Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Styling Ideas with Art and Flowers

As I discuss in smART business, the way you showcase your work is just as important as your work itself. I love to play around with styling ideas in my studio. Adding brightly colored fresh flowers, decorative bowls and related books is my tip for interesting and eye-catching photos. Make sure you set up your vignettes in a well lit area for bright natural lighting. I never use a flash.
Container Garden art print IMG_3484 IMG_3491 IMG_3489
art: container garden print, abstract original with turquoise and lime, dress prints in chartreuse and hot pink, three dresses in aqua original watercolor painting

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

House Portraits on Pinterest!

Join Bright Bold and Beautiful on Pinterest - Visit my ART, Prints, House Portraits and all other categories ~ so much inspiration!!

House Portraits onpinterest

Friday, January 13, 2012

XOXO Watercolor

Celebrate with the ones you love this Valentines Day! Chic Home Decor - XOXO sweet little painting.
XOXO Watercolor

Friday, January 6, 2012

smART Business available on iBooks

smART Business is available on iBooks for iPad and iPhone users for $8.99. smART business is a 54 page easy to read guide for all artists and crafters filled with practical tips and "how-to" photos on every page.
SmART business
I believe we can all Profit from our Passion. This guide is different from most “how to succeed in business” books. I am not going throw reference materials your way for you to have to look somewhere else. The answers are right here. This book is about the choices I have made as an artist. My hope is that you will learn a little something from my experiences and be able to apply them to your own art or craft business…

social media ebook pages
Most of all, I want to inspire you to continue doing what you love! Featuring ~ Building Your Brand, Finding Your Niche, Don't Undersell Your Vision, Online Shop and Blog Tips, Time Management, Social Media, Art/Craft Show Checklist, Stay Inspired and a great Resource List with links!
smART business sneak peek
I have sold thousands of paintings worldwide, and I am the editor of the popular art and design blog, Bright Bold and Beautiful. I hope this book will inspire you and serve as a guide to achieve your goals!

This is both a beautifully written and presented book. It's stunning pictures and common sense logic on building a creative business is priceless. Laura has articulated all the common sense we as artists sometimes forget. It's a valuable tool to have that is a constant reminder to keep it simple, be true to your art, and don't cut corners. I love it and now feel confident that I can turn my art into business. Laura is an elegant artist and business woman with a generosity and kindness that shines through on every page of this beautiful, must have book... Laura has successfully followed her own advice and is happy to give away her secrets.
Dion Dior http://www.etsy.com/people/diondior?ref=pr_profile

"I just ordered smART business ebook by Laura Trevey today. I love it! If you are an artist, designer, or crafter this book is a "must have". It is informative and beautiful! This book has helped me save time researching, now I can get down to business! Thanks!"
Roleen - LimeZinnias Design

"Thank you Laura - Professional and colourful layout - I am really looking forward to reading through and digesting... I love your blog and this further encouraged me to purchase the ebook as you know what you are talking about and are proof of what you say."
Valerie Lewis - Discerning Chi Chi Handmade Jewellery

"Beautiful, easy read and refreshing. Some good ideas and very inspirational."
Cherrie Fick - En La Lumie're Artisan Handcrafted Jewelry

Great communication, and the book looks very interesting! Thank you so much!
Roni - Beads by Roni http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadsByRoni

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!!

Happy New year to all ~ time to get inspired and start painting. What are you working on?


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