How Small Steady Actions Move Us Forward to Our Artistic Goals

“Do not be afraid of moving slowly.  Be only afraid of standing still.”  – Chinese Proverb Have you ever thought about the importance of the small, steady actions you take every day toward your artistic goals? You can’t imagine how important these really are. Most of us have a very distorted notion of how things […]

Why Artists Are the Luckiest People I Know

“Picasso was drawing like an angel in the crib.” – Louise Nevelson, Sculptor Artists are the luckiest people I know. That may sound a little funny to you, but it’s true. Without question, artists are the luckiest people. Here’s why I say this. A few years ago, I was at a friend’s house socializing with a […]

Going Through: Surviving the Swamplands of the Artistic Journey

“Truth is always on the side of the more difficult.” – Friedrich Nietzche Not too far from the small town where I grew up in northwest Louisiana, there is a long stretch of swamplands called, graphically enough, “Black Lake Swamp.” There is a paved highway with bridges that runs right through the heart of the […]

Blueprint for Building a Community of Artists: An Inspiring Message of Hope from Marsha Savage

No matter what happens with our national economy, there will be artists who thrive, and who very much enjoy their prosperity. These are the people who refused to fail, who didn’t give up, and who have surrounded themselves with like-minded people traveling the same evolutionary path. Marsha Hamby Savage, a landscape painter living and working […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity And Stifle Your Artistic Success

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts the moment you get up and doesn’t stop until you get into the office.” ~ Robert Frost It’s a myth that only highly intelligent people are creative. In fact, research shows that once you get beyond an I.Q. of about 120, which is just a little above […]

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