How to Make More Art

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  1. Nadine Harper

    I’m not sure where I am headed, maybe this series of videos will help me out.

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    • Carrie

      Hi Nadine! I didn’t know where I was going for a long time. It’s totally part of the journey <3

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    • Dawn

      In my experience you never know where you’re heading until you’re there.

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      • Carrie

        And having faith in that journey, knowing you’ll reach it, that’s so SO important.

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  2. Catharina

    I am so excited about this idea of accountability! My biggest problem is always “I wish I had more time!” I got my calender printed out and I have cute little star stickers I will use to mark my creative days! Thank you so much for this.

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    • Carrie

      Catharina I’m so glad you are inspired by the accountability discussion and the calendar. I LOVE that you are using star stickers! I am totally buying myself stickers to do the same thing. 🙂

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  3. Barbara Ellis

    Just saw this replay. Thanks for the encouragement! After my solo show closed early this month, I have been focused solely on marketing that work and a studio full of art. Time to envision what I want 2018 to look like, and dive in!

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    • Carrie

      Hi Barbara, congratulations on your solo show! Sounds like you’ve been working hard and doing good things for your art. I hope 2018 brings you many blessings <3

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  4. Jeanne

    I have plenty of time, ideas and equipment. My problem is parting with my art. I cannot get to the point of letting it go even for a price. I have closets and rooms stacked with finished pieces that I don’t trust anyone with. Any suggestions? I have been like this for decades.

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    • Carrie

      Jeanne, I would love to tell you why you hold onto your work but only you know the answer to that question. Understanding the source of what keeps you blocked can help you move forward.

      Action is the other means to move forward. Find someone you KNOW you can trust to share some of your work. See how it feels. One step at a time. I’m here cheering you on!

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      • Rosemary

        I part with a lot of my art but there are a lot of pieces I am either proud of or just like so much that I don’t want to let them go. Recently a friend suggested taking pictures of those pieces and placing them for sale online in a place dedicated to selling prints. I’m not sure of exactly how to do that but I think I would like doing it. I would be sharing my creations but I could still hang on to the original. How would you feel about doing that?

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        • Carrie

          Hi Rosemary, my answer to you is why not?! If that is how you want to start I say go for it! You can use a company like Redbubble, or use a drop ship company like Iprintfromhome.com depending on how you want to set yourself up. Redbubble takes most of the money but they handle payments and shipping entirely for you. With Iprintfromhome you could set your own prices, take payment, then ship directly to your clients using Iprintfromhome who will print your art and then ship it on your behalf.

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  5. Teresea

    I spend at a minimum some time each day at least watching a YouTube video on painting techniques, instructions, tips, actual painting even if I don’t sketch, paint or doodle. I apparently have a style of a limited palette. Only my abstracts have more than 3 to 5 main colors.

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    • Carrie

      Studying art techniques and other artists is a GREAT way to be making art even when you can’t or don’t want to actually make. Great idea! I also encourage artists to limit their palette. Smart. Smart.

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