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Walking as Creative Practice – And So It Begins
I go on walks quite often. It's my main form of exercise - especially when I can't go out dancing, because during a pandemic, that is no longer a thing. Truth be told, I usually try to find a way to make the walk "useful" in some way. Listening to podcasts and calling family are [...]
Troubleshooting Your Henna Batch – Not Getting Good Henna Stain Color?
Dear Heather, I'm having trouble getting my henna batch to stain like I'd like. I'm a professional artist, and have been doing this a while - I know how to mix a good batch of henna. I'm also quite confident that I've got excellent henna supplies - I bought them from a reputable supplier, and [...]
Protected: Week 1 – The Business of Henna
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Tax Tips for Artists and Other Small Business Owners
Note: The author is not a tax professional, just an artist and small business owner relaying her own personal experiences. For professional tax help, visit your nearest Certified Public Accountant (CPA). It’s tax time! As a small business owner or artist, what are your obligations, and what can you expect? What is the best way [...]
How to Find the Best Festivals
There are so many different venues where you could offer your art, so how do you decide which ones are best for what you do? If you create something that is easy to carry around, and have at least some pieces priced in a way that are impulse-buy friendly, you just may find success selling your art [...]