If you need to send art files to clients or collaborators, it’s a good idea to include your copyright data within your art file. In this post, I’ll show you how to quickly add this info to your Adobe Photoshop files. You can add this info to other types of software files, but since the […]

How to Add Copyright Data to Your Photoshop Files

Tools + How-Tos

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Last month I asked on Instagram, what you needed help with most right now. I thought it was interesting that most people brought up needing help with creative motivation. And actually, I’m not surprised! Getting motivated to create art, or work on your business, is a huge factor in seeing success. But it can be one of […]

3 Tips to Motivate Yourself to Create Art

Painting Tips

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A few months ago, I entered my art in an online contest. I did not win as a top finalist, but I kind of did win (more on that at the end of this post!). Today I’m sharing what I learned from this experience and from contests I’ve entered in the past. Not all competitions […]

Read This Before Entering Your Art in a Contest

Art Licensing

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A little over six years ago, I was sitting at my desk job as an in-house designer for a local newspaper. I had dreams of painting patterns, seeing my art on products, and running my own creative business full-time. I had been adding to my savings for over year, took a business plan class, and […]

My Top 3 Tips to Getting Your Art Licensed

Art Licensing

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What to do when you're asked to work for free

If you’re an artist, you’ve probably been asked for free or discounted art at some point. Whether it was from a friend or family member, a business, or even another artist – it’s likely you’ve heard it one way or another. But what are you supposed to say when someone wants you to work for […]

What to Do When You’re Asked for Free Art

Mindset Shifts

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Pros and Cons of Being Self-Employed

Are you thinking about becoming self-employed? In recent years, and maybe even since the pandemic, it seems like being self-employed is becoming more and more enticing. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are 9.651 million self-employed people in the U.S. (April 2021). This is about 30% of the total U.S. population. […]

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Employed

Art Business

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Artists, Download Your Roadmap Here!

In this free 10 page guide, I’m sharing with you the 7 main milestones you may experience as a licensing artist, along with helpful mindsets for each stage. Download below and get more free tips from me on art business!

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