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Artists and creatives being themselves on social media. When you operate on social media as a creative person, it can ...
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Breathe life into your art and then release it. I was talking to a fellow creator today about the risks ...
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Are you socially isolated and bored? If you're being a responsible member of society, you are staying home and are ...
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Do your part. Stay home. Make art. This is all I have been thinking about for the last week. Every ...
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Are you a customer or a partner? This issue has come up frequently in my experiences in the art world ...
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It's blog time! I apologize for being absent the last few weeks. You can read my excuse here, but I ...
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*This post contains affiliate links. Have you been accepted into a group show? Are you showing your work in a ...
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Yesterday, I was randomly thinking about a mass email I had to send at my last 9-5 job. I was ...
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*Links contained in this post are affiliate links for Amazon and I will earn a commission if you make a ...
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Creativity doesn't come from nothing. The creative mind requires input to create output. I've written about how to find inspiration ...
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This blog post has been brought to you by an awesome artist asking me questions on Instagram. If you have ...
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A little over a year ago, I bought myself a pigment printer to make prints of my artwork at home ...
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When inspiration comes easily. Many creators know how intense emotions and situations can compel them to create. How many love ...
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Cultivate and share it. Being different can suck, but it's not all bad. I remember feeling out of place as ...
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You can't predict the success of your creations. I make a lot of art, and I make a lot of ...
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If you read last week's post, you may have gathered that I haven't been in my peak creative form for ...
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A little emotional honesty... I haven't been posting as much on social media, nor have I been creating as much ...
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*This post contains Amazon Affiliate Links: I will earn a commission if you make a purchase! Be an original and ...
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Do we waste our boredom on technology? Last night, I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook and I saw a post ...
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Put aside judgement and evaluate the basics. Art critiques. In art school, they are a pain. Students awkwardly stand in ...
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Have you ever had your creative spirit crushed? Some might say that I am too sensitive. Over the years, I ...
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Leverage your social following and work with well known companies. The first time I got free art supplies from a ...
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This is what I do to get more exposure on social media and you should do it too. I've written ...
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My Favorite Refillable Fineline Applicator I've been using variations of this fineline applicator since January of 2017 and it is ...
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Clear your mind and find your own voice. The other morning, I woke up and started scrolling through Instagram with ...
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This might seem like a weird question, but let me explain. In my last post, I wrote about excuses artists ...
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Are you making them right now? Making art can be one of the most fulfilling ways to spend your time ...
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I'm not going to lie. Selling art isn't easy. Whether you are just starting out with selling your work online ...
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Are you doing the work, but not getting engagement? For years, I struggled in the art world. I wasn't growing ...
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Are you thinking about starting an Instagram account just for your art, but have no idea what to name it? ...
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Dealing with copycats comes with the territory of being an artist... And I don't believe it's a bad thing. You've ...
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You can grow your audience with loads of quality content. (And no. You don't just have to create more art.) ...
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To Watermark or not to Watermark-- This is a question I get asked often, and I actually have some strong ...
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Every artist at some point has viewed a piece of art and thought "Wait, people like this? People think this ...
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Stop being a hater and embrace community over competition. There are loads of haters out there. When I was in ...
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A Guide for Creatives All artists and creators have that little voice in our head that we swear is trying ...
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11 Truths and Tips from One Artist to Another. For those of you who don't know me, I'm the creator ...
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What's the point of writing a blog? Some people start a blog to talk about themselves. Some people hold onto ...
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I recently read a piece of advice from an artist's manager that said you have to get out and attend ...
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Once upon a time, (my short art education bio) I've been creating art since I was physically able to grasp ...
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You don't need to spend a bunch of money to learn how to create art. In fact, you can learn ...
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*This rant has been brought to you by too much coffee, and the desire to yell at someone on the ...
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Creative Burnout is real. Your passion can exhaust you I started the new year by making goals for myself as ...
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*I will earn a commission when you make a purchase through the links in this post. Art Supplies:  11"x14" stretched ...
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I have strong feelings about this one as an artist. If you read my last post about wasting money on big ...
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Picture This... You're an artist trying to sell your work. Your follower count has been stagnant for weeks. You want ...
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Don't be an Artist Stereotype Flighty. Absentminded. Moody. Overly emotional. Whatever the cliché may be, you don't have to be ...
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You're charging WHAT for that piece?! Most artists will tell you that pricing their work is one of the hardest ...
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Is it possible to make a living from your art? If you follow my art journey on social media, you ...
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My Current Favorite Supplies MEA’s October 2018 Look in the Artsy Tool Box Hey! It's time to share some of ...
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Instagram Tips for Artists  A collection of resources for Fall 2018 As a full time artist, I am constantly trying ...
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Should You Host an Instagram Giveaway? Advice from a fellow Artist It seems that social media is rife with giveaways ...
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How I Promote My Artwork on the Internet Marketing and Promotions for Artists on Social Media and More Promoting your ...
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How I Make Fine Art Prints of My Work What I use to photograph, edit, and print from home. *Links ...
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There Are No Rules in the Art World There are only preferences and opinions. I used to be the type ...
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My Current Favorite Supplies MEA's August 2018 Look in the Artsy Tool Box I get bored easily, so I'm always ...
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Are you forcing yourself into an art business before you're ready? Why you need to perfect your craft, deal with ...
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8 Thoughts You'll Have as an Artist Rest assured. You're not alone. Do you make art? Then I bet my ...
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How to be a Confident Artist  At any stage in your career. Ever struggle with confidence? Ever find yourself questioning ...
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How I Ship My Artwork Shipping your art doesn't have to be scary. *The product links in this blog are ...
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Are You Stealing From Other Artists? Maintain Your Artistic Integrity and Steal Responsibly While Creating Also,  Avoid Copyright Infringement... (*Disclaimer: ...
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How to Get Started as an Artist The Messy Ever After Way Getting started as an artist doesn't have one ...
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Why You Shouldn't Feel Like a Failure When You're Not Making Sales From a Fellow Artist Making money as a ...
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How to Write Engaging Instagram Captions Advice for Artists Most people are not on Instagram to pay attention to you ...
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8 Things You'll Hear as an Artist or Creative Professional I've been in the art world for about 9 years ...
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Winsor & Newton Water Colour After Effects Gift Collection Review Recently, I have been practicing watercolors quite a bit. Watercolors ...
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Fine Line Bottles for Acrylic Paint Detailing If you follow my work, you already know I am obsessed with these ...
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Liquitex Gloss Varnish Comparison High Gloss Varnish vs. Gloss Medium and Varnish *Disclosure: I earn commission on purchases made through ...
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How to Increase Your Instagram Followers in 2018 Tips and Advice for Artists to Grow an Organic and Genuine Following ...
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Recording Art Videos with a Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 * If you follow the affiliate product links below and make ...
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How to Overcome Introversion While Selling Your Art Are you an introvert? I am most definitely an introvert. Which simply ...
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Are You a "Real" Artist? Is there such a thing? Every now and then, I read comments on various social ...
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Nobody Wants Your Art, but it's not because it's bad.
Nobody wants your art. But it's not because it's bad... Okay, so I don't know if your art is good ...
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The sort of stereotypical story of an artist with depression. And her stupidly simple recipe for happiness. Hey! I'm Kelly ...
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How to Overcome "Art Dread" Are you afraid of the studio? First of all, what is "Art Dread"? It's a ...
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Silicone Spray to Create Cells I don't like to mix silicone into my fluid paints very often, because I like ...
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Air Compressor Alternatives Want to try out my method of blowing paint around with an air compressor, but are you ...
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My Fluid Paint Recipe * If you follow the affiliate product links below and make a qualified purchase through Amazon ...
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Air Compressor for Manipulating Fluid Paint Aside from my fine line applicator bottles, my air compressor is what I get ...
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How to Price Your Art With an Easy Formula *Disclaimer: This post is based on personal experience and may not ...
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Electric Storm Fluid Painting Time Lapse This video features music by a good friend. Check out Deep Love for more! ...
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Reasons not to be an artist. Okay,  so there is no viable reason not to create art. It doesn't matter ...
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Red and Green Flowers Fluid Painting Time Lapse I can't get enough of these flowers! I have listed the supplies ...
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Knots and Weaves Fluid Painting Time Lapse Kelly from Messy Ever After here! I have become obsessed with fine lining ...
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How to Make Art A Habit If You Want to Make Art into a Career- You Can't Wait to be ...
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YouTube Video Thursday Video day! If you've been watching my Instagram account lately, you may have noticed I have been ...
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NEW: Too lazy to read this post? I got a video for that. What is Your Style? Style is learned, ...
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YouTube Video Thursday If you enjoy this video please like, subscribe, and follow Messy Ever After on the various social ...
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How to Brand Your Instagram Account A Guide for Artists Branding is everything, and as an artist you have a ...
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How to Choose the Best Instagram Hashtags Advice for Artists If you are new to Instagram, or have been struggling ...
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How I Record and Edit Art Process Videos The Messy Ever After Way I love watching art time lapse and ...
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With Camera and Lighting Examples If you just read my last post about starting an online store as an artist, you ...
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Easy to Use and No Monthly Fee After my last post about how I made it to 20k followers on ...
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How to Increase Instagram Followers as an Artist How I went from 300 to 20k followers in three months. When ...
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It is a sneakily  destructive quote for relationships and personal growth. We've all seen the quote. It floats around social ...
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A delicious recipe for wraps and sandwiches. Back in June, I helped make all of the food for my niece's wedding ...
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Perfect high fiber and protein breakfast recipe. I learned a long time ago that I can't eat really sugary things ...
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A recipe for hungry sushi lovers who don't want to eat raw fish. I love this recipe on hot days ...
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Dinner Recipe for Veggie Lovers You don't HAVE to love veggies, but--there isn't meat on here so you should probably ...
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Perfect Flavorful and Healthy Dinner Recipe There are a handful of recipes that I make every week and never get ...
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A Perfect Party Dip or Late Night Snack. This salsa is where Mexican meets Mediterranean. I'm calling it Greek Avocado ...
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A Perfect Healthy and Flavorful Dinner Recipe Prepare your Belly! One night, I had no idea what to cook for ...
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A Great Topping for Tacos, Sandwiches, and More I am a bit of a culinary thief. Whenever I try new ...
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Delicious Spread for Parties, Snacking, or an Unconventional Breakfast I fell in love with goat cheese last year. Then I tasted ...
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As I drink my coffee on this cold and wet Minnesota spring morning, I can't help but realize I forgot ...
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Blank is the New Beautiful
Why we should stop trying to redefine beauty. We don't need to redefine it. We need to stop telling people ...
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As the title of this post oh so delicately suggests, I am not the best at selling my art. My ...
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You ever do something really stupid/awesome? Like quit your job with the goal of somehow making a living from doing ...
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I quit my job. I quit my stable, 8 to 5 office setting job…to be an artist. Time to panic ...
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