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    How To Tackle Hard Creative Projects

    How To Tackle Hard Creative Projects
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I am pretty good at doing work that comes easily to me but I know that I shy away from the creative work that might prove the richest and the most exciting — but that scares me by its largeness and technical difficulties. Any advice about how I can choose hard projects, instead of always choosing easy ones? ...
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    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines

    Artists Tell All: How to Meet Deadlines
    Dr. Maisel, I have a deadline coming up in a few months and I’m finding myself procrastinating badly. Any tips? - Barbara L., Minneapolis Thanks, Barbara. Here are some tips from artists and writers about how they meet their deadlines—and how you can meet yours. Jerry, a portrait painter, explained: “The thing that works best for me is to have a ...
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    Expanding Your Creative Repertoire

    Expanding Your Creative Repertoire
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I have a certain style and I’m pretty comfortable doing what I currently do. But I also have the itch to stretch and try some new things. Do you have any suggestions for how I might expand my repertoire? Lionel F., Detroit Thanks, Lionel. There may be some new creative projects that you want to begin or some ...
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    How To Keep In Touch with Gallery Owners

    How To Keep In Touch with Gallery Owners
    Hi, Dr. Maisel, I’m lucky enough to be represented in a few galleries but they are all very far away from my hometown. How can I maintain good contact with them from such a great distance? — Laura L Thanks, Laura. I know exactly what you mean! Virtually no one I work with in my capacity as a writer, creativity coach, ...
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    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?

    Should You Disguise Your Artistic Identity to Sell Art?
    Hello, Dr. Maisel, I’ve been wondering about the following question. Is it smarter to “be myself” when I present myself in the art marketplace (and I’m not so sure that “me” is either attractive or wanted) or should I try to adopt some persona and “be somebody” the marketplace wants (if I could figure out who that might be)? I’m guessing ...
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    Should Your Creations Be “Entirely Yours”?

    Should Your Creations Be “Entirely Yours”?
    Dear Dr. Maisel: I’m an art student and I like to copy the paintings of artists I respect so as to learn how they did what they did. Is there anything wrong with copying? Some of my friends think that there is. What do you think? -- Ashley R., Savannah Thanks, Ashley! There’s certainly nothing wrong with copying—not in the context ...
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    How To Use Tourism to Attract Art Buyers

    How To Use Tourism to Attract Art Buyers
    Hello, Dr. Maisel: I live in a place where a lot of tourists come and I have the idea of maybe connecting with them better but I don’t know what to do. Any ideas? - Ronald L., Santa F Thank you, Ronald. Artists know better than anyone that places hold meaning. That’s why they hunger for Paris, Berlin, San Francisco, Greenwich ...
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    Meet ArtBistro Creativity Coach, Eric Maisel

    Meet ArtBistro Creativity Coach, Eric Maisel
    Eric Maisel, PhD, is a California licensed marriage and family therapist, creativity coach, meaning coach, and the author of 30 books. He founded the professions of creativity coaching and meaning coaching, trains coaches worldwide, writes a monthly column for Art Calendar Magazine, hosts two shows on the Personal Life Media Network, provides workshops at venues like the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ...

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