Month: May 2019

Art Evolution: Grow and Harvest

Do you sometimes feel left behind. I know I do! Do you have ideas, dreams, and goals that you’d like to accomplish but you feel like you are behind everyone else? Sometimes that feeling will make you dated and out of the loop not only as an artist but as a person. How do you get past it? Well, I tell ya. You evolve and grow so that you can reap the benefits.

Art evolves

Art has changed, but the creative mind is the same. Radio plays different stuff. Selling music and art is more popular and profitable being done online. If you are a photographer you can sell your pics of trees and car crashes to sites as stock footage for people to use. What a new and interesting world. Continue reading “Art Evolution: Grow and Harvest”

10 skills I taught myself: Train Yourself

The phrase “self-taught” is an awesome phrase. Isn’t it wonderful when people get so determined that they go after the skills that get them to their goals and successes? I am The New Bruce (aka That Creative Dude), and these are a few of mine that I hope may light a spark in you.

1. Singing

I learned to sing by dissecting my favorite songs by my favorite artists. I would watch or read their interviews. They would make me feel like I could do it too. I lacked the confidence to jump out there and therefore it took years to become secure in my own style and voice. I recorded a song in 1998 that people actually liked but still not enough confidence. Your art won’t be denied however and in 2015, 17 yrs later, I’d record my first CD. Stay Loose or Panic! Sometimes it takes a minute to believe in yourself. Continue reading “10 skills I taught myself: Train Yourself”

This is not a hobby: Who is your art for?

One thing that used to drive me crazy as an early artist was “You are so artistic, I bet that’s a fun hobby”. Well outsider, this is not a hobby, this is my life!

HOBBY: A hobby is a regular activity done for enjoyment, typically during one’s leisure time. Hobbies include collecting themed items and objects, engaging in creative and artistic pursuits, playing sports, or pursuing other amusements. Thanks for the definition Wikipedia.

Artist: a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.a person who practices one of the fine arts, especially a painter or sculptor. A person whose trade or profession requires a knowledge of design, Continue reading “This is not a hobby: Who is your art for?”