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Friday Sep 14, 2018

Innovation Redux

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Opening Night

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

I don’t know of any innovation in art that was generated by a grant or a fellowship.

I’m not referring to ideas or concepts; I am talking about innovation.

Tuesday Jul 31, 2018

Value Your Work

purple haze: ode to jimi hendrix
Purple Haze: Ode to Jimi Hendrix

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

Don’t worry about the rejections. Everybody that’s good has gone through it. Don’t let it matter if your works are not ‘accepted’ at once. The better or more personal you are the less likely they are of acceptance.

Just remember that the object of painting pictures is not simply to get them in exhibitions. It is all very fine to have your pictures hung, but you are painting for yourself, not for the jury. I had many years of rejections.

—Robert Henri

Sunday Feb 25, 2018

Protoartists Redux

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Cave Graffiti

From my book, An Artist Empowered:

Prehistoric painters didn’t make their images as art in the institutionalized modern sense.

These days, cave artists of eons ago would be described as self-taught and catalogued under the banner of Outsider Art—which is a unique accomplishment.

Monday Jan 08, 2018

Moulin Rouge

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Moulin Rouge

Modern Art explained:

Many have difficulty in appreciating modern or abstract works. Here is a guide that will take the pressure off while enhancing your art appreciation experience. What you see is what you get.

It is not a competition. It’s not looking for Waldo.

Enjoy!

Saturday May 28, 2016

Tip Ten: Floral Arrangement

From my Ten Tips for Building Self-Confidence

Copyright © 2011 by Eden Maxwell

TIP TEN: FLORAL ARRANGEMENT

While self-confidence takes time to blossom, you can still demonstrate laudable qualities on your journey, even if you’re harboring insecurity; no special training is required for respectfulness, compassion, loyalty, and integrity. Knowing that character answers all questions has great liberating power.

No one, including yourself, will deter you from your mission. Dedication to your dharma will eventually flower into fulfillment and self-confidence.