Tuesday, October 20

INSPIRATION ::: Follow Your Dreams

Dreams never die, they just get stashed away in the basement or packed up in storage. Remember, the ability for those dreams to be fulfilled is ALWAYS there. They are stored in your unconscious, or your 'inner child' which is always more powerful than your conscious. Awaken your heart's desire to dream and succeed.

Being yourself is simply a matter of first discovering what your best attributes are, and then allowing those characteristics to surface rather than hiding them in some silly attempt to be humble. This is how you will succeed in your future.

A Place to Live (The Dream House)
by Daniel 'Nshira' Akortia

Monday, October 12

INSPIRATION ::: Art is Life

"If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you. It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it. It will make you a person in your own right."
- Maxwell Anderson

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it."
- Danny Kaye

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."
- Ernst Fischer

"I'm painting an idea not an ideal. Basically I'm trying to paint a structured painting full of controlled, and therefore potent, emotion."
-Eckhart Tolle

"There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it."
- Bono

"Oh great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives."
- Bob Marley

"Every good painter paints what he is."
- Jackson Pollock

Art is life ...
and life is beautiful ...
are you living your best life?

Beautiful Links
- Working on Goals
- Things to be happy about
- Quote of the day, be happy

"One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself." ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Monday, October 5

ADVICE ::: Tips on Art Collecting

Things to Remember When Starting to Collect Art
Buy art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it will enhance your life. Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in your art education.

Get on gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings and special events. Visit and join your local art museums and non profit art centers. Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.

Attend National and International Art Fairs and Art Expos whenever possible. If you know art collectors and artists, talk to them and find out what they know and what they've learned about collecting art. Read books on art history and books about collecting art. Subscribe to a few art magazines.

Read artist blogs. Read reviews by local and national art critics. Search artists online. Many artists have their own MySpace, Facebook, Digital Gallery, Website, and Flickr pages. You have a chance to support local artists and buy directly from them by contacting them online.

From: ArtCollecting.com advice article on Art Collecting with additional tips added and places to find good art from us!