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Sunday, December 23, 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day Twelve Giveaway

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It's hard to believe tomorrow is the last day of the Twelve Days of Christmas giveaway. This has been a lot of fun and thank you to the hundreds of you that have participated in the fun. 
I love all of your favorite paintings that were posted on my blog post yesterday. Please take a minute to click on the links to see all of the great art.t

The winner of the 11th Day Giveaway is Debbie Lamey-MacDonald. Debbie is the winner of a month long webinARTs course. Email me and I will register you for the class. Congrats!

The 12th Day giveaway prize is one of my original oil paintings. If you would like to have a chance to win the painting, my request is simple. I am a true believer that as artists we all need to think about giving back. We need to do everything we can to help our fellow artists.  That's why my radio show is named "Artists Helping Artists". 

I am looking for suggestions as to how we can all help our fellow artists. So to be eligible for the final giveaway leave your suggestions here. What do you think is a great way to help a fellow artist? Share your ideas on my blog or on any of my facebook pages. And you are welcome to make as many suggestions as you want if you would like to increase your chances to win. 
Good luck. And thanks for sharing.

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26 comments:

Teddy Jackson said...

We can Help other Artists be sharing our knowledge, encouraging and motivating them.
Probably the most important way to help others is to always set a good example and show your passion for art.

Teddy Jackson said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy art-filled New Year!!!!

Carrie'sCreations said...

I tell every artists I come in to contact with to listen to AHA. I'm kind of like a broken record that way. It is how I have grown my business as an artist. Free information right there, how much better does it get!! Thank you Leslie:))

Carrie'sCreations said...

I try very hard to answer all e-mails and questions that I get.

Carrie'sCreations said...

I do a Friday Feature every week on my blog spotlighting a different, wonderful, artist. It is very popular with my blog family and I get to know these fabulous artists a little better. Win Win!!

Carrie'sCreations said...

I now do workshops sharing my techniques with others. It really helps to watch someone in action.

Carrie'sCreations said...

I do demos, helps people see what you are doing, gets your name out there and makes you more accessible for to answer questions.

Carrie'sCreations said...

My policy is to be an open book, I will share any information that I have learned that has helped me along the way. You would think this was a no brainer but I have come into contact with other artists that aren't so willing to share.

Carrie'sCreations said...

In the past I have given lessons to kids. No better way to spark the love of art into the future generations than to teach a younger crew:)

Carrie'sCreations said...

I let my own kids play with paint and supplies any time they want to. I hope it helps these future artists have a great appreciation for art.

Meredith Adler said...

Definitely, spread the word about the AHA show!

Meredith Adler said...

Encourage an artist who has quit painting to get back to it. Let another artist use your studio space at the times you are not using it.

Fay Terry said...

I encourage folks who want to paint but think they don't have enough talent by telling them to just get started and see what happens with dedication and determination.

Fay Terry said...

I think lots of commenting on art blogs just getting started is helpful especially if the comments point out successful elements in the work.

Fay Terry said...

Post titles of art books that have been most helpful to you

Fay Terry said...

Tell everyone you know who is painting about the amazing resource of AHA

Fay Terry said...

Open your studio and do a demo once a month and answer questions

Twinkle Nelson said...

Seven of us who paint at home rent a classroom at an art center. We meet each week for 4 hours in a classroom all set up with tables and easels. Because the center isn't paying an instructor the rent is minimal. This "open studio" time allows us to paint with other artists, learning, sharing and critiquing.

Cindy Stierhoff said...

Always have a positive remark when asked by a fellow artist "what do your think?" We are always listening for new ideas and the knowledge of when to stop! Merry Christmas to everyone!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Find a great artist buddy that will give you true critiques. It helps you both. I have a friend that lives far away so we skype.

Carrie'sCreations said...

When asked for helpful critiques always start with a positive comment, constructive criticism in the middle and then always end with a positive comment.

Carrie'sCreations said...

Visit as many art museums as you can. Also try to attend any museum art talks you can learn a lot. If you can't make it to all of the museums take a virtual tour with google art project. You can "walk" through tons of museums around the world using google art project.

watercolorpainting said...

Tell them in art it is two steps forwards and one step back, that is all in the game!

Teresa Telehany said...

Walk into every art gallery you come across, and encourage other artists to do the same. It never fails to inspire!

Teresa Telehany said...

Find a central location for a regular open painting/creation time. Everyone wins.

Teresa Telehany said...

When you see another artist's work, give them a complement about something specific you like about the artwork, even if it is simply the reflections or how they handled the patches of light. It gives them something to build upon.

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