• Self-Control: Software to Protect Your Time From Email, Facebook

    If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Every time I give a speech and mention the software “Freedom,” people light up, clearly indicating that they need that. Freedom allows you to block yourself from specific websites …

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  • Kindle Booklet: Showing Your Jewelry in its Best Light: A Guide to Photographing Small Works, by Elaine Luther

    My first Kindle booklet is available now on amazon! http://ow.ly/kGcqA Here’s the description its page from amazon: Want to take better pictures of your handcrafted jewelry? With this helpful booklet, you can do it! Jeweler and DIY photographer Elaine Luther tells you how to create …

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  • Artists Who Are Great at Blogging Their Artistic Process (and how you can be too)

    How do you talk about your artistic process? Being able to is an important part of showing that your work is handcrafted, showing what goes in to making it. (I talk about why you should do that in this post.) I’ve been noticing lately which …

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  • Spring?

    This is what I want. Here’s what we actually have: and: The funny part is that it was a “nice” day, warm enough that we left our jackets behind and went for a walk at Chicago’s lovely and historic Osaka Gardens. It was only later, …

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  • What Artists Look At

    Here’s what I’ve been looking at: whatever is around me. The bright yellow and orange on another dreary “spring” day in Chicago caught my eye, so I pulled over to take a picture. This constantly looking thing is becoming a part of my regular artistic …

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  • Titling Your Artwork

    I’ve mentioned my favorite photo blog before, Daily Does of Imagery. Today I was catching up on my blog reading and was noticing again how Sam’s titles tend to point out what he was focusing on in that picture. To me, his titles seem like …

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  • “How Studio Night Saved My Marriage”/Making Time for Making Art

    Not my marriage, this other blogger, Claire, here: http://projectophile.wordpress.com/2013/04/03/how-studio-night-saved-my-marriage Tonight I gave a talk called: Begin at the End: Goal Setting for Artists at an artists support group and one of the questions that came up during the discussion time was, “How to you find …

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  • How to Focus in the Age of Distraction

    Here’s a poster I just love. You can read more about it (and see it bigger) on the blog of the writer/artist who created it, Jane Genovese: http://learningfundamentals.com.au/blog/developing-razor-sharp-focus-with-zen-habits-blogger-leo-babauta

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