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Weekly Summary - April 9 2021

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Weekly Summary - April 9 2021

We're back for our continuing weekly adventures in art and business progress! (Last week here.) This past week was not art-ful. I was feeling unmotivated and out of creativity due to spending so much of last month on social media, and not seeing huge results. I've been meeting with a free Score mentor for the last few months and we came up with a (seemingly) great idea last time: a marketing calendar to prevent being surprised by holidays & events I could base my posts around. I wrote out what days I would post and what topics in a monthly spreadsheet, and then...

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What is "Palette Knife Watercolor" Anyway??

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What is "Palette Knife Watercolor" Anyway??

I talk a lot here on my blog and Instagram about how I prefer to paint without a brush. In particular, I do a lot of painting with a palette knife. But I realised recently that I probably assume people know what the heck I'm talking about but they actually don't! Just because I do this multiple times a week doesn't mean you know what it is--and I'm bad about documenting my process after all!So I took a short video of me painting a very basic watercolor palette knife landscape and thought it might help to see the process in...

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Weekly Summary - April 2 2021

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Weekly Summary - April 2 2021

This week I was very busy with all 3 of my jobs so I didn't spend as much time painting, and did not accomplish my goals from last week. But I'm ok with that! I was still quite productive on the business side of my art biz.  I skipped one day of daily painting and spent it on working on my marketing content instead. I try to write and schedule my social media content at least a week ahead of time so I can do it in batches. I use a tool called Hootsuite for this...but yesterday I woke up to...

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Board Mounted Art

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Board Mounted Art

I offer a selection of my original watercolor paintings mounted on board. These board-mounted paintings are a modern and clean way to display custom art. They’re also ready to hang as soon as you get your nail in the wall, no additional frame needed. Easy peasy!   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jen Roberts - Artist (@late_blooming_art)  

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Weekly Summary - March 26 2021

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Weekly Summary - March 26 2021

This past week was busy and productive. I painted, prepped art for a new collection release, and had some big news. I'm continuing a pretty good streak from last week. I continued my daily painting with mixed results. Sometimes the dot cards fail me when there isn't enough paint for me to complete the painting I planned. I was pleased with myself for pushing through one day. My initial painting didn't look as good as what I originally envisioned, and for once I pushed myself to keep going instead of abandoning it for something else. It was a very uninspired landscape...

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