Showing posts with label art tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art tips. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

LEARN HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR ART CAREER, WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS , BY MIABO ENYADIKE.




This March is the women's month and I have seen all sorts of support for Female Fine Artist by celebrities, and generally, people who support Art.

 I also reckoned that this month, I should find a female Fine Artist, around our community to recognize and collaborate with as one, of the many female Fine Artist that exist on our planet.


'Bluebell Woods' Painting by Caroline Van Rensburg


 This is especially because they inspire and still have much to offer in terms of their Art gifts and Skills, lifting up other Artists for me, is a no brainer as it helps the Art universe expand and elevates the Artist. 

There are so many simple ways to lift and collaborate with other Artists, with shared experience and knowledge the uttermost, that is why Caroline Frances Janse Van Rensburg, a South African Female Artist who has over 40 years, of experience is an inspiration to me and those around her.


                                   Caroline Van Frances Janse Rensburg

I met Caroline a few years ago through a mutual friend Joan Jones, and as  I spent time in her studio and watched the vibe and the general atmosphere, people drank wine, juice, ate biscuits and chatted happily while they talked about serious issues. You could see the friendly banter, that showed this Art class was different!.

 Everyone had a good Job, you could tell. I didn't ask, I heard from their conversations about work but the fact that they would rather come to an Art class after work hours, despite how stressful Johannesburg's hustle and bustle can be, seemed quite novel to me. 

Fast forward to now,  Caroline, who is in her 80's has added a new portfolio to these classes, Kids.

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This got me thinking, that perhaps, most female Artists need this kind of inspiring experience and 
'Art multitasking'  because she is a Painter, Ceramist, Sculptor and a teacher Juggling all of these gifts cheerfully and getting by. 

How does she do that? I wondered!

I sat down with Caroline and we had this long chat, ate loads of biscuits, while I listened to how simple these things could take place.

It all begins with you the Artist, being willing to Share.




Her Simple Career Steps:

1. Create Art that is Classic and Relevant!

Flower designs by  Caroline Van RensburgCreate Art that can be used to support your Art career, that is classic, universal, appealing and not restrictive to your culture or race but is both commercial and collectible.                                                                          
                                                     Flower Illustration by Caroline Van Rensburg

Designs by Caroline Van RensburgDesigns by Caroline Van Rensburg

Home decor and Fashion designed with Carolines Floral Art


 I saw that with a flower illustration, she made some 30 yrs back.  I could immediately glean the commercial potential in this classic vintage flower illustration. 

Vintage is back and for today's market, it was lovely to see this Art in its longevity. So, I decided to test it for myself, the results were marvelous! and fantastic. 



2. Hard work Never hurts Any Artist!
She has worked hard all these years, creating an extensive portfolio and even now she is still creating Art, selling Art and working on commissions, attending art gatherings to support her career at Age 80+ years.


Painting by Caroline Van RensburgPainting by Caroline Van RensburgPainting by Caroline Van Rensburg

Painting by Caroline Van RensburgPainting by Caroline Van Rensburg

 Cat Painting by Caroline Van Rensburg
My Favourite Paintings from Carolines vast Portfolio





3. Create Additional Income!
This is a must need, for Artist out there. Caroline has devoted her time for the last 10+ years to run Art and Ceramic classes for Adults and now she has added kids.

       A kid in Caroline's Art Class, showing off her Art


 As an Artist, who loves to learn and experience new things, I could see this as another simple way to support your Art career, that has huge potentials and it can be done.



4. Create an Informal Art Community
I understood from chatting with Caroline that we as artists, can form informal but productive communities that help each other. 
                                                            Caroline's Art community


You can create a beautiful ambiance, for people to gather and learn from you, provide light meals in the cause of learning and charge a fair amount, watch and listen to people talk about issues that affect all of us, while you teach them, Art.

                

Caroline's Art Class/Studio

 Then, knowing in your heart that creating this space and community of people, will definitely support your art career and your experience, knowledge, and inspiration will be passed on and lead more people into your life!

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These are the simple steps, I learned from 
Caroline Frances Janse Van Rensburg, that I wish to share with you all.  It was a hearty chat and I learned a lot about being humble, focused and sincerely willing to share and experience life, outside oneself... I was the one lifted!

 Enjoy...

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@305 long Avenue, Ferndale Randburg
Johannesburg, South Africa.
Call:+27 83 325 3734.






Original Abstract Paintings for Sale by Miabo Enyadike

Thursday, February 21, 2019

WALL ART, VINTAGE PARIS DIY DECOR BY MIABO ENYADIKE

WALL ART, VINTAGE PARIS DIY DECOR BY MIABO ENYADIKE


Wall Art and craft projects on plates are rare for me, it is not that I don't enjoy creating plate projects, they are just far and in-between other Art things I'm doing.

 Having said that, I love mod podge projects on plates, I see these plate surfaces as a ceramic canvas. 



And this simple Art project is about Paris and my memories of all things vintage.

 I decided to create decoupage on this subject, using old porcelain plates, mod podge and free printables from Pinterest.

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I set out to the flea market, with one purpose, it was different this time. I was in the lookout, for vintage crockeries plain and simple.

Something I could use to re-purpose with mod podge and some free vintage printables I had just obtained.




The plate hunting turned out great, and I decided a rather dusty, vintage very very worn out look, would suit my project.






I chose Paris, as my underlining subject, in both a subtle and bold way to create a vintage Paris travel adventure.



 One I know, I had undertaken myself visiting markets, old Chateaus, Art galleries, and street markets.....

 I simply told a story about my impression of all the historic places I visited with the help of free printables and mod podge......ENJOY.



Abstract Modern Paintings, Wall Art,  For Sale by Miabo Enyadike



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

GUIDE TO MARKETING YOUR ART COURSE, BY MIABO ENYADIKE

Artist Guide Course On How To Market Your Art Online.


Introduction
The artist is one with a vivid imagination, a complex, yet beautiful and intense mind.

 

 
       
 Our ability to observe and translate events, objects, humanity, lifestyle, and pain that we see around us, into a gift that is shared and received by all who see it and term it  'Creativity' is what oils our artistic wheels to keep moving.

 Facilitator: Joan +27 83 703 8070
305, LONG AVENUE, FERNDALE RANDBURG
Johannesburg South Africa   
   
                                                     


It encourages us, artist, to keep on creating and expanding our gift, to the delight of our Audience.
What comes in between this creativity, is how the artist suffers in the name of their craft.




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CONTACT:Joan +27 83 703 8070
Johannesburg South Africa

I know that because I have been there. It was difficult to get any gallery representation, for years I relied on friends heavily to buy my works because my Art style was misunderstood.
I basically create abstract Art with objects and my paintings are mostly Ink based on paperboards. It was really a financial burden to carry on working when no one around me was buying. So when the online selling platforms came on, I knew I had to get on board if I was to keep creating Art.





I joined the internet in 2013, opening my Art blog on blogger, I posted my first blog on bottles I had made and simply described how I made them and the views from people were staggering and the rest is history.



Today I sell via my blog and I have created a successful Art business, just by storytelling my Art, my own way without boundaries and reaping the full benefits of my hard work, as an independent unrepresented Artist.




 I know the difficulty it entails to put this beauty, created by us called Artworks, out there best paintings, sculpture, graphics, fashion, pottery or ceramics, photography etc and be taken seriously by galleries, markets, dealers, collectors etc.....is a huge, if not a herculean task to bear.

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 CONTACT: Joan +27 83 703 8070
Johannesburg South Africa

 That brings me to the issue, of the Internet and the artist. The Internet has created a platform for the artist that could be far-reaching than we artist anticipate.
 An artist can make a living by the side, regardless of brick and mortar or huge financial commitment, just by uploading and clicking.  Whilst waiting for the big break, we all dream about and desire.

The Internet at least is on the side of the artist, the reason I say so is from my own experience.



  
That is why I have created this six weeks course, here in Johannesburg for unrepresented Artist. So join me for this course and learn how to represent yourself and earn the money you deserve.

You will learn:


-  Week 1: Understanding Digital Space

-  Week 2: Crafting your Product name and Story 

-  Week 3: Creating your Brand Personality

-  Week 4:  Inbound Marketing

-  Week 5:  How to Sell Online

-  Week 6:  Physical Presentation of your Art

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305, LONG AVENUE, FERNDALE RANDBURG
 Contact: Joan +27 83 703 8070
Johannesburg South Africa

This course is made for you if:


  • You're  an artist looking to represent yourself 
  • You love creating artwork but can't sell them
  • You are looking for ways to monetize your art
  • You want to learn how to promote your art
  • You want in on the art business
  • You want to create solo or group art events to sell your work
  • You want to be invited to art exhibitions
  • You should create an online portfolio to that is a magnet for collectors
  • You want to create printables to earn big.

look forward to seeing you all.


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 Joan +27 83 703 8070
Johannesburg South Africa





Saturday, December 16, 2017

TURN DISTRESSED WOOD TO PICTURE FRAMES' ART AND CRAFT BLOG BY MIABO ENYADIKE


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I love old wood, be it oak, mahogany, pine, ebony, any wood  that exist, this drives my insatiable need to collect old used wood from everywhere or anywhere I see them.  
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I love the well worn look of old wood and the amazing fact, that if you choose to sand old wood again, it just comes alive with a better surface and fantastic grain when  polished.  
         
                                                                                           
                                                                     
In my case it really does not matter what state it is in, I just love it because there is always a use for them.

Jogging back home one morning, I discovered a pile of wood probably used for skirting, kept outside a fenced compound that was been renovated.




              
Well yours truly not one to waste time, pressed the bell at the gate and waited patiently while my eyes were glued to this find.  
            
Eventually response came, I was greeted nicely by a  lady who came to the gate. She answered warmly, that was a good sign! and all I needed.

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 I made my interest known about the wood to her, and if I could have them for free of cause.  I was playing on that warmness and using it to my advantage.



I could see she was taken  aback at this
request, but to my utmost relief she graciously agreed to my request.
                      

She was still a bit confused I noticed and she asked why I wanted them, I simply replied  coyly, I love to collect old used wood for Art. Thank you! I said. Ran home quickly  got a ride, and came back to pick them up.




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WeddingAnyway, to cut a long story short,I cleaned and sanded them,  went to see my carpenter and joiner, they were turned to picture frames for me. 
                                
I framed some acrylic flower paintings, I had previously done in them as you can see, it looked good to me and I really love the old wood .....ENJOY!  


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