Posted on 24. Feb, 2015 by rosepapa.
As artist we struggle sometimes with perfectionism and are never quite satisfied with what we create. This quote from Author Marianne Williamson really connects with me and I find that it gives a deeper insight into what might really be driving us. Perhaps it all starts with love and acceptance of who we are; and acceptance of others, then letting go of personal fears so we can truly shine with our talents! “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2015 by rosepapa.
Born in Louisiana in 1898, David Butler was an “outsider” artist known for his talent in creating yard art from tin cut outs and other found items. Butler was considered highly inventive and visual, crafting colorful animals, dragons, mermaids, and people from tin as he sat on the ground, using a hammer and modified ax head to create original works of art using his keen knowledge of color and spatial relationships. Unlike many self-taught artists who only gained fame following their deaths, David Butler experienced success during his lifetime, holding several museum and gallery exhibitions at various locations including the […]
Are you in a creative rut? Artist dry spell- You’re not alone! You’ve hit a brick wall and what you love to do you now resist – How can you regain your inspiration? All artists and designers go through dry periods. The first time it happens it can be upsetting. What use to come so easily to you now takes effort. And sometimes this effort leads to nothing. You stare and the blank canvas or paper (and for digital designers – the computer screen) and see nothing. You look at your files of inspiration and everything comes back flat and […]
There are lots of popular myths about those who are self-taught and have met with success, whether they’re Illustrators, graphic artists, artists, or CEOs of giant corporations. Sure, most successful people who have gone on to do something they love are motivated, innovative, and determined – but it doesn’t mean they were the master of some novel new invention! What are some of the most popular myths about the successful self-taught? We’ll debunk a few of them here: Entrepreneurs are anti-social. While it may often seem like many of us who are dedicated to reaching success mostly on our own […]
Posted on 12. Jan, 2015 by rosepapa.
Are you an up and coming artist who is relatively new to the idea of promoting your services online? Do you want to sell your artwork online? The Internet is a vast landscape with millions of new businesses launching every day – so yes, it’s highly competitive. But don’t let that scare you; there are ways to market yourself and your art that are easy, and many of them free, great when you don’t have a bottomless advertising budget. Here are 6 must-do’s to start getting the word out about your art: First of all, have your own website. It’s […]
Posted on 09. Jan, 2015 by rosepapa.
Whether you’re a graphic designer, freelance writer, web designer or in any self-taught or self-employed position, rejection can hurt on a personal level. The fact is, all freelancers get their proposal or work rejected at one time or another, it’s just the nature of the business. How can you deal with rejection and move past it? How to Look at Rejection in a Positive Way No one wants to be rejected by a potential new client, or even one they’ve worked for in the past. For a freelancer, the possibility of rejection is a constant; you land one job, complete […]