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Austin Coloring at Hope Outdoor Gallery

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Austin Coloring at Hope Outdoor Gallery

  How do you feel about murals colored by the community rather than an artist? Cool? Cop out? Both? Jason and I just took a staycation in Austin, and one of the things I got around to doing: Interactive Coloring at Hope Outdoor Gallery.  Over the years Hope has become less and less a forum for serious street artists, moving more towards interested tourists tagging their names. One artist I ran into told me (with a noted tone of disdain), I could expect my work to be painted on within the hour.  I will say when I left, I watched people out...

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We're Artists: Be Like a Dog

We're Artists: Be Like a Dog

The other day a young undergrad (19 years I think, Lordie she made me feel old), asked me to get coffee and chat about art-making for a living. We made a date at Thunderbird. I came armed with my meager 3 years of knowledge. I was expecting to answer questions about retail. Accounting. Systems management. Prioritization.  Goal Setting. Clients. Boundaries.  She wanted to talk about none of those things. Instead we talked for over 2 hours about a totally unexpected topic: My energy. It took about 15 minutes of chats on weather before she felt warmed up enough to share. Forewarning, I am about...

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We're Artists: F*** You Pay Me

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We're Artists: F*** You Pay Me

That scene from Goodfellas is quoted a lot for a reasons. It's tricky navigating payment as an artist. This episode is a story about how rainbows with a dash of pop culture mafia can yield a recipe for getting paid. If you find yourself getting pushed around by the finance side of creative work, this story is for you. Explicit  

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