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This is the perfect example of how art can save so many purposes other than being just a pretty painting or sculpture. It can actually be life changing.  I can only hope that one day my work can give someone a new perspective on life, bring a little positivity and a temporary escape from reality. That would be such an honor!

 

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Do What You Love and the Money Will Come?

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This morning I was watching an HLN discussion about this guy <— and how he became so successful and so rich at this age. Good question right? It’s kind of one of those why didn’t I think of that situations. The anchor spoke with another guy of about the same age. He started his own company at 16 and sold it for $40 Mil at age 18 and has other companies and  been involved in mergers. He stressed that people chase money instead of having money coming to them. He said that if you do something you love, the money will come.

Do you think this is always true?  Has anyone found this to be true? Would love to see your thoughts, stories, and testimonials.

My blog is usually about creative things but this got me thinking. I do what I love. I paint. I’m an artist, but I have yet to see an influx of cash. Not is m saying that is my purpose for creating but it makes me wonder how valid of a statement that is.

 

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I had the idea of turning phonebooks into artbooks as I was getting ready to recycle the free phone books that are left on my door step. The Dallas ones are HUGE and it just felt like a waste to just throw it away. I couldn’t think of a way to create a painting of it but I may revisit the idea later. I kind of thought it was a silly idea, but what is really silly when you’re talking about creating?  When I saw this on Facebook, I was like wow, it wasn’t a bad idea after all!

 

Flavorwire » Kaleidoscopic Artwork Made Out of Old Phone Books.

Flavorwire » Kaleidoscopic Artwork Made Out of Old Phone Books

See how Dallas woman transforms trashed car parts into beautiful art | Dallas-Fort Worth Home and Gardening – Lifestyles News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News

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Look at this! The next time you see a hub cap in the middle of the road, you’ll think about this artist.

See how Dallas woman transforms trashed car parts into beautiful art | Dallas-Fort Worth Home and Gardening – Lifestyles News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News.

Husband and wife artists combine artistic forces for exhibition

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Meeting the Huckabys have been added to my bucket list! Art, history and love coming together as we reflect on African Americans who have made a place in history.

Husband and wife artists combine artistic forces for exhibition.

Incrementum Spotlight: Tia Williams promises abstract nature for 8th Annual alley’s house Art Auction on February 4

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I can’t wait for this event! So much to look forward to and so much to see all while supporting alley’s house.

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Incrementum Spotlight: Tia Williams promises abstract nature for 8th Annual alley’s house Art Auction on February 4.

36 X 48 Original Painting in the live auction on February 4, 2012. This painting as well as others being auctioned can be seen on Alley'sHouse Facebook page.

"I've Got a Feeling"

36” X 48” Original abstract painting  symbolizing growth, transformation, and  imperfect beauty. A mixture of glazing techniques were combined to create dimension and texture.

“I’ve Got a Feeling” will be in the live auction on February 4, 2012 at Rising-Gallery in Dallas,TX. This painting as well as others in the live and silent auctions can be seen on Alley’sHouse Facebook page.

The Impressive Rubik’s Cube Art Of Pete Fecteau | blurppy

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Look at this! I could never solve the thing, much less think of using it as artwork. Just fascinating!

The Impressive Rubik’s Cube Art Of Pete Fecteau | blurppy.

Melting Crayon Artwork

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What an Innovative Creation! Crayons are assembled to look like flames coming from the ground. Abstraction is one of my favorite art forms. This is a great representation of it!

Melting Crayon Artwork

“Green Artists”

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I was about to post about these artists individually but there are so many unique “Green” works of art that you have to browse the page yourself to really appreciate it.

Recycled Artists, Environmental and Sustainable Art, Green Artists.

Blind Artists Create Amazing Work

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This story is nothing short of awesome! It’s kind of ironic for me because sometimes I believe I over think what I am planning to paint. What I finally decide on sometimes is never what I end up with. That’s kind of the beauty of artwork. It’s really like the paint brush or whatever tools I am using take one a mind of their own. To see artists create work this incredible and are unable to see, gives me a new prospective of what art can be. It doesn’t have to be so planned out and perfect. Maybe it’s better to have an idea and just go with the flow.

http://www.todaysthv.com/news/watercooler/174993/70/Artists-create-works-theyll-never-see