In the Trenches -- Life As An Itinerant Artist

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A few thoughts on marketing

Asked in a online forum recently: I am thinking about what I could do differently for the next year for my shows and I am thinking about whether involving a marketing company to do some marketing in the city where the show is held would make a large enough difference...

Holiday Note Cards

Holiday Note Cards

Some of you may remember my holiday note cards from years past, and the notes I've sent personally. I always like to use personal images rather than commercial note cards, and I'm finally making some of these images available to you. Each card features a single image...

Printer calibration image

Printer calibration image

Many times it's hard to tell if your inkjet printer is spitting out exactly the color it's supposed to. Having a test image that represents the full gamut of the color spectrum may help to check that. You can make your own, download them from various color labs, or...

Some tips for backpacking with a camera

Some tips for backpacking with a camera

Carry Less than You Think You'll Need I've done a lot of packing with cameras and gear over the years, and every year I carry less and less. This past summer I went on a three day trip with nothing but a Canon G11, instead of carrying my 5D and lenses. Once I got used...

More than one way to skin a cat

I was asked recently if WordPress can be used to create a whole website, and a shopping cart. The short answer is yes, you can build a website from scratch on it. The bad news is that you'll need to learn how to design a template around their existing structure if you...

Anatomy of my booth labels

Anatomy of my booth labels

One of the things that is useful in the context of any art exhibition is to identify the artwork and provide some details to the viewer. In a gallery setting, these are most often white, with black type, set in a consistent location to the lower right corner of the...

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