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EBSQ Friday Five

Tuxedo Dreamin' by Christine Striemer

1. Before I saw the title of Christine Striemer’s Code’s latest painting, I thought, what a lovely dream-like quality. Spot on! Cat lovers will fall for Tuxedo Dreamin’.

2. Don’t forget to download Maureen Frank’s January Mandala – Confidence. “Our confidence comes with remembering and celebrating our past and present accomplishments regardless of how trivial.”

3. The clock is ticking for our January Art Exhibits. Have you entered? Check them out today – Penguins and Flower of the Month: Snowdrops.

4. An interesting article from EmptyEasel.com – Are you over-sharing your artwork?

5. Artkick founder brings Bill Gates’ digital art dream to life – Read about the project and check out the Artkick App. What do you think about this new way to bring art to the public?

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EBSQ Friday Five

Cavaliere Errante by Alessandro Andreuccetti

1. Alessandro Andreuccetti mixed media painting Cavaliere Errante was impossible to miss on the front page of EBSQ this morning. I love the burst of colors on top of the text. Magnifico!

2. Did you know the University of California Press has over 770 ebooks available for free to the public? There is a collection of books on Architecture, Art, Art History, Art Theory and many more subjects. Browse the public ebooks by subject here.

3. Ever wondered how often you should be posting to different social media outlets? It could make a difference to how you market you art!

4. Art Installation at J.F.K. Faces Possible Destruction – It would be a crime to destroy this installation. Anyone have a 600 ft wall available?

5. 12 Things You Should Never Say To An Artist ;)

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EBSQ Friday Five

Dreamer by Alma Lee

Dreamer by Alma Lee

1. If you frequent our forums, today’s featured art should look familiar to you. Artist Alma Lee has been creating a series of digital artworks inspired by Tamara de Lempicka. Her latest, Dreamer, is my favorite in the series.

2. Did you know 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased art online? Read: How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth.

3. This year’s Twitter Art Exhibit is taking place in Orlando to benefit the Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes. Deadline to enter is February 21st! I won’t be able to make it to the exhibit, but my art will be there.

4. Have you seen the Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at Jessica Chastain as Merida.

5. Ever wanted to learn how to paint digitally? Concept Artist and Illustrator Matt Kohr has a FREE video library at CtrlPaint.com that begins with traditional skills and progresses into advanced digital painting. Did I mention it’s FREE?

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EBSQ Friday Five

Koolaus Haiku by Valerie Woelk

Koolaus Haiku by Valerie Woelk

1. I’m thinking green this morning with Valerie Woelk’s painting Koolaus Haiku, though I know much of the northern US was blanketed in white last night.

2. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has an hour long video of a discussion with Richard Ormond, grandnephew of John Singer Sargent, and Erica Hirshler, co-curator of “John Singer Sargent Watercolors.”

3. How Left-Wing Politics Changed The Way We Make Art – from Jacques-Louis David to the Guerrilla Girls.

4. Register for the new 2014 free online workshops from Strathmore today. The workshops begin in March with Back to Basics
with Earnest Ward.

5. Top 5 Ways to Refresh your Creativity and get Inspiration for Art Making from ArtPromotivate.

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EBSQ Friday Five

Running in the Holly by Harlan

1. Harlan’s needle felted creations always make me smile and this one sings of the holidays.

2. Illustrator Kelley McMorris shares an excellent tool to help you price your art – Toggl.

3. The Huffington Post has a list of the 30 Best Art Books of 2013. Have you read any? Would you add any?

4. Creating Good Art Karma is another invaluable article, and a must read, on art marketing from EmptyEasel.com.

5. How Our Camera-Phone Nation is Inspiring Artists – “Now that everyone is a photographer, artists are redefining what photography is…” I would love to know your thoughts on this article!

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EBSQ Friday Five

Ballerina by Luda Angel

1. For the last few weeks I’ve been posting winter/holiday artwork in the Friday Five. Can you guess what Luda Angel’s painting, Ballerina, brought to mind this morning?

2. How to Photograph your Paintings – Another gem from Muddy Colors.

3. December’s Mandala of the Month by Maureen Frank is titled Impedimenta–exploring the baggage that halts our creative progress.

4. Fate of Detroit’s Art Hangs in the Balance – Have you been following this story?

5. Artist Transforms Eyelids into Works of Art <– So cool!!

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EBSQ Friday Five

Snowy Field by Delilah Smith

1. Snowy Field by Delilah Smith reminds me of the countryside here in rural Georgia, especially after the snow storm we had in 2010. Beautiful!

2. You’ve finished a painting just in time for a show, but you need to transport it safely while it dries–what do you do? Check out this great article: How to Make a Wet Painting Holder.

3. Free Video Art Lessons from Jerry’s Artarama – Yes. Free. Enjoy!

4. What qualifies as handmade? Things are changing at Etsy.

5. DrawQuest is now available for iPhone users! What’s the purpose? To encourage daily drawing. Can’t go wrong with that.

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EBSQ Friday Five

First Frost by Louise Mead

1. First Frost by Louise Mead caught my eye this morning for those brilliant blues, but also because we had our first frost of the year just this week.

2. Self-publishing is all the craze right now, so here’s some tips on creating your own art book via Blurb.

3. Blogging isn’t for everyone. I personally believe blogging, when done right, can be a invaluable resource and a way to attract visitors and new fans to your art. But you must be doing it right to see any of the positive effects. Here’s a good list of the do’s and don’t’s.

4. Speaking of blogs, MuddyColors is one of my favorites. It is a treasure trove of both entertaining posts and informative ones. Check out Greg Manchess’ latest post, 10 Things about Value.

5. From Business Insider: 23 Recent Works Of Art That Shook History

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EBSQ Friday Five: New Art in November

Today’s Friday Five is a taste of the spectacular art created by our artists and shared on their blogs. Featured above is: Go with the Flow by Karen Winters, Rooster No 19 by Delilah Smith, Ice Queen by Jo Hards, Blue Square Plate by Stephanie Amos, and Superb Fairy Wren by Janet M Graham.

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EBSQ Friday Five

Blue Creek by Millie Gift Smith

1. Blue Creek by Millie Gift Smith feels like November. For those of you with snow on the ground, stay warm and save us some hot chocolate.

2. Time to Vote!  Voting is underway in our Think Pink 2013 Exhibit and the Flower of the Month: Clematis Exhibit. It wasn’t easy to pick my favorite, but it’s done!

3. EBSQ Artist Georgia Papadakis has an excellent How-To post for a DIY Tripod Arm and Video Set-Up.

4. November’s Mandala from Maureen Frank is titled Putting Ourselves Out There, making your dreams a reality. Love it!

5. Lastly, from the New York Times: Excursions in a Digitally Fabricated Landscape -‘Out of Hand,’ a Survey of Computer-Assisted Art

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