What's wonderful about being an illustrator is you get to draw and work with color. When thinking eBook ...Think THEME! Seasonal, Holiday, Animals, Flowers, Sea life, you get the idea.
This is an eBook I created years ago. I worked with the publisher who wanted 4 seasonal eBooks in my style of illustration. Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall! They were great fun putting them together and I can see myself creating more. If I can do it I am sure you can too! Think THEME and make it happen!
Every year I try to get involved with ARTOWN in some way. This year after COVID I was a little off, like many of us were and maybe still are. I didn't approach getting involved with the enthusiasm I have had in the past. Then one day, out of the blue, I received a surprise invite from a friend who I met through my association with Sierra Arts years ago. He offered me an opportunity I couldn't and didn't wish to refuse. It was perfect. Sharing my Calligraphy during ARTOWN! You never know who remembers you. So be professional in all the ways you can. It really pays off. Thanks Bill K.
I will be at the Sparks Heritage Museum from 4pm-7pm sharing my Calligraphy "Inspiring Lettering"
I will have my 2022 Calligraphy Calendars and other fun Calligraphy items for sale. You can also give Calligraphy a try with several of the tools I use to create my inspiring lettering. See you at ARTOWN!
In Reno, Nevada where I live we have a month long event called ARTOWN! The Truckee Meadows becomes Art Everywhere. This event draws literally 1000's of visitors to the area. Visual, performing, literary and any other creative art form you can think of takes place in the whole community and the adjacent areas. Business' work together with Artist's to create interest in the artist and their business. It is a Win situation for both.
Take the time to check out ARTOWN to see if you can find a fit for you and your Art and your Arts Business. Ideas are everywhere! Happy Summertime Fun!
What does all that mean? Life, if you look for the miracles that exist in life. Guess what, you see them. Creating ART to me is a miracle. Where do I get the energy, time and inspiration to take this, that, and the other and make something of beauty, that gives me joy! That is a miracle!
Desert Surprise! I live in the desert. We have highways that go on and on, flat, with mountains so far, far away you can barely see them. When the highway runs close to a group of mountains it is a wonderful surprise! How does all this relate to art and Business?
You can be running flat...same old, same old, and then out of the blue! Surprise!!! All of your hard work comes to fruition. Hang in there! Your time is coming!
This image below is called "Desert Surprise" it was created in the Oil Pastel Smudge technique I invented. I recently checked my Oil Pastel Smudge FaceBook page and see I have 2.4K followers. To you it might not be a lot, to me it is amazing! It has been a long time coming. I post on the page every so often and WOW! I'm reaching that many people. Technology is wonderful! Embrace it!
Don't ever give up on your Dreams!
My Art Business takes me to all the most wonderful places in my life. I have been with the Latimer Art Club approximately 5-6 years now, maybe more. I served as their Vice President for 3 years and also the Presenter / Arranger position on the Board for over 5 years. Press on the image and it will take you to the link and full article of the LatimerArtClub.com Many thanks to this fabulous organization that has helped me to become the professional artist I am today!
Head on over to the Make Art Your Business FaceBook page for some fun ideas to get you started. Something you see, read or hear, may just spark your attention and get you going in the right direction, which is forward...
The #12...under the menu of Preparing for Events, Shows & Galleries...let me add Licensing your images too!
The #12 of any medium, subject matter or similarities will make you close to an expert in that particular category. To show you what I mean I have created a 12 month 2021 Calendar of Inspiration. 12 images in the same medium and similar subject matter. I have researched the medium, and came up with a specific theme and this is the final outcome. Think about making a calendar with each idea you wish to bring into fruition. Think 12 months. Think of seasons, holidays, colors and feelings. You get your 12 and you have a product! My particular product is a calendar! Happy Inspiration and Happy Creating!
Let's make 2021 the year of Inspiration! .... Wonderful Words of Inspiration in Calligraphy. 12 Month Calendar by Carol Foldvary-Anderson/varyCarol.com is a functional work of inspiration, beautiful lettering, and positive quotes to lead you into the new year. Spiral-bound hanging wall calendar 8 1/2 x 3 3/4". Printed in full color on heavyweight 80lb cover stock. Made in the USA! $25. - includes free shipping in the United States. Order yours today for a great gift, order two and keep one for yourself. PayPal account: art@varyCarol.com Please remember to include your name, phone number, email and shipping address. I would love to hear from you! Happy Inspiration Everyone!
These are a few of the images I came up with to market a Calligraphy Class taking place on November 2nd. I ran with the Halloween theme since the timing was so close to Halloween. I posted them on several of my social media pages. You have to think ahead! Give it a try! Make your campaign fun, for you and everyone! Happy Halloween! Stay Safe!
So what I have been doing with my time is developing a new line of imagery, one of those that has been on the back burner for a long time. I have always enjoyed working with mandalas, sacred geometry and color. Drawing by had relaxes me. I can take my supplies into any room in the house and work on a clip board. Then I transfer it to the computer and make the magic happen. I am hoping you find your relaxation and release during these challenging times, plus create something new! Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay Creative!
I will be sharing my new line of images soon! The body of work is happening, and I am pleased with how things are developing. Stay positive! Stay tuned! CREATE!