BLOG*November 8, 2010

RHAGAVA KK: FIVE LIVES OF AN ARTIST Raghava KK tells the colorful tale of how art has taken his life to new places, and how life experiences in turn have driven his multiple reincarnations as an artist — from cartoonist to painter, media darling to social outcast, and son to...

BLOG*November 3, 2010

Rob Hann My last two posts “MINI ART EMPIRES IN THE ROUGH, Street Artists make a living selling directly to the public” inspired some interesting comments from readers on handmade spark and on my Blog that I would like to share. People were amazed that artists could sell art on...

BLOG*October 27, 2010

Photos by Spalenka *MINI ART EMPIRES IN THE ROUGH* Street Artists make a living selling directly to the public. (part 2) The concept of creating income doing what you really love is difficult for most people to comprehend. We were not brought up to think that way. Generally we passed...

BLOG*October 20, 2010

Photos by Spalenka *MINI ART EMPIRES IN THE ROUGH* Street Artists make a living selling directly to the public. When I was in New York last week for my lecture at the Society of Illustrators Educators Symposium I had an opportunity to walk around SoHo. When I lived in Manhattan...

BLOG*October 1, 2010

Want to start selling your books, comics, art on the Kindle or iPad? Check out these articles on different ways to do it. Adapting comics to the Kindle Amazon’s new policy for royalties on the Kindle. It’s going to be 70% in favor of the artist/writer. How to publish your...

BLOG*September 15, 2010

Spalenka Last week I devised a survey to learn specifically how SILA (Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles) members were faring in their art community. The survey received only ten responses which says a lot about the motivation of the members in this organization. You can see the results on...

BLOG*September 15, 2010

Wilo Ayllon Around once a month I present a conference call titled Artist As Brand Articulations. Last Saturday (you were all invited) I spoke with BYU Professor, award winning illustrator Richard Hull and Ecuadorean force of art nature, Wilo Ayllon. Wilo called in from Ecuador. It was a fascinating conversation...

BLOG*September 1, 2010

Having lived as an independent artist for 28 years I can tell you that it takes a serious commitment to yourself if you want critical and financial success. Lots of talented people over the years have told me how they really wanted to focus on making their own art, but...

BLOG*August 9, 2010

Whenever a new idea is born it can be greeted with awe, disdain or simply, “What?” When the synapses in my brain aligned to create a class on artist empowerment and prosperity it was crystal clear as to the concept and worth of what I was manifesting. However, the idea...

BLOG*July 20, 2010

Bee Prosperity for Flowers of Fortune Art Card Set & Game It’s that time of year again when the world of popular art culture collides with the city of San Diego. I have been frequenting this event since 1990. I was part of Allen Spiegel’s booth ASFA for many years...