• acrylics,  artists,  paint,  saving money

    Artists on a Budget – Tips to Save Money on Painting Supplies

    Whether you paint with oils, watercolors, or acrylics, stocking up on paint supplies is expensive. It’s especially tempting when you discover new products or get lost in the art store with no strict plan in mind. Artists at any stage of the craft can suffer a big hit to their pocket once they run out of paint, canvas, or need to replace their budgets. But if you are careful, there are ways to cut these costs in half. These following tips will allow you to have the same creative freedom while also saving some money. Be mindful of the supplies you already have. One of the main reasons I used…

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    Meeting Other Artists

    If you are like me and did not go to school for a field in art, it might be difficult to meet other artists. I live in Chicago, and while the city is drowning in artists, it might be an overwhelming process to connect with others in the industry. Whether it is to make friends or form creative partnerships, having the ability to mingle with artists can only help you in your work. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find the best ways to connect network with artists and found some ways that work for me. Art festivals & Events If you live in a big city, there…

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    Why is art important?

    Most of my friends and I share a similar love for art. It might not always be the same medium, but it gives us all an excuse to visit different shows, go to the museum of art store, and even have get togethers to talk about projects and life in general. But I have my few select friends that, for a lack of a better word, dislike art. They do not understand why it is so important for us or for the world in general. Whenever I spend time with these friends, I often find myself asking myself the same questions. Why is art so important? How does it contribute…

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    Finding Inspiration – Tips for Artists That Feel Stuck

    Art you an artist that feels stuck or unmotivated? We live in a world full of distractions. One minute you are planning out the details for your next big art project, the next minute you have an assignment due or your boss emails you about some deadlines. It is easy to get caught up in the daily routines of life and lose creative inspiration. Fortunately, there are always steps we can take to get back in the groove of things. If time is a constraint, you can start with small changes in your everyday flow. Integrating art into your routine. The first step to take to start focusing back on…