawn Blair. Last reply by Dawn Blair Mar 18. 2 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 Billie Wells on June 30, 2013 at 11:44am

I have a question, I got into a great little space here, a portico doing photos on tile. They already have their quota on photography but she let me in doing photos on tile. I am trying to make them myself - it takes 7-10 business days to order the done ones and I don't have the money for enough right now. I affixed photos on tile with modpodge and am trying a sealer - they look ok. Actually as coasters they look ok. I can't bake them like Debra does. I am not crafty. I have put 3 coats of modpodge on them and then three coats of sealer. Does anyone have ideas? Also for sealers does anyone have any recommendation? I have a spray one and it's ok. I would love one that I can put on with a brush. 

I would love suggestions. I would love to start asap with holidays coming up. And work my way into ordering a selection and doing photography!

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on June 30, 2013 at 6:57am

Tony, Wow! Very well done!

Comment by Tony Snipes on June 29, 2013 at 2:34am

I call this one "Robot Meadow".


Comment by Kent Sanders on June 28, 2013 at 4:52pm

Cheri - I'm assuming that you would scan in your drawings and then insert the graphics into a program? There are lots of options for this. Lots of people use Photoshop for graphic design. I have used Gimp, which is very much like Photoshop, but free. I have also used a newer version of Powerpoint, which is a surprisingly good graphic editor if it's not something too complicated.

Comment by Cheri M on June 28, 2013 at 4:33pm
Hi artists. Could you reccomend a computer program that I could use my own drawings to make invitations? Thank you.
Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on June 28, 2013 at 6:05am

Jason, This is in response to the tread in Marketing. There is no reply option to your reply last night. I am sorry I didn't get that you were about fame at all. The supporting character is the story i thought you would identify with. Fame is handed to him and he says no, and the response and his reasoning are what I found to be thought provoking. For others the movie I am talking about is, 'Country Strong'. 

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Comment by Jason Garey on June 27, 2013 at 7:20pm

Eileen, I really admire your vision and commitment. :)

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on June 27, 2013 at 7:07pm

Deby, There is a place in Ky that is called the Upper Room, it a second floor of a building where the rooms are chambers each with a different theme. The walls are canvas to the murals and they have worship and prayer events there. It is very similar to what you are describing. I have also had a similar thoughts of creating the an "Epic" of the heart of God using sound, scent and visual arts to create a multi sensory experience. It too would be a progression of chambers. I saw it as something that could travel?

I also would love to build a place where people could come and explore their creativity, get feed back, expand, and grow as artists of all kinds. It would provide performance venues as well. it is not a school in the traditional sense but a facilitating community. It's hard to put into words but I can see it.

Eileen, I have a similar plan, plus because my gallery would be in my home I would have fairly low overhead.

Appreciate you guys, Deb

Comment by Eileen Mullen Holtry on June 27, 2013 at 4:38pm

My vision is for an exhibit that tells the story of Christ interacting with His creation called Jesus Encounters - Ordinary People, Transformed Lives.  I have just secured my domain, engaged one oil painter and completed my first professional photo shoot, which will be the inspiration for a couple of compositions.  I am not a painter myself, just the visionary/producer.  If any of you know of anyone that might be interested in this project, please let me know as I would like to have several artists represented in this project!  Also, would love to hear any feedback you might have.  More details to follow...  :)

Comment by Eileen Mullen Holtry on June 27, 2013 at 4:30pm

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!  

Debra, I am happy to share my gallery experience with you.  As with every other  business pursuit, you have to have a great product, in my case, beautiful original works of art, know who your target audience is and how to market to them .  The other thing you need is deep pockets, an investor or second income to keep the gallery going through challenging economic times.  This time I plan to start with a virtual gallery and possibly build on that.

Deby, your gallery idea sounds fascinating and something that would be fun to experience!


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