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    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Creative Job

    Blog Your Way to the Perfect Creative Job
    We don’t have to tell you — it’s not easy to get a job these days. In this economy, it's easy to get stressed out over less-than-plentiful job openings. So the question remains: What’s the secret to getting the job you want? Unfortunately, we don’t have secrets, but we do have answers. The main one? Start a blog! Come on, admit ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Burnout and Pacing

    ArtBistro Podcast: Burnout and Pacing
    *Accidental Creative Podcast* h4. Burnout and Pacing As those required to "create-on-demand" it can be difficult to maintain anything resembling a healthy "pace" in our lives. Sometimes it can feel like we're hitting the same note over-and-over again and our RPM's are constantly *revved to the max.* We must learn PACE if we want to keep our creative edge. Right-click ...
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    8 Ways to Get Your Greeting Cards in Stores

    8 Ways to Get Your Greeting Cards in Stores
    If you’ve got a greeting card line and want more retail stores to carry it, these techniques can help get your foot in the door. Choose carefully what you will offer – it should meet the needs of the buyer, and give them the incentive to try your line. Experienced sales reps and savvy card companies make these irresistible offers and ...
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    Create your own Podcast using GarageBand, iPhoto and iWeb

    You will select 8 of your favorite digital imaging files from your Imaging, Elements, and Principles folders and create an 60-80 second podcast. *+PART 1+* 1. Open iPhoto. 2. Select File>New Album… (Apple+N) Create a new album. Name it “art_podcast”. 3. Select the 8 best files that you worked on in The Gimp and drag them into this album. One of ...
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    Digital Painting: Choosing Colors in Photoshop

    Digital Painting: Choosing Colors in Photoshop
    When you paint digitally, one of the most intimidating tasks can be choosing colors. On a traditional palette, you might have 6-12 tubes of paint to work with, but on the computer there are millions of colors available. How do you work with options like that? Here is how I have tackled this problem. Choices: When you install and load Photoshop ...
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    Preparing to Paint with Acrylics: 5 Video Tutorials

    Benefits of Painting with Acrylic Paints Next: How to Prepare your Canvas to Paint with Acrylics → [page] How to Prepare your Canvas to Paint with Acrylics Next: Types of Surfaces to Paint with Acrylics → [page] Types of Surfaces to Paint with Acrylics Next: Acrylic Painting with Translucent Paints & Washes → [page] Acrylic Painting with Translucent Paints & Washes ...
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    Tips for Keeping a "Green" Studio!

    Tips for Keeping a "Green" Studio!
    Draw on it! There are many ways to stay green in the art studio. One of the best ways is by finding a use for the scraps and leftovers that might otherwise be thrown out. This month we showed you how to cut a simple mat, but before you throw out that piece you cut out of the middle, here are ...
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    Video Tutorial: How to Draw Valentine Hearts With Wings

    Video Tutorial: How to Draw Valentine Hearts With Wings
    It's never too late to show that special someone that you care. And, handmade gifts are straight from the heart. Learn how to draw a Valentine's Day heart with wings to adorn a Valentine card, a surprise love note, or even place-mats for a romantic dinner — Love! Here's how: How to Draw Valentine Hearts With Wings div.custom_widget {border:0px;}[widget:related_reads_videotutorials]
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    Paper Terminology Glossary

    Paper Terminology Glossary
    When you are shopping for paper for your latest art project did you ever wonder what a Deckle Edge was? Or what 100% Rag actually means? Or whether you should choose Hot Pressed over Cold Pressed? We have compiled this handy list of artist paper terminology for your reference. Enjoy! *100% Rag* Made entirely of cotton and/or linen rag pulp *Bond ...
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    Artist Painting Surfaces ( i.e. Canvas)

    There are three primary support materials used in traditional painting. Here are some quick facts about each. *Cotton Duck Canvas* - The most commonly used cloth support for painting. "Cotton Duck":http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_products.cfm?classID=1310&subclassID=131010&brandname=Utrecht &ab=1 is economical, archival, and available in widths and weights to suit every possible painting application. [widget:9_steps_guide_art_benifits] *Linen Canvas*- Once the common utility cloth of Medieval Europe, Linen is now ...
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    Archival Mounting Products

    Linen tape is the most common product for archivally mounting works on paper, though Lineco also makes a paper tape for the same purpose. The original version of mounting tape has a water-activated adhesive that must be moistened to make it stick. A self-adhesive alternative has also been developed. Framer’s corners are archival plastic film triangles that work like oversized ...
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    How to Cut a Mat

    h4. Matting Basics A mat is necessary to protect works on paper, physically preventing the surface of the artwork from coming in contact with picture glass (or another matted work if stacked for storage). Professional picture framers will provide this service, but many artists find the cost prohibitive, and the turnaround time doesn’t always mesh with deadlines. Every artist should be ...
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    Choose the Right Easel

    Choose the Right Easel
    Most artists eventually own more than one easel; the large, full-size easels good for a permanent painting station are not portable, and folding travel easels are not always stable enough for larger works. When choosing a first easel, consider the primary use- travel or permanent studio use. The physical dimensions of the painting area will determine the height of the mast ...
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    Links for Artists

    These links are provided as a resource for showing your work, scholarships, grants, residencies, and other organizations to help artists. Want to get linked? Email: info@artbistro.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to ArtBistro on your site. Are you a member and want to post your personal site? click here. Art Organizations • ...
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    Partner with ArtBistro

    Would you or your organization like to have a permanent link to ArtBistro? Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about ArtBistro. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. ArtBistro is now offering all art and ...
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    Links for Designers

    These links are provided as a resource for showing your work, scholarships, trade information, latest design trends and other organizations that help designers. Want to get linked? Email: info@artbistro.com for more information. - See your link here? Make sure to add a link to ArtBistro on your site. Are you a member and want to post your personal site? click here. ...
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    VivoZoom – a New PhotoStock Service

    VivoZoom – a New PhotoStock Service
    From time to time I have decided that I am going to share some cool resources that I use or find particularly compelling not only because I am a bit of a “techie” but also love sharing these finds with others. So if you DO find these tips/resources valuable to your art/creative/photo business I would love to hear about it OR ...
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    Creatives: 8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block

    Creatives: 8 Surefire Ways to Break Writer’s Block
    There's nothing more frustrating to a creative copywriter than writer’s block. You strain your brain to make something happen, but nothing comes out. You’re out of ideas. And it seems like there's nothing you can do to fix the situation. Sometimes the words just won’t come, and staring at a blank page just makes you more frustrated. Don’t throw your hands ...
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Rhythm Has Your Creativity Got It?

    ArtBistro Podcast: Rhythm Has Your Creativity Got It?
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #71* Rhythm Rhythm is critical to the creative process. When we treat ourselves like machines, we will find that our capacity to create is diminished, but when we cultivate a sense of rhythm we will increase our long-term creative viability. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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    ArtBistro Podcast: Process vs. Product Two Essential Parts of Creating

    ArtBistro Podcast: Process vs. Product Two Essential Parts of Creating
    *ArtBistro Podcast: #65* Process vs. Product We create things. That's what we do. But we cannot fixate on the things at the expense of the process. In this podcast, we talk about why process and product are two essential and complementary parts of creating. Right-click (PC) or Control-click (Mac) here to save the podcast MP3 file.
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