Speaking On Art #13

In this edition of SOA…
Interlude by Debra Stewart

Dr. Ivan Tirado
Too Old To Dream
Iris Mes-Low
All Art Licensing
Are You An Artrepreneur
DS Art
You Can’t Do That
James Thatcher
Incidental Discoveries are Crucial
Terry Miura
Some (Fairly) Recent Black and White Figures 

Dr. Ivan Tirado
Too Old To Dream

Reverie by Dr. Ivan TiradoSometimes I feel too old to dream anymore. No, I didn’t lose my edge, or neither I think that dreams are not important. I will always be a dreamer. However, it is time to take action and make those dreams happen. I’ve been trying to understand my path in life, the reasons for my experience, academics, my art, my skills, my weaknesses, my mistakes, those apparent failures, and moreover, the dreams I have for my life. I discovered soon enough that all of it was never about me […]

Iris Mes-Low

Langlois Bridge at Arles by Vincent Van GoghUnknown in his time, he was a voracious letter writer. People didn’t like his art; they thought he was pretty strange too. If they bought or received one (he often bartered with them) it was generally out of pity. These extremely valuable paintings were found decades later, sometimes in some dusty forgotten attic. So how did they know they had a van Gogh? How does anyone know if they possess a valuable piece of art […]

All Art Licensing
Are You An Artrepreneur? Take Our 20-Question Quiz and Find Out!

All Art Licensing BlogYou have probably seen it before: Artist + Entrepreneur = Artrepreneur. This got me thinking a lot about all of the creative people who want to earn a good living from their artistic endeavors. Maybe you are currently a part-time “artrepreneur” or haven’t yet made the leap. Perhaps you are still creating art, design, animation, or characters for a company that has clients and customers. There are so many similarities between entrepreneurs and artists, and here are just a few […]


Debra L. Stewart
Reach Beyond Present Circumstances

Interlude by Debra StewartDo you ever feel like you are working and not getting anywhere with it?  I have felt like that often.  When I first began to work abstractly it was hard for me to get into shows I had entered.  Something inside told me to continue anyway.  I often felt discouraged and disappointed by rejection.  But sometimes getting rejected motivated me.  It motivated me to improve my work, try harder and then have a larger vision. If I was denied entry into a regional exhibit I tried to enter a national one. […]

Debra L. Stewart PSA, MP, IAPS MC

  • debra-stewartSignature Member and Master Pastellist of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies
  • Author of a Northlight book entitled Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media and a series of videos on abstract painting from Northlight TV
  • Workshop instructors in abstractionhroughout the U.S.
  • Paintings available through galleries in Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois

MT McClanahan

An artist and perpetual thinker, MT McClanahan finds inspiration through connecting ideas across a broad range of topics. He especially enjoys philosophy and how art and life interconnect. He is the founder of TPT and his paintings can be seen at mtmcclanahan.com.

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