5 Art Blogs to follow

My art glass as seen through the lens of Garrett Bartholme.

As part of my continuing education, I follow (and actually read the posts!) a few art blogs. Some of them are more business oriented; some of them cover the gamut from tutorials to reviews, but all of them relate to growing your art business. These are my favorites and most helpful in my opinion in… Continue Reading

Bootcamp (for artists)

2012 SMASH!

When I was working on my list of accomplishments for 2014, I also made the decision to invest in growing my business this year. Specifically in setting up and IMPLEMENTING systems to market my work and better get it out into the world. So I signed up for Alyson B. Stanfield’s Art Biz Bootcamp. And… Continue Reading

Which way is UP?

Fly!

A good design looks good the way it is intended, but also works upside down, sideways, and sometimes backwards. Balance is what makes it work, visual balance and structure. So when Iwork on a piece, I move around and look at it from different directions. I am always looking at my work in progress from the top, side,… Continue Reading

River Birch

River Birch

This is actually the second panel inspired by this watercolor sketch. The first one was a commissioned mirror, and the tall verticals of the birch in the foreground perfectly framed the side of the mirror while the river grounded the lower edge. I liked it so much that I wanted to play with how it looked… Continue Reading

Holiday Snowflake

word-snowflake

Every year I make a Limited Edition Ornament, this year it was a Rainbow Tree, but the last few years it was snowflakes. So when I was (feeling crafty this weekend) making some holiday cards for my family, I found a website that will take your words and generate a “subway word art” graphic. There… Continue Reading