Framing on a Dime

Framing art can be costly! When I was in college this didn’t seem to register. I had all the tools that I needed to use free of charge (minus tuition) and all I had to do was purchase my materials. Buying large pieces of wood and using the table saw I was able to frame a lot of my canvases. I was able to use the nail gun and there was even paint that everyone shared. I had to buy very little out of pocket.

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Slides from the Past

As I sit here and realize it has been waaaaaaay too long since I last posted (seriously, I basically forgot about all of this, sorry), I am bouncing around ideas for new projects. Of course, I could draw up another super hero or sci-fi character, and don’t worry, I still will. But shuffling some boxes around my classroom the other day, I came across a box of old slides that I told myself years ago that I would do something with, yet here they are, still in the box.

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Interview with Tamela Blessed Art Creations

With Captain Wells, we have had the opportunity to meet a lot of people that inspire us.  We have become friends with a lot of different artists who continue to push and inspire us to create.  However, we have also met people with inspirational stories outside of the convention circuit.

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An Interview with Andy of 8-bit Acrylic

 

One of the best parts about doing conventions is getting to know the other artists. I love the community and just how wonderful and helpful everyone is! One of my favorite conventions to not only vend at but to bring my family to is Pretzcon. This is a family run conventions all about bringing people together over board games. This convention is also where I got to meet Andy Goergen from 8-bit Acrylic. His artwork brings back my childhood! Whenever I see him at a convention he is working on something and I love to watch his pieces come together! What follows is our Q&A:

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Breaking Out of a Creative Slump

“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

The above quote is from one of my favorite artists of all time, let alone still living.  Chuck Close is the ultimate motivation for artists after becoming world renown for two different art styles all while dealing with physical limitations.  But this article isn’t a recap of Close’s life (though that would be a fun article to research and write).  The quote was merely a jumping off point.

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