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Artist Strong Blog

Enjoy interviews and articles about creative process and our inherent creative spirit.

When your artwork doesn’t match what you imagined

When you get inspired to create, how does that inspiration inform your final work? Does it have to match exactly what you imagined for you to feel the work is a success? What happens if the work decides to be something different? Hi my name is Carrie and here on...

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Money Mindset: How to Write a Budget for an Artist Grant

How do you know what you don’t know? Too many of us hold unexamined, internalized definitions of what it means to make art and be an artist. And to make matters worse, it is often the case these subconscious beliefs about our art are negative and critical. Just...

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How perfectionism holds you back from making your best art

Have you ever made a commitment to yourself and your art, only to find that life gets in the way? I certainly have! In the build up to my solo exhibition, I made a commitment to make art everyday in the month of May. But… I started off the month missing the first two...

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Art Blogging Best Practices

The Overwhelm of Getting Started I’ve observed a lot of artists who have an interest in possibly selling and/or exhibiting their art who get overwhelmed by all the technical things involved in this online age, not to mention all the things they “should” remember to...

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Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art?

I have an article called Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art. In it, I talk about different reasons people may struggle to finish and what they can do about it. But I think there is actually something else going on that is much more insidious when we catch ourselves...

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10 Reasons Artists Should Join Clubhouse

Clubhouse is a new social media app that is on the rise. So, what is it? It’s a platform that’s entirely audio. It’s also in real time. This means there are no recordings and if you don’t join a conversation while it’s happening, you miss out. It’s kind of like...

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How to fund a body of art

A common objection I hear to making art is that it costs money. What if you could find a way to fund your explorations, experiments, and even the materials to make your art? Hello my name is Carrie Brummer and here on Artist Strong I help artists like you build your...

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4 Lessons For Formidable Landscapes

In today’s video I’m looking at work by community member Linda. We discuss: the importance of value in a landscape, atmospheric perspective, a strategy to improve your compositions, and how to use focal points. I also offer some tips on using color to create harmony...

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