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Handicap Accessible Studio – Part 2

Part 2 – designs for my handicap accessible studio. Come see what I envision this space to look like, catch a glimpse of the bigger picture, and find out what I’m doing to make it happen. Read More

Handicap Accessible Studio – Part 1

Getting my handicap accessible studio built is a huge driving force in my art practice at the moment. In this post, I break down WHY it’s so important to me as well as the basic cost breakdown of making it happen. Read More

Paying Yourself a Living Wage as an Artist

Paying yourself a living wage as an artist is almost a taboo topic. I get comments about how unrealistic it is on a regular basis across various social media platforms. Just because you may not have had success with it doesn’t mean others are not…Find out why I know it’s possible. Read More

Does Affiliate Marketing Have a Place in Your Art Business?

Affiliate marketing used to put a really bad taste in my mouth. I definitely didn’t get the warm fuzzies. I thought that it would make me a “sell out” if I ever endorsed another product and pushed my affiliate link… over time, my opinion on this has changed. Find out why. Read More

I’m Getting a Handcycle!!

Thanks to The Homeland Heroes Foundation, I have been afforded the opportunity to get a Lasher handcycle and participate in my first 5k ever with the “Run for our Troops” event in April. Find out how you can help support me and these amazing organizations. Read More

Pricing Your Art

Pricing your art is a very subjective topic. I’ve seen posts about it in dozens of different places all with a slightly different take on it. But I’ve also seen the question posed in MANY of the art groups I’m in. This is my take on it and how I determine my prices. Read More

PRESS RELEASE – Doc Wins Honorable Mention

Maine artist, Shawna N.M. Barnes, wins honorable mention for her sculpture “Doc the Ambulance Dog” at the show “The Incredible Feet” hosted in Grand Junction, Colorado, by the Veteran’s Art Center. Read More