Many artists enter competitions with the hopes of having their work win one of the prestigious prizes. The acknowledgment alone is enough to make you feel validated in your work especially if it’s a competition you need to be juried into. But what happens when your work doesn’t win a prize or worse doesn’t get … Continue reading Dealing With Art Competition Rejection
Try as you might, not everyone is going to like you or your art. If you've got an inner people-pleaser like many of us do, then the concept of this probably doesn't sit well with you. When it comes to the creative things that you put out into the world this can be especially hurtful. … Continue reading Ways to Combat Online Negativity
You may not have heard of the word before but whether or not a particular brand is lightfast or not, is a hot topic in the colored pencil world. This singular quality has enough power right now, to, in some cases, be the ultimate deciding factor in whether or not someone purchases a certain brand … Continue reading Does Lightfast Really Matter?
Most artists know it’s important to sign their artwork but often they are not sure where to sign or even how. Your signature is a written mark that represents you as a person. This unique way that you write your name is used not only as an identifier but as a security measure as well. … Continue reading Signing Your Artwork the Right Way
Every January, we take stock of our successes and failures and promise ourselves that this year will be different. This is the year we will do that thing we’ve been talking about doing for forever or finally losing that 10 pounds. For some, just saying it is enough and they spring into action and make … Continue reading It’s Never too Late to Set Goals
You would be hard-pressed to walk down the street in the last decade, and not see the steady incline of people starring at their phones as if there was literally nothing else around them that was more interesting. We are often experiencing life through our phone screens instead of with our own eyes. Instead of … Continue reading Instagram is Not Validating You As An Artist