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Weekly smARTips: Edges and Lumps

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

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Your smARTip for the week:

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Edges and Lumps 
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I don’t know about you, but when my workspace gets too cluttered, I can feel my brain shutting down and my creativity tanking.

A certain amount of useful clutter is okay. But I have my limits (and today I’ve definitely reached one of them!).

So I went back into some notes from the Organizing Queen,

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Weekly smARTips: When Concentration Slips Out The Door

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I’m imagining that you have no trouble with concentration as you are producing a piece of art. The flow, at whatever point in the process it manifests, is natural, effortless.

But once you slip out of the studio door and into tasks of administration, business, and marketing, that’s when concentration becomes an issue.

Jennifer Hofmann, the creator of “Gentle Organizing for Creative Spirits” has a thought I think

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Weekly smARTips: 3 Things No One Told You About Copyrights

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

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Your smARTip for the week:

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3 Things No One Told You About Copyrights
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Here are 3 surprises about copyrights that came straight out of Attorney Leonard DuBoff ‘s smARTist Telesummit presentation:

1. If you are living outside the USA, these are the 3 multinational treaties that govern 135 countries. To find out if your county is one of them,

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Weekly smARTips: Protect Your Originals

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

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Your smARTip for the week:

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Protect Your Originals

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I don’t know if you’ve ever performed a leading role on stage where you were in every scene and interacted with almost every player.

If you’ve never been there, done that, it might seem romantic or thrilling – all that attention focused on you.

That was never the case for me, even though I loved the entire process. I loved finding a voice, a character, and body language that wasn’t “me.” It was a toot!

If only I didn’t have to do it center stage, it would have been perfect.

The load of all that expectation put

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