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What Influences Artists to Make Art? - Artpromotivate

What Influences Artists to Make Art? - Artpromotivate | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
10 artists from the spotlight, and their answer to the question - What Influences Artists to Make Art?
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everything i love, like, and especially nature, music, travel and people..and all the connection results of any of the art i have made..thats a cool bonus!

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7 Science-Backed Tips for Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks

7 Science-Backed Tips for Breaking Through Creative Roadblocks | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
That feeling. You’re stuck. Nothing is coming out right, and you can’t seem to figure out what to do. It happens to every creative professional, but it doesn’t have to stop your work.
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Invisionapp says : Take the lead from top designers. Here are seven tips from them, backed by science, for you to implement next time you’re grasping for the next step.

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5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results

5 Pinterest Marketing Tactics That Produce Big Results | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Via Kelly Lieberman
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Here’s how to use Pinterest marketing to get out of this world results… while promoting a product, a service, an experience, a book or just… yourself!  ~ jeffbullas.com

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The Best Times for Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails, and Blog Posts

The Best Times for Tweets, Facebook Posts, Emails, and Blog Posts | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When is the best time to tweet, best time to post to Facebook or the best time to send emails or best time to publish blogposts? We found out.
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a guide to help you work out what to test for your own audience, so that you can see what actually works best in your specific case.

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Inspirations | The War of Art and Travel

Inspirations | The War of Art and Travel | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance. Pressfield’s art quotes applied to travel
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“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
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The First Step To Becoming A Successful Photographer: Don't Go To College

The First Step To Becoming A Successful Photographer: Don't Go To College | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

We have been sold on the biggest myth of all time; In order to succeed at anything and have a lustrous career you must spend 4 years in an overinflated educational institution and spend a small fortune

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if you are looking to flourish in anything creative all you’ll need is some experience, a solid portfolio, a set of business skills and the ability to talk to people. This most definitely applies to the world of photography.

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7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity

7 Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Why do we believe we aren't good enough to create our art?  Maybe it's because we keep telling ourselves the same stupid lies over and over again... It'
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this quote is spot on for me ~ especially the part that say "create to remind yourself you're still alive.."   Another great article from the skinnyartist!

 

You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself. ~Frederick Terral

 

Read more at: http://skinnyartist.com/7-lies-we-tell-ourselves-about-creativity/

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How to decline requests for free work with style

How to decline requests for free work with style | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
It's aggravating and demeaning when a business asks for free work. You feel belittled and often foster an urge to prove that you offer a professional service t
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Webdesignerdepot says : Unfortunately, there are designers who continue to do free work on the vague promise of “exposure,” “paying work later on,” and the client’s “rich friends” who will see your designs and “pay big fees” for your work.  The truth is, when you do free work, you have set your value and that client and his/her rich friends will also ask for free design work because you “did it for so-and-so.”

 

read more : http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2014/08/how-to-decline-requests-for-free-work-with-style/

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Free eBook: Tips, Tricks & Other Info about Becoming a Successful Freelancer

Free eBook: Tips, Tricks & Other Info about Becoming a Successful Freelancer | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Since it’s Friday and we don’t really feel like working today, we decided to give you a cool freebie that we hope you guys will enjoy. 

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Part 1 of an eBook about various aspects from the life of designers, web developers, freelancers and even marketers.


Here’s what’s in this eBook:

1. Thinking about Going Freelance? Here’s a Few Tips

2. How to Become a More Productive Freelancer

3. The Daily Schedule for Freelancing Success

4. The Successful Freelance Web Worker: Increase Productivity and Reduce Stress

5. How to Make Your Freelance Business Stand Out.


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How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The complete guide on how to choose a social network for your business, featuring valuable statistics, research, demographics, and questions.
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The most popular social networks, by active users | What the raw data can tell you about choosing a social network

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Know When To Outsource Your Copywriting | You don't have to do Everything!

Know When To Outsource Your Copywriting | You don't have to do Everything! | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
As a graphic designer, you already have the skill set needed to launch a brand. But what about your content marketing?
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 Something i want to read up more and been wanting to do, outsource the things that i know how to do at 60% (or less) so i can concentrate on doing the thing i know how to do at 100%

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This is a major area of brand promotion, and not everyone is equipped to do it themselves. Are you?  Before you decide, there are a few things you should understand about content marketing, including the skills and time commitment needed to make it work.  


~ read more of Dina Rodriguez article at Lettershoppe

 

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Let’s talk about margins | Publishing & Books

Let’s talk about margins | Publishing & Books | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
We’re making a book.
The margins are important.
Do you know how important?
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For writers, publishers and graphic designers too..

 

"A book with proper margins says a number of things. It says, we care about the page. It says, we care about the words. We care so much that we’re going to ensure the words and the page fall into harmony. We’re not going to squish the text to save money. Oh, no, we will not not rush and tuck words too far into the gutter.

 

A book with proper margins says, We respect you, Dear Reader, and also you, Dear Author, and you, too, Dear Book."
- medium | @craigmod

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11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions

11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
11 ways to stop clients asking for endless revisions | Career | Creative Bloq
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What do you do when clients won't stop asking for revisions? Egle Karalyte, founder of My Visual Brief, has some advice. 

 

As a designer, you've probably had the experience of working with a client who repeatedly asks for revisions with no end in sight. It's frustrating, right?  You want to keep the client happy without driving yourself crazy or ruining your profit margin.... 

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Conversion Copywriting: Words & Phrases That Make People Click [Infographic]

Conversion Copywriting: Words & Phrases That Make People Click [Infographic] | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
This data-backed infographic shows why word choice is so important in marketing, and which words are most likely to convert today's consumers.
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Think of the number of new posts entering our social feeds every hour. How do people choose which ones to click on and which ones to ignore?

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How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools |

How to Create Sharable Social Media Images: 3 Powerful Tools | | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you include sharable social media images with your articles and updates? This article shows three online design tools to make your own sharable images.
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In this article Kristin will show you three online design tools to make your own sharable images–no formal design skills necessary.

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5 best tools and techniques for Better Street Photography

5 best tools and techniques for Better Street Photography | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Street photography is all about finding unexpected moments and interesting people. …

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 To be able to capture these spontaneous moments, the photographer needs to be ready to adapt quickly and interact with the subjects at the right times. Here are the five best tools and techniques for capturing street scenes.

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Twitter's testing a way for you to make purchases on Twitter

Twitter's testing a way for you to make purchases on Twitter | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A new way to discover and buy products on Twitter.
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Today Twitter are beginning to test a new way for you to discover and buy products on Twitter. For a small percentage of U.S. users (that will grow over time), some Tweets from their test partners will feature a “Buy” button, letting you buy directly from the Tweet.

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How To Create Beautiful Bokeh Images

How To Create Beautiful Bokeh Images | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Unbelievable Photography
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A few weeks ago, 500px shared Ursula’s striking bokeh-laden image, “Seedling” on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter—the response was popular enough, with many of you asking how the picture was created. In this tutorial, Ursula reveals how she shot and processed “Seedling” so you too can recreate this eye-catching effect, as seen in the image above - 500px

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Art program offers hope for Santa Cruz County inmates - Santa Cruz Sentinel

Art program offers hope for Santa Cruz County inmates - Santa Cruz Sentinel | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In an effort to prevent crime relapse in Santa Cruz County, ART Initiative volunteers are making an effort to provide care and mental health help for those behind bars.
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SANTA CRUZ >> The UC Santa Cruz student-run organization, Artistic Rehabilitative Therapeutic Initiative aims to prevent relapse into crime for inmates at the Santa Cruz County Jail through art therapy.

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6 Websites Offering Free Fax Number For Online Faxing

6 Websites Offering Free Fax Number For Online Faxing | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
01 – FaxBetter Free FaxBetter is an Internet service that allows you to send and receive faxes over the Internet without fax machine. No credit card required to sign up! When you sign up for a FaxBetter account you receive a toll free fax number. When documents are faxed to this number they are emailed …
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I haven't had time to check these out yet - but thought i'd post it here, so i know where to find it. Many times i have had to fax something and would have to find alternative methods (like snail mail!) cuz with ADSL internet i can't send faxes like we could back in the ole' dial-up internet days..

 

Yes - faxing is still around -- are you surprised? I sometimes am - i thought it would be all email or dropbox by now ;)

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How to turn your blog into an online store

How to turn your blog into an online store | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Are you thinking about how to monetizing a successful blog by selling digital or physical products, services or subscriptions? If you answered yes and aren’t sure how to add ecommerce to your blog then read on. I’ll share with you some simple steps to turn your blog into an online store. No excuses, you can start now...  Selz Blog / Read more »

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How to Get Your Content Shared

How to Get Your Content Shared | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is all about content sharing. Learn how to get your content shared.
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I have always said that people 'hate' (well, maybe not hate, maybe 'extreme dislike' ) to read. And an image is faster than a thousand words :)

 

"There’s a reason you keep hearing that people are drawn to visual content online. Time after time, it’s been proven that people interact most with posts that include great visuals. " - Tailwind

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3 common misconceptions about Twitter hashtags

3 common misconceptions about Twitter hashtags | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When hashtags were first introduced on Twitter seven years ago, they were used to help users tag their tweets under a certain topic so that people could easily find relevant content on Twitter.
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Hashtags have become a key part of the Twitter experience. Today's valuable tip from the TwitterCounter blog looks at the three most common misconceptions:

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This woman started a retreat empire | Women in Business

This woman started a retreat empire | Women in Business | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
After early failure, Janine Hall now has businesses in Bali, Morocco, Byron Bay and now Portugal.
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Hall says the impetus for her small business dream first came when she decided to take a year off at the age of 30 after a relationship breakdown.   “I thought I'm going to give permission to do things a little bit differently,” she says of that time.



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40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Cover Creator Software

40 Free eBook ePUB Reader and Cover Creator Software | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
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Not sure exactly when this was posted, looking at the comments date - about 2011 - so as with how fast technology changes, am sure there are new things out now (and some that has ceased). But this list gives you the writer and publlisher a good start :)

 

from Gecko&Fly : How to create an eBook with free software in PDF and ePub format? Below is a list of 20 software to create and edit your eBook, iBooks Author is a free software for Mac OS and it publishes to Apple’s book stores for free. Some editors are free, but they will take a cut from the sales generated online.

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Where to Learn Hand Lettering Online

Where to Learn Hand Lettering Online | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Hand lettering is, at its core, the process of turning the alphabet into artwork. With digital print taking over everyone’s lives, more and more people are seeking out the human-tinged…
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Here you’ll find five great places to learn the art of hand lettering online, some paid, some free, but all of them an excellent intro to the process.

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