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Why Should Illustrators Blog

Why Should Illustrators Blog?

Blogging. Everyone’s doing it nowadays. Digital Marketers, Companies, and especially thought leaders in their specific profession. With all the countless blog posts and content that I’ve come across, it seems the group that blogs the least are the illustrators. Why is that?

Maybe illustrators don’t have the time to blog.
Maybe illustrators feel like their art should speak for themselves.
Maybe illustrators don’t have anything to say.

Regardless of those excuses, there are plenty of reasons for an illustrator to blog, and I have three for you.

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5 Lessons Learned When Taking Art Commissions

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I’ve been taking commissions and turning my client’s ideas into reality for about 8 years, and I’ve learned a lot. Last week I talked about my biggest mistake when taking art commissions. But with that experience, these 5 things are what I learned to be a better illustrator and a better business owner.

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Believe in Syracuse Recap

On January 29th, an event called Believe in Syracuse’s 4th Birthday Party was hosted. Held by a group who wants nothing but innovative business and economic growth for the city of Syracuse. With that being said, they gave out opportunities to network and meet other locals in the area! Who knows? Maybe I had something of value to someone, and someone else had something of value to me! The beauty of networking. I had my best friend with me and the boyfriend for emotional support. I’m so happy I didn’t do it alone.  Continue reading “Believe in Syracuse Recap”

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I’ll be at the Winter Maker’s Market!

What’s better than that? There’s going to be 19 other artists struttin’ their stuff alongside me! There’s going to be art, live music, and a cash bar located at the highly renowned Dinosaur BBQ in downtown Syracuse.

Now, I could go on and on about how kickass this event is going to be, but that ruins the surprise! It’s 100% free to attend, so if you’re in the area, there’s no reason why I shouldn’t see you there!

Come give some of that local love <3

Date:        Saturday Feb 04, 2017
Time:       5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Address: Dinosaur BBQ – 246 East Willow Street, Syracuse, New York, 13202

Please check it out!

 

 

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PK’s Going Local and Vending!

Awww yes! I’m heading over to Believe in Syracuse’s 4th Birthday Party! And what’s even better? I’ll be vending with my best friend Ashanti Bell Art! January 27th, we’re double teaming this event, and we’re about to make this the official kick-off of 2017. If you’re in Syracuse, you need to check this event out. It’s a great way to network, meet new people, and stay in tune to the local art scene in Syracuse.

Come drop by and say hi, trust me, we ain’t shy ;D

Date:         Friday Jan 27, 2017
Time:        5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Address:  Museum of Science and Technology – 500, South Franklin Street, Syracuse, New York, 13202

 

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New Year, New Experiments!

I’m experimenting with something different: watercolor painting on canvas. It IS possible and I’m going to beat the heck out of my fear.

Texture.

Here’s what I’m bringing in the new year with:

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Stay tuned guys, I’m gonna go really in depth with my discoveries. There’ll be more to come!

~PK

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Creative Art Box Featured Artist!

Holy crap guys! Creative Art Box contacted me to be their featured artists for this month! It’s such an honor to be a part of this!

Creative Art Box is a monthly subscription based box of supplies that comes straight to your door. They feature artists every month and I’m so happy to have the opportunity for January! You should definitely check it out, and see my mini bio!
http://www.creativeartbox.com/featured-artists

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Featured image: “Cerulean Comfort”. Watercolor and Colored Pencil on 5 x 7in Pastelbord.