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« on: November 09, 2014 05:43:26 PM »

Hi there. I was wondering if anyone on Craftster More Art board has any ideas or a place to get ideas about how to grow as an artist. I live in a small community that has some art-movement, but not much. I want to see growth in this movement in my community, and also for me personally. I appreciate any ideas and comments. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014 10:19:25 AM »

I also live in a small community and find it can be some work to grow as an artist.  I do belong to an Art Society group, which helps-we do an open studio once a month which is great for helpful critique, learning new techniques and just being around creative energy.  Personally I am a fan of on-line classes, you can find so many out there for whatever you are interested in doing.
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014 04:32:30 PM »

I feel I've grown tremendously as an artist, or at least as a craftsperson, due to my passion for Craftster, especially swaps, which keep me exercising my creative muscles.  I have practically no "real life" association with other artists, though there is an active arts and crafts community in this locale, as far as I can tell.  I'm just a hermit and it would be excruciatingly painful to try to hobnob with other artists.  Tongue  By "grow as an artist" do you mean improve your career as an artist (shows, sales) or improve the quality and/or quantity of your art, or do you mean increase the depth of feeling and meaning in your art - or all of the above?

I still find it very difficult to make works which reflect things that are important to me personally, so in that sense, I still have a long way to grow as an artist, though at this mature age it should not be a problem, it still is.  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2014 10:45:55 AM »

Living in small rural areas can present challenges. Or even if you have restraints.

For me I find the internet a source of great inspiration. Craftster is one of my favorites, of course. Check YouTube for videos, as well as online classes. There are so many resources to explore, and in a range of prices.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015 05:53:53 PM »

I've been on my own as an artist for a little over a year now (quit my day job and everything) and it can certainly be tough.  have you tried looking into groups that meet up on occasion in your area?  When I moved to my current locale, I stumbled across meetup.com and found a wonderful group of crafty people I can proudly call my friends now.  There might be an art group there you can join, or start your own? 

also, if you want more exposure for your artwork and put yourself out there as an artist and bring other creatives into the "spotlight", so to speak, why not try talking to your local library and see if you can put on an art exhibition using their space?  Most times, Libraries will be thrilled to host just for the extra foot traffic in their location.  Who doesn't love a good cultural event?

Growing as an artist is slow going and it is definitely not without its' risks, but I find it completely worth it. Smiley I hope my ramblings helped a little!

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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2016 07:35:11 PM »

Yeah I've been wondering about this lately too.  Comparing where I am now to where I used to live there is virtually no art community and when I was in school inspiration was everywhere and growth was inevitable.  I think one way you can go about it is to look around online for works that you like or that grab you and then reach out to the artist.  I think most people respond well when they're asked to talk about their work.  As the previous poster mentioned about the libraries -- I've noticed this at the local cafes and coffee shops near me too.  

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