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Coming soon: New Art Posts by Franck de las Mercedes @fdlm

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Franck de las Mercedes and I am a visual artist living and working in New York City. I was invited by this platform after creating a section on my blog titled “Fellow Artists”, in which I [...]
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Silence The Voice of Doubt by DOING

By Jenny Hansen If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. — Vinny vG. Yep, that “Vinny vG” was a do-er. [That’s Vincent van Gogh to the rest of us, [...]
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FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

Follow Your Bliss: Love What You Do by Vicki Hinze   Recently, I spent the entire day doing background work on a fabulous new series: creating settings and the rules of the realm, characters and developing plot lines. I love those days [...]
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A Thousand Artists to make art at the Presidential Inauguration

A Thousand Artists™ presents – A Thousand Artists to make art at the Presidential Inauguration Instead of taking pictures with cell phones, legions of artists will quietly make art of all kinds at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. [...]
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WHAT GIFT CAN I GIVE A WRITER?

  WHAT GIFT CAN I GIVE A WRITER? By Vicki Hinze   A few years ago, I was shopping late for Christmas due to two weeks of flu knocking me to my knees–and I was reminded of Christmases past–and faux pas committed on behalf of well-meaning [...]
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Life-Defining Moments

        Life-Defining Moments By Vicki Hinze     Life-defining moments. We all have them. Yet when we think of them in abstract terms, we think they’re these huge events. But the keys are often not in huge [...]
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Moments of Grace

  Moments of Grace By Vicki Hinze     When you write, everything relates—it’s all fodder. Every single incident, no matter how insignificant it may seem at the time, eventually relates. Sometimes incidents combine and we [...]
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Are You a Candle or a Mirror?

By Vicki Hinze   On awakening, like everyone else, I have my rituals. One of them is to read from the Bible and then to pull a quote for the day and reflect on how the two–the reading and the quote–interrelate. The quote for today [...]