EBSQ Friday Five

New Day Sunflower by Marcia Baldwin

1. New Day Sunflower – Marcia Baldwin’s vibrant palette plus a sunflower. Stunning! Follow the link for purchase details.

2.  Art Scans: Use your head – Or borrow Georgia Papadakis’ head. She has the lowdown on identifying scams online.

3. Painting Giveaway – Carol DeMumbrum is giving away a beautiful tulip painting. Check her blog for details!

4. Are you suffering from creative burn out? – EmtpyEasel.com has 8 tips for rejuvenating your creativity!

5. Tomorrow is the last day to enter the August EBSQ Exhibits!

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EBSQ Friday Five

Still Life by Christine E. Striemer

1. Still Life – This week’s featured art for our Friday Five is a still life by artist Christine Striemer.

2. Free Flower Doodle Bookplates – Artist Carmen Medlin has a present for readers of her blog…

3. A Minor Setback – Many artists see great results from Facebook Ads, but not all have such wonderful experiences. Georgia Papadakis discusses the negative side of Facebook Ads.

4. 3 Strategic Steps for Creating a Tagline that Gets Noticed – Branding yourself can be tricky. The EmptyEasel.com has a post to help you with that perfect Tagline.

5. Are you an EBSQ artist with a newsworthy blog post to share? Email me at amanda[at]ebsqart[dot]com to be included in our Friday Five.

EBSQ Friday Five

Still Life with Hardanger by Sandra Willard
Still Life with Hardanger by Sandra Willard

1. Still Life with Hardanger -Sandra Willard and her extraordinary talent have amazed me again.

2. Lowe Mill Art Studios and Grumpy Cat – The talented artists of this large studio in Alabama, including EBSQ’s very own Tracey Allyn Greene, have been featured in The Huffington Post! Congrats, Tracey!

3. Controversies: eBay and Adobe – Tiffany Toland-Scott shares some very important information concerning this two giants. This is a must read for anyone who uses eBay to sell their art and for all Photoshop users.

4. MOTM: Simplify – Maureen Frank’s mandala for May is all about simplifying our lives. Stop by her blog to download this month’s mandala for free.

5. Fostering Friendly Familiarity – EmptyEasel.com has a superb article on how to market your art by building a relationship with your viewers, not just seeing them as buyers.

 

EBSQ Friday Five: New Year, New Art

EBSQ has seen a flurry of new art and we are only in our third week of the new year. I took a virtual stroll through some of our artist’s blogs to see what they’ve been creating in 2013. The diversity, from style and subject to medium, is extraordinary. Picking only five was not easy!

Peace Comes from Within by Catherine Darling
Peace Comes from Within by Catherine Darling

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Pendant with Hokusai Red Fuji Wood Block by Laura Bracken
Pendant with Hokusai Red Fuji Wood Block by Laura Bracken

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Clarissa & Her Pet Skunk by Michelle Lynch
Clarissa & Her Pet Skunk by Michelle Lynch

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Sensei by Gretchen Del Rio
Sensei by Gretchen Del Rio

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Around the Bend by Michael Glover
Around the Bend by Michael Glover

Have a great weekend and keep creating!

EBSQ Friday Five

The EBSQ Friday Five offers a brief look at noteworthy news from around the EBSQ Artist Blogosphere.

Bad Hair Day by Keri Colestock

1. Bad Hair Day – Have you met Keri Colestock and her amazing sculptures?

2. Original Works of Art on Paper – Vote! – Jennifer Lommers wants to know what you think, Wood Float Frame under Glass or Bamboo Wood Panel. The vote is currently tied.

3. On Doodle Speakers – Have you seen Zazzle’s new product, the Doodle Speaker? I recently bought one for my daughter and decided to write a review.

4. New Stamp Collection – Carmen Medlin has new rubber stamps available through SCACD. They’re beautiful!

5. Art for all your sewing needs – Lynne Reichhart is a licensed artist with Kat’s Magical Patches. She written a great post on what they offer and including a great photo of one of her artworks as a fabric block.