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CMS

A CMS is a ‘Content Management System’ which makes updating a website easy without the need for coding. Before today I was manually entering these blog entries directly into the database. I needed a more elegant solution, so I spent the day writing code to build my own CMS. This entry – in fact – […]

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Drawing

FIRST CLIENT

I had shared my three World Culture pencil portraits on Facebook over the last couple weeks, and after doing so I got a message from a woman I had grown up and gone to school with. She wanted to give an 8×10 child portrait to a close friend as a belated birthday present, and she […]

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Drawing

PLEASANTLY SURPRISED

I found an old 14×17 Canson drawing pad in a cupboard one day. I decided to skip out on my sketchbook for the evening and attempt a larger-scale drawing. Up until then I had been drawing hunched over with my sketchbook flat. With this larger drawing pad, I needed to set it upright. I immediately […]

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Drawing

PRACTICE MAKES FOR BETTER SKILLS

I thought my art skills were good enough. My drawings were well received by others. Why mess with a good thing? Well I wanted to be better. No, I wanted to be one of the best. I wanted to be up in the ranks with my idols of art. I’m not getting any younger. So […]

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Business

CRAFTING A PRESENCE

Maybe it’s my age. At 44, everything I’ve learned in my life seems to be gelling in all the right ways. Once I made the decision to become a full-time artist, I just intuitively knew what I needed to do to start constructing a successful business. Having owned a few businesses in the past, I […]