Art Business

Learn tips and professional advice on how to sell your art, as well as guidance for maintaining your website or blog, staying organized, and other important aspects of art business.

Explore creative spaces in the new eMagazine, Labor of Love

Few things make me happier than looking at the studios and workspaces of creative people. Glimpsing their tools, materials, organization methods, and artwork allows me a rare peek into their imaginative brains to find inspiration. I have a feeling you love seeing creative spaces, too. That's why I'm excited to tell you about something new…

Making it Happen: A Mixed-Media Artist to Admire

When my children were toddlers I wondered how I could possibly continue to work full time, take care of my family, and find time for creative pursuits. There are still days when that mommy guilt creeps into my mind when I’m taking time for myself to be creative. But then I look around at the…

6 Tips for Selling Your Art

You know that you can come to Cloth Paper Scissors for art inspiration and new mixed-media techniques, but a benefit to subscribing ensures that you won’t miss out on the extras, such as the business side of making art. For example, in this excerpt from a feature article by Cate Prato, you’re bound to learn…

Filing Taxes or Art Journaling Today? Hmm…

On a day when many Americans are knee-deep in tax forms, only hours away from the filing deadline, there’s one thing that can offer some relief: art journaling. What a great way to lighten up and let our minds relax. Once the forms are submitted, we can take a break and get back to doing…

DIY Picture Framing and How to Hang Photos on a Wall

Enjoy these creative ways to hang photos on a wall, as well as a guide to DIY framing. ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. ***

Improve Your Online Presence: Live webinar with art coach Mary Edwards

Do your website, professional Facebook page, and Instagram account need a little sprucing up? Would you like to improve your overall presence online? Join art coach Mary Edwards and me for a live webinar, "Improve Your Online Presence," this Thursday, March 19th at 4 p.m. Eastern Time. Mary will talk about how to create an…

Taking the Next Step: Going Public With Your Art

Are you ready? The much-anticipated Spring issue of Artists & Makers is hot off the presses, and it’s 100 pages of awesome. “This issue is all about going public–but we’re not talking about trading stocks on Wall Street,” says Editorial Director Jeannine Stein. “For artists, going public means creating public art, building a website, engaging…

Setting Art Goals, ACHIEVING Art Goals

Day dreaming is fun. We get to make up our own version of what could be and get to go places that we might never really get to. Talking about our dreams and thinking about them feels good. It’s a happy place. But I need more than dreams. I need to be able to visualize…

You're A Part of This Community | Two Amazing Artists

Being an artist is about more than making art or even the business of art—it’s about being part of a community, something larger than ourselves. Because we love this culture of art and artists, we’re proud to announce the first issue of Artists & Makers magazine. Editorial Director Jeannine Stein couldn’t agree more. “This is…

Is Starting a Blog Right For You?

Have you ever asked yourself if you should start a blog? Maybe you have a blog, but aren’t quite sure what to do with it? There’s plenty of advice online about how to blog, but each writer and audience is unique, so it’s important to consider why you’re blogging in the first place. You need…