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Weekly smARTips: Opportunity

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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Opportunity
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One of the things I miss most, after stopping the smARTist Telesummits, is the revelation so many artists had about opportunities for their work that they had never before considered.

I remember one year in particular, there was a painter from Boston who had never considered Art Fairs. They just weren’t on his radar.

Until Connie Mettler’s presentation on Art Fairs.

Suddenly, he heard information that dismantled his limited view of Art Fairs—a view that had, in turn,

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Weekly smARTips: Completion

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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Completion 
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I know… completion…a bit of yawner.

But hang in here with me because I think you’re going to like this smARTip:

From Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher: “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”

The **third principle of any artist’s ongoing

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Weekly smARTips: Courage

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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Courage
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The word, ‘courage,’ has roots in the Latin word, ‘cor’—which means heart.  And heart, way back when, referred originally to the passions, all of them: anger, greed, love, lust—the entire range of big feelings.

It wasn’t until the 17th century that the French hooked up ‘corage’ with the concept of bravery.

For me, what I notice about courage is that it’s first and foremost an act of choice.  As an artist, you make choices all the time that reflect the bravery of your heartfelt passions—often in the face of disparagement.

As I see it, there are three areas where your bravery shows up. For today, let’s just

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Weekly smARTips: Tax Time (Part 2): How To Keep More of Your Money

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

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Tax Time (Part 2): How To Keep More of Your Money
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We’re staring down the tax tunnel (just 20 days more and yours truly needs to heed her own advice!) and I wanted to give you three more 3 foundational pointers from Peter Jason Riley’s smARTist presentation: – Watch Your Wallet! Strategic Tax Planning for the Visual Artist:

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