Topsy Turvy

Feeling a bit upside-down today? With the holiday weekend, "Monday" is actually Tuesday, and after a luxurious three days off, it kind of makes one not want to go back to work...Sometimes it's good to shake things up and turn them around. 

I paint upside-down from time to time, so I can get a better angle and that perfect line, or so I can see what's "off" in my painting. That's a tip from Drawing on the Right Side of The Brain -> by turning the artwork upside-down, you brain stops thinking about what the object is, and simply concentrates on the lines and shapes - resulting in a more accurate rendition. Cool, right? Our brains are so amazing! 

Tip of the Week: Your website is judged by the weakest piece

As 2013 came to a close I happened to be working on re-doing my website on a new platform. As I shopped around a bit, I came across a couple of good tips and lists of Do's & Don'ts via this Year in Review from Artsy Shark.com. I'm still working on putting a few of these into practice, but in case your new year's resolution was to improve your online presence, here are some resources:

New site: Top 10 Mistakes Artists Make When Building a Website
Old site: 8 Ways to Improve Your Online Portfolio