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The Art of Resolutions

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The Art of Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions only last the first week of January for most artists. In fact, only 8% of resolutions are actually kept. Psychologist Paul Marciano says the key to keeping your resolutions involves creating an attainable goal, executing a thought-out strategy, and measuring progress along the way. I've compiled a list of realistic art resolutions they will help you paint your mark in 2018.

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Deck the Halls with Cat Balls

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Deck the Halls with Cat Balls

Why wouldn't our wild things get psyched about the winter holidays? The evergreen is eyed with admiration and then our beloved pets will mark, jump, eat or climb it. Quite possibly, it'll even get toppled. While most people spend their time finding ways to keep pets out of their Christmas decor, my creative mother Martha Strum found a way so that your pets have a place on the Christmas tree.

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Paint the Town Black... On Friday.

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Paint the Town Black... On Friday.

When companies lose money, accountants use the term “in the red” to describe the negative sums. “In the red” comes from the color of ink that they use in their ledgers. Black Friday is thus named because it is when the ink turns from red to black. In honor of Black Friday, here's a look at how designers use black in marketing, fashion and fine art.

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Haunting Commercial Illustration

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Haunting Commercial Illustration

September brought chaos to many with a barrage of hurricanes. I, for one, cooked off a tuna can stove for a week. During this uproar, we quietly lost legendary monster artist Basil Gogos. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and to celebrate I decided to write a blog in tribute to this great creative soul. If you were a child of the '60s and '70s, chances are you devoured the magazine “Monsters of Filmland”. It was here that many fell in love with the vibrant and stylish work of Gogos. Not only do I love the spooky nature of his work,...

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