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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Recently changed website from WP to responsive HTML5

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Selling art through an agency?

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

Getting ready for 2015...What are your goals?

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Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on June 26, 2013 at 8:44pm

Just to let every one know the builder loved my work and will be sharing it not only with the designer but another builder as well. I am really excited! Thank you for all your support, it has meant a lot to me!


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Comment by Jason Garey on June 26, 2013 at 4:40pm

Deby, thanks!! :)  There's a discussion that Nathan Miller started that could use your wisdom. I think it would help if you and others would chime in. http://48days.net/group/artistsarise/forum/topics/marketing-as-an-a...


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Comment by Deby Dearman on June 26, 2013 at 8:34am

Eileen, Welcome to the forum! Thanks for jumping in. Love, love your idea about opening a gallery. I've dreamed of having a gallery that is multi-sensory. You'd move from room to room with various sound effects and lighting. I envisioned a room with chants playing, dim lighting with arched doorway. The images would be of sacred spaces, cathedral art, sacred symbols etc. Then the next room might have nature sounds and the lighting would be a bit brighter. The images would be of birds, trees etc. I'm sure you get the idea. :-)

Jason, the videos look much better! I think it's a great idea!

Billie, it's awesome that you're filling your mind with great material. It does make a huge difference! You go girl!

Debra, great to see you here. I've got several ideas to share some stories from the trip. I'll keep you posted.

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on June 25, 2013 at 8:32pm

Hey Kenneth,

I just wanted to let you know I can't message you tho I would love to. 

Billie, thanks for the like on my discussion.

Welcome Eileen,  I too want to open my own gallery. I would love to hear about your previous experiences. And I so wish I could apply accounting better! I know the concepts but some how it gets scrambled in real life. lol

Comment by Billie Wells on June 25, 2013 at 6:10pm

Hey Jeanne,

Sorry we've been housesitting without internet. I have books - mostly from a second hand book store and library - I have See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar, Winning with People by John Maxwell, Brian Tracy's The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success, Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. There's a bunch more.

I got a 5 cd set by John Maxwell at Lifeway Christian Bookstore - and some from the library by Maxwell. The others are on youtube. I just google their names on youtube and listen. Feel soooo much better! Think I have also lost weight - my pants are looser.

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Comment by Jason Garey on June 25, 2013 at 3:11pm

I watched the video you suggested, Deby. Very cool stuff. I added motion to the video. It does seem to help quite a bit. Funny thing is, the first video I did had motion. Both of these videos are fictitious companies that I created so I could practice. Both are welcome/thank you videos, but could also double as an inside look/promo too. For some reason, the dentist video cuts off the first four seconds where the initial greeting is. Thank you all! :)

This is a winery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrqL_APfX

Revised dentist video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L80CBxyCTE

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Comment by Jason Garey on June 25, 2013 at 3:04pm

Welcome, Eileen. I recently jumped back into this group. I'm sorry to hear about your employment status, but I'm thrilled that you're connecting your future with your past creative life. So glad that you never let that flame go out. I hope you stay connected here. It's a very supportive group. We'd love to see some of your work

Comment by Eileen Mullen Holtry on June 25, 2013 at 8:34am

Greetings everyone!  I am new to this group and would like to make a short introduction!  Currently unemployed after 12 years in finance and administration and feeling called back into a more creative career path.  I used to own a fine art gallery and this has lead me to reconnect with one of my old artist friends, who I will be collaborating with on a project that I feel God has given me a vision to produce.  I have been living in Colorado for the past 18 years, but relocating back to my home town of Dallas and hoping to open another gallery in the near future.

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on June 24, 2013 at 4:55pm

Hey folks, I posted what I did this weekend in the discussion so I wouldn't fill this part up.

Deby, I watched your video when you posted it, I think it was of y'all in Sweden. It was beyond fascinating! It was such good quality art. I remember thinking; what an amazing experience. Please share more!!!

Billie Congrats!! I love divine appointments like those, I bless you to succeed in a whole new way!

Thank You Chris.  My confidence has been in need of repair and it is happening here. Thank you to all!

Roy, you are talking Greek about the videos, I am an idea person, figuring out how... that's a whole other ball game.... lol

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Comment by Deby Dearman on June 22, 2013 at 8:29pm

Roy, thanks for the advice. I'll try your suggestions and I think you're right . . . the transition takes time.

Jason, I was thinking that using the 'Ken Burns effect' that cause a still image to move and fades between images would make your video look much more professional. They are easy to do, or if you watched the video link I suggested, you heard that they happen automatically with the iMovie app. Let me know if I can help!

Billie, how cool that you pressed through and found a place to sell your tiles. I saw a tile of a rose this week at the Sanctuary. I thought it looked like one of yours. Was it?

Kent, I really enjoyed being with the European artists. They seemed to have an element of innocence about them, a joy in their art form, a zest for life that we've lost. I'm not totally sure how to put it into words yet . . . . but, I'll think about it and see if I can express it more fully.


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