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Art: Will My Paintings Become Famous Now? by Artist Jeff Zarb Artiste Chic
Will My Paintings Become Famous Now? by Jeff Zarb Artiste Chic

 
…because it’s short and relevant.

Marketing guru Seth Godin said:

My definition of art contains three elements:

  1. Art is made by a human being.
  2. Art is created to have an impact, to change someone else.
  3. Art is a gift. You can sell the souvenir, the canvas, the recording… but the idea itself is free, and the generosity is a critical part of making art.

By my definition, most art has nothing to do with oil paint or marble. Art is what we’re doing when we do our best work. 

If you’re a regular reader, you’re likely here because you’re  an actual artist, know an artist, aspire to being an artist, or just plain like art.

How does this definition jive with you?

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Art Seen: Inspiration

Inspiration by Lea Campbell

Inspiration by Lea Campbell

In our major reimagining of the EBSQ forums that took place late last month, we’ve created an entire new section focused on Art and Process. One of my personal favourite new sections is Inspiration 101 hosted by EBSQ’ers Harlan and Diana Maus. We’d love to hear: what inspires you?

Composition Workshop and Discussion at EBSQ

Harlan has started a Composition Workshop and Discussion on the EBSQ Forums. You can find it under General Art Topics – General Art. It is going gang busters and shows no sign of slowing down. There is a lot of wonderful information to be had, some great questions answered and lots of people participating. You really should come and check it out – it is more than worth your time.

You do need to be an EBSQ member to sign in and access that section of the Forum. To find out how to join, go to the Join page on the main EBSQ site. It’s easy and you will gain access to one of the most vibrant art communities there is.

Looking forward to seeing scads more people there!
-Melissa