Monthly Archives: November 2014

Going Local: 5 Ways to Market Your Art in Your Community

Following on from yesterday’s post, here is a second article from the skinnyartist. It was written by Steff Metal. Many artists often make the mistake of looking to sell their work far afield, often via the internet, and forget about closer … Continue reading

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9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist (from

This article is from but I couldn’t work out how to share it on this blog easily so I’m just copying and pasting:   Are you a “Professional” Artist? I’m not talking about if you have a corporate sponsorship or whether or … Continue reading

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ForgottenBee talks to “MyScan” (it’s an anagram) read on to ‘almost’ reveal the mystery surrounding this elusive Manchester artist!

Originally posted on forgottenbeeblog:
It’s a true honour to be granted an interview with this certain, ever mysterious Manchester artist. An artist of great repute in the city. But now his art is breaking out of those northern streets… And…

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World War I Battlefields, 100 Years Later

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:
? Fields of Battle?Lands of Peace 14-18 is the work of photojournalist Michael St Maur Sheil. Captured over a period of seven years, Michael’s photography combines a passion for history and landscape and presents a unique…

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A New Monotype

I’ve recently started a printmaking course with the Open College of the Arts (OCA). The first part is about making monotypes and this is a painterly one I did this afternoon. It’s based on a photograph I took from the … Continue reading

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“Each student is an individual”

Before retiring six years ago and discovering art, I taught physics and science for nineteen years. We were frequently told about our students being individuals and how our lesson plans should be geared to the different abilities within the classroom … Continue reading

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