Jan
3
2011

Putting Your Art Career in Motion in January! by M Theresa Brown

Everyone loves the start of a New Year! It's human nature to review the  past year, look forward to a new year and see its possibilities.  And it is human nature to make plans and set goals for each new year! Technically the stretch of holidays ended with New Year's Day. But we have spent days revamping our websites...still doing that.....and  getting organized  long before that D-Day of January 1.  :-) The good news is that we ended 2010 with a bang...the final 3 months exploded with orders and new collectors.  Like everyone else who works for a living , we too, have had to tweak, adjust and re-work areas of t... [More]
Dec
13
2010

Spotlight on Artist ANN FLAHERTY by M Theresa Brown

When a participant in one of our art marketing seminars came up to me afterwards and began to chat about some of the aspects of things we had discussed, little did I realize what an amazing person I was talking with!Sometimes touching the lives of thousands starts with a simple concept: Finding a need and fulfilling it. 7 years ago, Fiber artist and quilter, Ann Flaherty, from Fayetteville, NC,  is an artist who did just that. Not only did she use her artistic abilities to solve an immediate challenge in her own family with a lonely grandchild who missed his Iraq deployed daddy, she took on the challenge of making sure that ALL lonely ch... [More]
Dec
10
2010

The Value of Workshops by M Theresa Brown

Years ago, when you wanted to know something about how to create art, your choices were limited. Either you read a book or went to college. There was no YouTube, DVDs and if you had TV (seriously-as recent as 40 years ago, many people did not!) you may catch a show with the earliest of the TV artists, Jon Gnagy! In fact, even  a store that sold JUST art supplies was pretty rare.  Summer painting workshops  have been around for a century or more but unless one had access to that location or circle of artists, there was little available for the average artist. You simply did the best you could with what you had or you gave up and... [More]

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