Austin Kleon: Keep Going

Austin Kleon: Keep Going

Austin Kleon is an Ohio native teaching people how to take steps towards pursuing their artistic ventures all while discovering their personal flair that makes them unique. He is an entrepreneur, a writer and blogger, finding his creative outlets in the 21st century and inspiring the masses to do the same. Book writing was always the goal, but it was through a day job and a blog that Austin was able to kick start his writing career.  Jumping on new opportunities that came his way led him to his book dream coming to fruition with the arrival of Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going.

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ArtPalmBeach announces its new dates, curatorial team and art pavilions for the 23rd edition

ArtPalmBeach announces its new dates, curatorial team and art pavilions for the 23rd edition

Since its inception in 1997 ArtPalmBeach presents a unique environment that offers collectors to enjoy the works of over 1000 contemporary artist as well as participate in lectures and panel discussions from museum professionals, artists and renowned art industry experts. ArtPalmBeach is the long-standing reputation as South Florida’s largest leading winter fair for international modern and contemporary at not to be missed by art lovers everywhere.

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THE HOUSE OF PERNA

THE HOUSE OF PERNA

Amanda Perna’s bright and cheery fashion studio is simply a reflection of the designer’s effervescent vibe. Perna is a fashion designer, author, blogger, stylist, illustrator, mentor, wife, mom and a master juggler who launches from one project to the next with grace, plenty of enthusiasm and an ever-present warm smile that she wears with ease…

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MONEY MATTERS: Broward county to host capitalization workshop to help support artistic freedom and sustainability

MONEY MATTERS: Broward county to host capitalization workshop to help support artistic freedom and sustainability

“Capitalization supports artistic freedom,” Thomas says. “If there’s enough capital in an organization, it can take risks with artistic products, and it can innovate from a position of strength. There’s a deep connection between finances and the arts that cannot be undermined.”

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The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 1: CONCEPT

The Three Cs of Illustration | PART 1: CONCEPT

Obviously, both conceptual and concept art deal with ideas. Yet in many ways these two approaches to picture-making reside at opposite ends of the art spectrum. Where conceptual art focuses on the idea itself while only begrudgingly including a tactile, visible component, concept art is ALL about dragging amorphous concepts into the revealing light of physical reality. Simply put, the purpose of concept art is to show us what stuff looks like.

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Nightmare Fuel Reads

Nightmare Fuel Reads

From the supernatural to mentally disturbed to mutual global destruction, horror comes with many themes, especially in modern times. We took the liberty to compile a short list of scary reads for your bone chilling evenings, whether ghouls or cold blooded stranglers get your skin crawling, there is a guaranteed something to broaden your perspective of horror.

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Creepy Podcasts: Just in time for Halloween

Creepy Podcasts: Just in time for Halloween

It’s that time of year again, the best golden hours and pumpkin spice lattes are finally at grasp. However, while life is for the living, the doldrums of the afterlife come to a halt and the paranormal spill into our plane of existence.

So while the ghouls and specters chase the crisp winds outside, bundle up, put your headphones on and listen to these creepy podcasts guaranteed to make your goose skin crawl.

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SEINFELD METHOD TO SUCCESS: HOW DOING THE OPPOSITE OF YOUR INSTINCTS CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITY

SEINFELD METHOD TO SUCCESS:   HOW DOING THE OPPOSITE OF YOUR INSTINCTS CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITY

Through the course of your life, you build up a whole set of habits and attitudes that guide you through the day. Without these habits, it would be impossible to function. Imagine if you had to consciously think about every step when walking, as if you were a toddler again. But sometimes these learned habits get in the way, because their automatic action makes it hard to do things differently.

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HOW DRAWING FIGHTS AGING MEMORIES AND DEMENTIA

HOW DRAWING FIGHTS AGING MEMORIES AND DEMENTIA

Everyone’s memory declines with age. A number of factors lead to memory decline, but drawing is one of the most promising ways to improve memory, according to researchers. By connecting and processing information with multiple parts of the brain at once, drawing makes it easier for the mind to find its way to information when needed.


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BETTER BRAND BUILDING: HOW TO BE THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

BETTER BRAND BUILDING: HOW TO BE THE BEST AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR CREATIVE BUSINESS

If you want to represent your company more effectively, you need to become the best brand ambassador you can be. Learning to reach out to the local community, showcase your expertise, and hire the right people can all enhance the effectiveness of these efforts, so you can grow your business and continue to build your brand.

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Tackling Your Terror: 10 Ways to Take Out the Fear of Public Speaking

Tackling Your Terror: 10 Ways to Take Out the Fear of Public Speaking

So, is speaking in front of a crowd really more terrifying than taking your last breath? If so, what can ordinary people do to tackle that terror? Whether you are asked to give a presentation in front of a group of colleagues or debate a contentious topic in a large auditorium, the fear and trepidation are very real.

The good news is there are things you can do to overcome that fear of public speaking. Here are 10 ways to make it happen:

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NEW WORK MIAMI

NEW WORK MIAMI

To celebrate and spotlight Miami artists who create and bring those theatrical stories to life, The Knight Foundation, which has invested $165 million into the arts and culture of Miami since 2005, launched Knight New Work Miami late last year. With a $500,000 commitment, the foundation has funded five original works of performance art that capture the city’s culture, exuberance and originality. The five artists will tell their own whimsical stories of Miami. As the audience, we will have the opportunity to see this magical city from their point of view when the performances debut during the 2020-2021 Knight Foundation season of the arts.

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SUPA TYB

SUPA TYB

I was first made aware of the phenomenon that is ‘Supa BlackGirl’, ‘Supa TYB’ while watching my not-so-secret dance obsession, Bring It on Lifetime. Supa TYB and her Young Contemporary Dance Theatre (YCDT) dancers brought so much flair and sass to the Bring It battle floor that she earned her own eight episode docu-series, Step It Up, where viewers got an even closer look into the demanding training that takes place in her own YCDT dance studio.

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A Walk on the Wild Side: Landing with a Rare Bird’s Eye View from Hunt Slonem’s Brooklyn Studio Wonderland

A Walk on the Wild Side: Landing with a Rare Bird’s Eye View from Hunt Slonem’s Brooklyn Studio Wonderland

It’s one thing to contemplate an artist’s work on the walls of a gallery or in a good museum, or perhaps read a great article in a leading art magazine, but the perspective one receives is obviously limited and never totally complete until you have the opportunity to converse directly with the artist while in their studio.

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