Are You Waiting for a Magic Bullet in Your Art Career?

Do you ever find yourself looking for more information than you need? Do you catch yourself reading and reading (and clicking and clicking) and never taking action? Are you caught in analysis paralysis? Always continually getting ready, making plans, trying to figure it all out in your head so that you will be totally and […]

Did You Write Your Morning Pages Today?

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a well-known book on the subject of creativity and living the artist’s life. The book was first published in 1992 and is still well read today. I read it somewhere around 1999 when I first started to explore what it means to be a modern day artist and […]

Is Your Art Business Ready for the Coming Decade? I’ve Got a Secret to Share With You

“Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Are you ready for me to tell you […]

Social Media for Artists – How To Conquer It And Have A Life Too

Social media for artists can be fun, a great way to network and spread the word about your art to the world and enjoy new collaborations. It can also be a terrifying time sink of gargantuan proportions of the kind where you wake up on Saturday morning and realize you have spent the entire week […]

Gary Bolyer’s Top 5 Kick-Ass Money-Making Art Blogs of All Time

Do you want to know the top 5 money making art blogs of all time? Do you want your art career to totally kick ass? Are you ready to start really making some money with your art? Then you must read these top 5 blogs of mine. Making money is sexy.  Making art is sexy.  […]

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

“I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”        –Mark Twain, US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit (1835 – 1910) It’s been estimated by psychologists that during the course of a normal day the human brain will produce around 60,000 thoughts. And for some reason that the […]

Do You Recognize These 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking?

Do you have mental blocks to creative thinking? Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, start a business, get attention for that business or write an interesting article, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do. People like to call this “thinking […]

6 Ways to Make Money With Your Art Blog

If you haven’t seen it, Daniel Lyons, a talented blogger known for two years as “Fake Steve Jobs,” has an editorial that explains why none of us can make money blogging. Big traffic, no money. Fake Steve Jobs’ best month came with a traffic spike. His actual identity was revealed in the New York Times, […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Sell Your Art on Auction Websites

Have you ever been tempted to put some of your art on auction websites? Or have you ever put your art on auction websites and wondered why it didn’t sell or went for such a low price? If  you’ve been thinking about selling your art on auction websites or even if you have tried it […]

What Can An Artist Learn from Don Quixote?

To dream … the impossible dream …                                                                   I prefer the madness of Don Quixote to the sanity of most other men. Cervante’s Knight […]

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