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New Props for Prints – Frames!

New Props for Prints – Frames!

Lots of changes coming up for ArtByDArt Prints, including two new sizes and the elimination of one of the old ones. The 8.5″ x 11″ size is going away, but I’ve added a 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 10″ to go with the large, […]

A Shock to the System

A Shock to the System

Some people might not know it, but I am a Katrina survivor. Katrina changed my life, and the way I look at life, forever. But it also left behind some residual darkness that I wasn’t aware of until recently. First, let me clarify a couple […]

To Print or Not to Print – Learning How to Sell Prints of Original Artwork

To Print or Not to Print – Learning How to Sell Prints of Original Artwork

I have a problem, but it’s a great problem to have. My art is selling faster than I can produce it, which is great! However, my ultimate goal is to make a living as a professional artist. Until I can command thousands of dollars for my […]

Debbie’s Process – Artistic Evolution or Finding My Own Style

Debbie’s Process – Artistic Evolution or Finding My Own Style

The more I paint the more I evolve into my own, unique style. It’s been a wild ride, since I like so many painting genres I wanted to take a whack at all of them! NOLA Night was my first foray back into painting. I […]

PG Window – A Painting for Me

PG Window – A Painting for Me

Back when I worked at an Uptown real estate office, they had this little display on the window sill of the ladies’ bathroom. I know it’s weird, but while I was evacuated during Katrina, this little venue kept cropping up in my mind. I kept […]

Working, Working, Working!

Working, Working, Working!

I have been really busy for the past few days, because I made a decision to commit myself to my art work. That means I’m treating it like a job, and doing some painting every day, whether I want to or not. The thing is, […]

Trying to Find Out Which Facebook Ad Gets the Best Response

Trying to Find Out Which Facebook Ad Gets the Best Response

One good thing about advertising on Facebook is that it’s cheap. You can run an ad for $5.00. For someone like me, who has never paid for advertising before, it gives me the opportunity to play around with different types of ads targeting different kinds […]

Worked on Digital Art Today

Worked on Digital Art Today

I have a sizable amount of digital art just sitting around in folders waiting for me to do something with them. Some don’t need much work. I had prepared them all for sale a while back, but I never got around to doing it. Another group […]

Sunday Smile

Sunday Smile

Today I had to bathe Miss Holly. She’s little, so she fits well in the sink, and she’s pretty good about it too. But still, there’s no way to bathe her without getting a good dousing myself. After getting her dried off, I managed to […]

Do Something Productive Each Day

Do Something Productive Each Day

Easier said than done, but not if you lower your standards of the definition of productivity. 🙂 That’s right, y’all! This is going to be an article about the lazy person’s guide to self worth through tiny accomplishments. See, you don’t have to build the […]

Debt and Unexpected Emergencies

Debt and Unexpected Emergencies

Every month it seems some new emergency crops up that keeps me from paying my credit card debt down. Though I recently began making almost twice as much as I used to, I have yet to see any benefit from it, because life keeps reminding […]

Shaggy’s in Pass Christian, MS

Shaggy’s in Pass Christian, MS

Yesterday I had to take a trip into Bay St. Louis, which isn’t that far away, but since I was so close to the beach, I decided to stop for lunch before turning around and heading back home. Mom took a ride with me, and […]

Carnival Dream Cruise April 2016

Carnival Dream Cruise April 2016

As my first official act of closing D.A.R.T. and opening DArt to make this website about my art, I’d like to share this video I made of a recent 7 day cruise aboard the Carnival Dream.