January 10, 2019

10 of the Best Art Competitions to Enter in 2019

If you’re creating amazing art but struggling to gain exposure, art contests are a great opportunity for publicity. And if you’re living the infamous “starving artist” lifestyle, this is also a way to pull yourself out of a rough spot by potentially winning cash prizes, allowing you to gain an extra financial boost towards your dream creative projects.

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January 8, 2019

20 Free Crochet Patterns You Can Start Stitching Today

For any fiber art—whether you’re knitting, embroidering, or crocheting—patterns are important. They provide critical directions and precise structure for your projects. If you’ve taken up crochet, learning about crochet patterns will be one of the first things you do. Once you learn about the abbreviations that make up “crochet language,” you’ll be able to start reading patterns and begin sourcing new projects.

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January 1, 2019

5 Fun Drawing Challenges That’ll Help You Improve Your Sketching Skills

If you want to get better at drawing, there’s a simple way to do so. Just start drawing! You’re only going to improve with many hours of putting pen or pencil to paper. And in all this time spent sketching, one of the most important things you can do is make mistakes. It’s in these blunders that you truly understand how things look and ways to fix them.

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December 12, 2018

Beat the Dreaded “Creative Block” with This Imaginative Art Book

When stuck in a rut, many artists look to their libraries for inspiration. Whether studying masterpieces in art history texts or gazing at glossy photographs in coffee table books, leafing through art publications is a great way to generate ideas. With this in mind, blogger Danielle Krysa has crafted Creative Block, a “chunky blockbuster of a book” bound to help you out of any creative slump.

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