Artist Tips

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    Site Updates and Blogging

    Hello WordPress my old friend, I switched back to WordPress. Better SEO… this means more people can find my site More options Built in stats cheaper If you have followed my journey from the start then you will know I switched from WordPress. com to wix…. now my site is self hosted on WordPress.org. Thank you to my loyal followers and sorry for the confusion. I have a blog on my site to share the latest series I’m working on, to explain what my works are about, share tips that I have picked up from starting my artistic journey, and more. Having a blog on your art website can help…

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    Tips for Finding the Right Mindset for Creating Art?

    Being an artist takes a certain mindset to be able to create art. 1. You are an artist!: I knew I wanted to be an artist but it wasn’t until a few years ago when I first called myself an artist. Believe in your art. If you don’t take yourself and your artwork seriously, no one will! 2. Have confidence in your work: have confidence in your work! Your art is great and it represents you. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I once had former teachers tell me that doing art through photoshop and creating it digitally isn’t enough. Though I was told that years ago, it stayed with…

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    Adopt Don’t Shop Art vs Design

    Are design and art the same thing? Art – the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Design – a plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made Above are the definitions. What are the similarities and the differences? Art for Pet Adoption Art usually starts with a blank canvas with no rules. Art is an expression of the artist’s thoughts. The artist might see it one way while…

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    How I mange my POD shops, Website and Social Media…..

    I have five print on demand sites, a website, a blog, all the social media to go along with that…. seems like a lot of right? How do I manage it? It started with Redbubble. Redbubble was my first POD shop. I have been with this site for a little around three and a half years. I wanted to build up my portfolio with this site and get the feel for how Print on Demand sites work. I did exactly that, as soon as I felt I got the hang of it and had a decent portfolio going….. I started a Society6 shop. Then after a while I added a…

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    What is #Artvsartist?

    The hashtag #ArtvsArtist is once again trending on social media. What is it? Basically, its a grid of nine photos, eight of your favorite works that you are proud to show off and they represent you! The ninth photo is a photo of yourself. Its “mini-portfolio”. Like I have said many times art is an extension of you. It shows what you are passionate about, your feelings, your thoughts that are better represented through art than words. This is mine.….. Showing off some of my photography, favorite digital artworks that I have currently done, some Society6 and Redbubble products. Also featuring my t-shirt from Teepublic and my website critic. Yours…

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    Importance of tagging on Print on Demand Sites

    Today I want to talk about the importance of tagging your work on sites like Redbubble and other Print on Demand sites…. Why should I tag my work? Tag your work so it will be found! If you don’t tag your work how can it be found….. What tags should I use? Describe your work. What first comes to mind when you look at your artwork. What are the colors used? What are the elements of the piece. How many tags should I use? I always use as many tags as I can. I aim for 10 – 15 tags. Redbubble allows for 30 tags, every site is different. Society6…

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    Favorite Youtube Artists

    One way to keep learning and expanding your skills as an artist is watching videos Two places I go to Skillshare and YouTube. Primly YouTube, it’s free! Here are some of my favorite YouTube artists. These artists have amazing artwork, great tips and a loyal fan base to back up their work! 1.Kirsty Partridge Art Kristy Partridge uses watercolor pencils and charcoal to create amazing artwork! Her YouTube channel is full of tutorials, artist tips, and hacks! I personally love her videos for Art Topics and Advice, where Kristy talks about various aspects of art while showing a time-lapse of her beautiful artwork. 2. Happy D. Artist Happy D. uses…

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    The Story of the Starving Artist

    I’m sure every artist has heard the term “starving artist”, myself included. I talk a little bit about this in my blog about how I started my Art Journey. I’m not a huge fan of getting called this…. honestly I’m not making a huge amount of money yet, but I believe that one day I can (I can pay my Hulu/Spotify/Google/ Wix monthly subscriptions). You need more than great art to be successful in the art world. You might think of art as a hobby but if you want to be able to support yourself you need 1. Motivation – you need to believe in your art and yourself. 2.…

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    A look back on 2018!

    Wow, I can’t believe another year has gone by. Here are some of my favorites….. I have taken so many photos of my adventures and created many new digital works. Here is my Artist Summary 2018. Here are some of my favorites….. Favorite Photos of 2018 Favorite Digital Artwork of 2018 Popular Designs of 2018 From left to right: Keep Fighting Little Butterfly Tshirt, Adopt Don’t Shop Typography Tote Bag, Fluent Woof Round Pillow, Blackbird Doodles Sticker, Galaxy Wilderness Love Carry-All Pouch, Love is a Four Letter Word – Rose Gold and Marble Sticker, Wildflower Pop Art Wall Tapestry, Female Power Quote Sticker, Love of the Animals Typography Sticker ***…

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    My Artist Testimony

    Wait! I thought this was a art blog…. Don’t worry I just wanted to share some of my more important Instagram posts with you. If your curious about how Purelifephotoss, start with My Artist Journey. Creativity can’t be studied or copied, its a gift. I always felt that I had found my calling as a artist. When people tell me that they love my art it just tells me that I made the right choice……Yes, you can study art and go to college for it but all you really need to succeed is patience, passion and courage. Be patient, art takes time. Be passionate, art needs emotions. It’s a part…