How to be a Great Artist or Writer: 4 Secret Lessons from James Joyce

Would you like to be a great artist or great writer like James Joyce? Did you ever read Ulysses?  What about Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man? If you have ever studied James Joyce, you know that his writings are full of secret codes. He was a master of coding references into his […]

Gary Bolyer’s 5 Most Inspirational Art Blogs of All Time

Do you want to know the most inspirational art blogs? Okay, so you want to be inspired? You want to feel something don’t you? You want to feel it in your bones? Then you must read these 5 inspirational art blogs that I have written. If you don’t know what I’ve been writing about lately, […]

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

Do you want your art career to totally kick-ass? Do you want to be an art star of the highest order? Then these 5 art blogs that I have written are totally must-reads. If you don’t know what I’ve been writing about lately, then you are just yesterday’s leftover tuna fish.  I’ll see you at […]

Do You Have a Bucket List?

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.  ~Pablo Picasso As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. ~Zachary Scott To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.  ~William James A few years back, Jack […]

A Prayer for Andy Warhol

“Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone’s got to take care of all your details.”  – Andy Warhol Not long ago I was in Manhattan around Union Square.  I actually go there pretty often.  It’s one of my favorite places in the city. There’s a Barnes & Noble […]

The 6 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

Do you want to be a great and highly effective artist? I do. I might be getting a bit obsessed with it, actually. Ideas pop into my head unexpectedly. I keep a long running list of ideas for improving my work. I also study how the most successful artists got where they are, and I […]

The 7 Deadly Sins of Artists

Did you know that there are 7 deadly sins of artists? Are you committing one or more of the 7 deadly sins of artists and don’t even know it? If you are an artist, the bad news is you have millions of competitors. The good news is most of them suck. The same problems come […]

Don’t Be Fickle. Don’t Change Directions

America is facing some of its greatest challenges ever.  The America that we have today is much different from the America that I knew as a boy. I think that one of the biggest problems facing Americans today is that we’ve become a very fickle people.  If the wind blows this way, we go this way. If the wind blows […]

Beauty only comes by grace…

Someone once told me that beauty only comes by grace. So it came to be that I stood with my sister in the presence of grace in the form of beauty, in the form of art, in the form of paintings that hung in long hallways that echoed as we spoke. They were seascape paintings, images of […]

The best advice I ever got…

The best advice I ever got on how to live a life came from one of my English professors when I was a student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. I don’t remember the professor’s name. I don’t remember what he looked like. I do remember that he was a seasoned man, a gifted […]

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