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 […]
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Well, you can be both! However the following artists had a cat obsession. Personally cats are the best studio friends. They closely and quietly observe and every now and then get in the middle of what you’re working on. Is it the independent nature of cats and the independence of artists that make this obsession so perfect? Perhaps, but take a look at the following artists and their cats. Pablo Picasso Painter, sculptor, printmaker, draftsman… cat man! Picasso was exceptionally prolific throughout his long lifetime. The total number of artworks he […]
“Grieving for a loved one is never easy, but the holidays seem to deepen sorrow, loneliness, guilt, anxiety and depression. These feelings are completely normal during the holiday season, according to the website American Hospice Foundation.” What more can be said… I’m normal! Ok, so it’s normal to feel sad… But, I don’t think there is a way to quite express the depth of feeling over the loss of someone you love and loved when it is the first ‘family’ holiday without them. Especially when it’s your mom. Earlier this year I lost her to cancer. It’s been tough. Close […]
Meet Artist Jose Higuera The criteria by which an artist chooses a certain path are not always well defined, not even for the artist itself; there are many external and internal hard to control circumstances in the creative process that drive us to this aim of internal understanding of what we want to tell, express … this is not always achieved and, in certain instances during the process, either the starting point or the originally chosen path are forgotten, resulting in different ways of expressing the initial idea. The language of painting is as wide as creativity itself, that is […]