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“I Haven’t Made Art In A While”: Getting Your Art Groove Back

“I Haven’t Made Art In A While”: Getting Your Art Groove Back

by Daric Gill


“I’d love to get back in the studio, but I haven’t really made anything for a while.”

Say no more. I’ve got your number. Here’s some help. In this article you’ll find a few remedies to help you get back into the groove.

 

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Tips For Writing A Better Artist Bio

Writing A Better Artist Bio

by Daric Gill

Composition NotebookThere are a couple pieces of writing that can greatly enhance an artist’s professional utility belt. Among those are the artist statement and artist biography. In this article, I’ll outline what makes a better artist bio and give several examples of what to avoid. This is a companion article to, “Writing An Effective Artist Statement”, which I feel is also a good resource to check out.  Read onward for more.

 

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Tips For Writing An Effective Artist Statement

Writing An Effective Artist Statement

by Daric Gill

An artist statement is an essential tool in the art world. But what exactly should you include or leave out? In this article, I’ll demystify the writing process so you can build an effective artist statement.

This is the companion article to, “Tips For Writing A Better Artist Bio”.  I encourage you to also breeze by that article if you’d like some additional pointers. Read onward for some tips for writing an effective artist statement.

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“What Does It Mean?”: Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Art

“I don’t get it. What Does It Mean?” A Beginner’s Guide to Interpreting Artwork

by Daric Gill

I've Lost My Arm
I’ve Lost My Arm: patinated aluminum, steel chain. Artist: Daric Gill

You’ve always considered yourself an art lover, but there are times when you find yourself scratching your head in a desperate attempt to understand exactly what an artist was getting at.

Viewers make snap-decisions about their fondness for a piece in the first few seconds. It’s pretty unavoidable. In these moments, it’s easy to forego any further investigation into meaning once we make that decision. Liking or not liking the piece is ok. Skipping the reasons why… that’s a different story. Before gliding over the meaning of the work, the following article suggests a couple of tips that can help you approach the artwork in real-time with a new mindfulness.

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