Artists and the Right Brain Connection

I was consulting with a client, Michael, recently and he made this comment… “Gary, I’ve been applying the Smart Art Marketing Pro principles to my life and business for the last year or so, and now I have a very odd problem. I don’t know what to do with all of my free time. Tell […]

Professional Artist or Employee? It’s Your Choice

How do you view change? Is it frightening and intimidating? Or is it an opportunity for positive transformation? When Charles Dickens was a small boy, his father was sent to prison for poverty. As a result, the theme of imprisonment appears repeatedly in his many articles and novels. In one short story he wrote about […]

‘Boy, Do I Feel Crabby!’

In one episode of the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy announces, “Boy, do I feel crabby!” Her little brother, Linus, is quick to try to rescue his sister.  “Maybe, I can be of help.  Why don’t you just take my place here in front of the TV while I go and fix you a nice snack? […]

5 Creative Ways to Share Your Art on Pinterest

Are you looking for creative ideas to share your art on Pinterest and drive traffic to your site? Pinterest is a mainly a visual showcase, which makes it perfect for artists.  And if you’re wondering just how effective a great image can be in driving traffic to your website, read on… Since the launch of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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