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25 Small Changes to Improve Your Life

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25 Small Changes to Improve Your Life

                      A small action daily is infinitely better and more impactful than a massive change you can’t sustain. It’s also a realistic and attainable way to teach your brain healthy habits Start your day with at least one glass of water — hydrate before you get yourself a cup of coffee. Make time for a few minutes of quiet time to think about the good day ahead or prepare yourself for the day. Don’t get straight to your email just yet — take the morning in (sunrise and the peace...

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50 Years of Art Making

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50 Years of Art Making

                I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog and especially those who make comments and send thoughts and greetings. It is a small intimate group of mostly friends and relatives. This month marks a special occasion in my life as I am celebrating my 70th birthday. As displeasing as it is to reach 70, I am grateful for all the positives in my life. My good health, my wife Linda, all my immediate family and friends, my part time job as a food distributor and most importantly my ability to make...

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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

  One thing I have learned as a practicing artist is Lumber yards offer great materials for art making at very reasonable costs. At Bolyard Lumber in   Birmingham, they let me have scored plywood for next to nothing. Then the guys in the yard cut it for me for a nominal rate.

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How To Buy A Work Of Art

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How To Buy A Work Of Art

I found this great article in the New York Times last week on buying a work of art and I thought I would share it with you.   How to Buy a Work of Art David Teniers the Younger, “Archduke Leopold William in His Picture Gallery in Brussels” (1651). Museo del Prado, Madrid. Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY THE QUESTION POSED BY THE HEADLINE is, in theory, easy enough. The sheer volume of art being sold across the world each year is far greater than at any point in human history. There was a 22 percent drop in global sales of art and...

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Three Ways I Get Inspired To Create Art

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Three Ways I Get Inspired To Create Art

When I was in art school, the professors used to say to use your source materials. Source materials are elements that are important to the artist to initiate  a creation. 

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