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Archival Print – Bike and Raven Art Giveaway

Raven and Bike Print

I’m selling fine art prints on paper again so I’m celebrating by doing a Print Giveaway with my Bike and Raven Art. My new paper prints will be less expensive than in the past. Although they won’t have my personal signature on the back, they will be just as vibrant and colorful on archival Epson paper like the previous ones I was selling. The print below is titled “Peace Out.” The image size is 8″ x 8″ and printed on…

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DIY Aluminum Star Christmas Ornaments

DIY Star Christmas Ornament

If you have a few aluminum pie pans left over after Thanksgiving for recycling, here is a simple DIY aluminum star Christmas ornament to make with them. What you’ll need: scissors a couple of empty aluminum pie tins thick needle embroidery thread (red or green) a small phillips screwdriver hammer (optional) First, cut off the bottom of the pan from the sides. This will leave you with a flat, circle of aluminum. Using a pencil, draw a star on it.…

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What every college art student really needs to know.

What every college art student really needs to know.

I graduated from college back in 1981. That is 34 years ago! Yikes, time flies. I loved my time in college taking fine art classes. Yet looking back on it now, I know there was a lot missing from my art education. One of the things missing was a class or two (or three) on art marketing and business. I did take a class on advertising but that did not even give me the basics on art marketing. I have…

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I have a new sketchbook

I have a new sketchbook. It’s been awhile since I doodled and drew in a sketchbook. It will be fun to get back into it. I especially like the faery princesses I doodled. © Lindy Gaskill   Sharing is nice

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Goals for Artists

Goals for artists

When I started creating my art. Nobody told me about business goals or how to actually start becoming an artist full-time. I had to figure it out myself by trial and error and searching online for articles to read. I also at one time hired an art biz coach who set me up with some of the basics. I’ve found that for me having different income streams works really well. I not only sell my originals but I also sell…

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Watch the Sun, Follow the Stars

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Sometimes I visualize a story behind my painting and write a few words to illustrate it as if my image were in a storybook. This is what came to me for this painting titled “Watch the Sun, Follow the Stars.” “If you look up during the day you can watch the sun. It moves over the forest and fields. At night, branches cover overhead like a blanket of thorny thicket. I make my way through the forest by following the…

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Mermaid Painting “She Carried the Light”

Mermaid painting

I will admit it. I’m a weanie when it comes to swimming in big waves at the ocean so I don’t go in very deep when I see waves crashing. Since I’m not a mermaid, I decided at least I could paint one. “She Carried the Light”, acrylic on paper, 9″ x 9″ So here she is carrying the light through the depths of the deep blue sea. There are prints for sale in my Etsy Shop. Sharing is nice

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Gecko Painting titled “Mi Amigo”

Gecko painting

I was outside painting and getting a lot of layers down but it wasn’t turning into anything in particular. Then a little gecko came by and sat next to my painting as if to say “Paint me.” And so I did. He was like a little messenger. First I took his photo so I wouldn’t forget what he looked like. Then it was fun to paint him. I’ve titled the piece “Mi Amigo”, acrylic on paper, 17″ x 21″, unframed.…

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