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Writers, Artists, and Musicians Experience it, Creator Depression

Posted by Roxanne Crouse on

During the winter it hits me the hardest. It's cold and I hate the cold so I feel trapped and unhappy. My soul sucking job also becomes more difficult because of snow. My job is a 24 seven kind of job so we have to be at work. Not everyone makes it so you never know if you are going to get stuck hours past your schedule or even have to work double shifts. The last place I want to be is my soul sucking job. So far ten days into the new year I am doing pretty well. I've...

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Eclipsed Wolf Full Moon, New Art Projects, and Changing Up My Business Plan

Posted by Roxanne Crouse on

It's a time to finish projects as the Wolf Full Moon approaches this Friday the 10th. Too bad I won't get to see the eclipse because it happens during the day. I managed to finish my Friday the 13th black cat jumping over the last full moon of the decade painting. I'm working on a Van Goth cat parody copic marker piece, too, which I need to finish by the full moon Friday. I don't think I'm going to make it, but I'm going to try. I have drawn a thumbnail for my next painting and I think it will...

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You Found an Art Gallery That Likes Dark Art, Now What? Ten Tips to Get Accepted

Posted by Roxanne Crouse on

You did your research and you found some galleries that have work represented that you feel fits with your style of dark art.Great! But now what? How do you get your work in their gallery? Here are some tips to help you from some who used to work in an art gallery. Don't walk into the gallery with all your artwork and demand for someone to look at it right away. This is a sure way to not get your work represented by the gallery. Always contact the gallery by phone or email first. Gallery owners are busy and not...

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I Drew the Queen of Swords For Year 2020

Posted by Roxanne Crouse on

The Queen of Swords, a mature woman, fierce, strong, and needs solitude. I will be wise, but not without empathy. I'll have influence, but be approachable. I'm going to stand out. That all sounds good to me. It also said to not focus on my goals too heavily or it may prevent me from meeting them. I can see that. There are so many things I want to accomplish it seems overwhelming at times so I end up doing nothing. I need to change that. For a while now I have felt a negative force dragging me down and keeping me from working...

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Ten Ways to Sell Your Art and Make Money as a Dark Artist

Posted by Roxanne Crouse on

This is how. Horror Conventions What a perfect place to sell your dark art. You are not going to find a more targeted crowd anywhere. I recently went to Monster Mania and there was amazing dark art of all kinds everywhere. I spent a lot of money. I plan to make YouTube videos about the artists and show the work I bought, at some point. Your Own Website This is a hard way to sell your dark art unless you already have a big following. It's going to take time and patience to build traffic to your website. Stay consistent and don't...

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