Archives for September 2011

Can you do me a favor?

I’d love to find out how my blog is helping you. To be more specific, I want to find out what topics you like to see me write about, so I can do more of that. If you have some time, would you mind taking this brief poll? [polldaddy poll=5545628] If you can give a […]

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 […]

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? Occupy Wall Street Continues

“Today is day 5,” read a sign in the midst of thousands of people camping out at Liberty Plaza yesterday, steps away from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange with the naked lady. It’s been a week since the Occupy Wall Street protests began, and the protesters show no sign of backing down, […]

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, […]

2 Best Crowdfunding Sites for Artists: How to Raise Money From Patrons and Strangers

Are you looking for money to fund your art project?  Do you have a great idea for a creative venture but don’t have the bankroll to get it going? You may have reached out to friends and family, but right now in these tough economic times they may be unable to help. So is this […]

Mastering the 7 Key Components of Value: How to Paint Like a Modern-Day Rembrandt

Are you ready to take your painting to the next level?  Are you ready to master the 7 key components of value?  Would you like to know the secrets of painting like a modern-day Rembrandt? If you are a beginning painter, practicing the ideas in this article will put you light years ahead on your […]

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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