Emily Brock

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These Toolkits For Artists Teach How To Build Community Through Art

Not only was the Minneapolis program successful, but community supported art packages–where participants would buy into shares of commissioned work …

Museums

To Succeed in Business, Major in Art History

I hear it all the time from high school and college students (and their parents): to succeed, you must major in science, technology, engineering, or business. Any other degree is waste of time. A frivolous hobby.<p>And an art history degree?! Completely useless. The brunt of the joke.<p>Let me set the …

These 3 Psychological Barriers Are Hurting Your Creativity

Need to get your creative juices flowing? It starts by overcoming these hurdles.<p>Psychological barriers routinely put chains around workplace creativity, stalling both projects and careers. To unlock your innovation, recognize these three most common hurdles and apply the easy fixes.<p><b>Conformity</b><p>If …

6 Fun and Simple Art Projects Guaranteed to Lower Stress

Vladimir Zivanovic<p>CMO at MyCity-Web Read full profile<p>When you think about art, you probably think about your nearest museum and all the fancy …

How to Manage a Handmade Business of One - Small Business Trends

At the start of your business, you are doing everything yourself. As you grow, may decide to hire people to help you act on and manage certain tasks. …

How to stop wasting time online and make space for creativity

If most of us, myself included, were completely honest about our balance between consumption and creation, we’d see that it’s pretty out of whack. We consume far more than we create, when it should be the opposite. Every day our consumption diet includes some combination of articles, emails, social …

Social Media

9 Awesome Podcasts for Makers, Crafters, Artists, and Designers

Podcasts. You know 'em. You listen to 'em. You're moved by them. You laugh and are entertained by them. But are you inspired by them? Do they light a …

Get Familiar With the Business Behind Art Galleries

Including the challenges of selling Art in the Age of Instagram.<p>“Art is the currency of the infinite. I’m rich, I should know.” — Pablo Picasso<p>The …

Victim No More: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Sometimes, it makes sense to quit a creative project, but other times, that’s not an option. Maybe you need to turn in your thesis to complete your …

Commercial Artists Who Dream of Fine Art Careers

"You can't dabble in illustration," Vicki Morgan, the illustrators' rep, said. "You have to be committed to this work and not just do it when you need some money. You're competing for every job against very talented illustrators who do nothing but illustration all day." Quite true, but a lot of …

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

No Happy Accident: Bob Ross Is Finally on Netflix

Happy little clouds, indeed.<p>Need a little creative inspiration, or just want something calming to watch before bed? Netflix has just what you need. The site is now officially streaming painting tutorials from Bob Ross, the man with the curly 'do and soft-spoken voice that became a household name on …

The Rhythms of Work vs The Rhythms of Creative Labor

Though I am guilty of using it from time to time, I’ve never particularly cared for the word “productivity,” which is defined as (1) the “quality of …

How to Get Value Out of Your Crappy Entry-Level Job

During the summer of 1998, I worked a night shift for a research lab in which I shoveled and sifted dirt for eight hours at a time. I hung out in …

How Finding the Right Community Can Help Your Creativity

Van Gogh may now be widely recognized as one of the most influential and creative artists of all time, but he died alone and penniless. Why? Because …

Creativity

You Gonna Finish That? What We Can Learn From Artworks In Progress

How does an artist know when a work is finished? Sometimes it's a deliberate decision. Other times, the decision is made by fate or circumstance. Now, an extensive exhibition at The Met Breuer Museum in Manhattan is exploring great works of unfinished art.<p>The Unfinished show has an intriguing …

Ernest Hemingway's Best Tips on Writing

Write what you know, leave out unnecessary words, and don't do it to be famous.<p>Ernest Hemingway was one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His most popular work, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>, earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in 1954 Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature …

Why is teaching kids to draw not a more important part of the curriculum?

Drawing plays a big role in our cognitive development. It can help us learn to write and think creatively, develop hand-eye co-ordination, hone …

Drawing

Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Some of the most influential people in history kept detailed journals of their lives. Those journals served two purposes: a permanent record for …

Mental Health