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Seeking Artists, Entrepreneurs and other Creatives!

Started by Eileen Mullen Holtry. Last reply by Eileen Mullen Holtry Mar 31. 2 Replies

Artist Website

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What are your 2014 Art Goals

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Comment by Court McCracken on April 7, 2014 at 10:12am

Hi, Kent! The quotes in my book have been compiled over years of reading and researching. I am kind of addicted to quotes and I have multiple files where I save them. Quotes for this, quotes for that... So that when I am trying to remember them, I just pull up my word docs with quotes saved. I also use "good reads" to verify the source or cross-reference. Especially if it is something I wrote down a while ago, I'll double, triple, quadruple check it online to make certain I've got it the most accurate way possible. 

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on April 4, 2014 at 5:45am
Kent, I love old books and have several, but in truth I can't say as I have ever seen an old art info book. Are you looking for how to's or specific art image books?
By the way the weather will be nice Sunday so I will be in Liepers Fork just south of Franklin. Deby and anyone else, if you have the time, stop by I wood love to see you! I will be across from Joe's Naturals.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Comment by Kent Sanders on April 3, 2014 at 2:08pm

By the way, Court: thanks for making your book available recently. It's very good. You have a ton of great quotes included in the text. Did you compile those over the years, or were there a few sources that were most helpful in finding those?

Comment by Kent Sanders on April 3, 2014 at 2:06pm

Thanks Court - I have thought of a few things but my mind is honestly not coming up with a whole lot yet! But I haven't done a ton of research on it up to this point.

Comment by Court McCracken on April 1, 2014 at 8:13pm

Awesome, Deby! let me know your thoughts!

Kent, I am really thinking hard on this one...I'm not certain, but looking for resources.

Comment by Kent Sanders on April 1, 2014 at 8:40am

Hey friends it's exciting to see so much great activity happening here! I have a quick question for everyone. I am working publishing some public domain material, and would like to put together a book of classic works on creativity and art. I am honestly having a hard time coming up with very many ideas. Are there any "classic" works (pre-1927) that you would consider relevant to artists and creative leaders today? Anything that has had an influence on you personally?

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Comment by Deby Dearman on March 31, 2014 at 9:46pm

Court, your book is so beautiful to look at! I just downloaded it and am looking forward to reading it. Thank you!

Debra, so happy to see you here. I'm thrilled to know that you'll be painting in Leiper's Fork. I live just down the way from there, so let me know when and I'll come see you! Sounds like you've been through some major setbacks, but God's ways are certainly not ours. Sometimes we simply have to just do life for a season. But the good news is that seasons change . . . and Spring is here! Keep us posted on your progress. BTW - I love Jen!

Ellen,  hello and welcome to the forum. I want to find out more about what you're doing. I'll check your website. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Roy, great to see your face on this forum again! It's been awhile! We love it when you show up!

Comment by DebraCreates Lynn Crabtree on March 31, 2014 at 6:28pm
Hi Everyone,
It has been a while since I posted. I don't know if anyone else will relate to this but last summer decided if I kept doing what I was doing I would always be doing it. So I took intentional steps to persue what I thought I really wanted to do. I worked with a lovely coach Jen McDunough, I formed plans and objectives and took action only to watch my world go nuts! After months of false starts, henderances, and course changes i gave up and shut down. I call it a cacooning time. What seemed like failure turned into definement and confidence. I did this by listening to positive information and truths and going to where I wanted to be.
In February new life began to unfurl. I was invited to show my art at a church conference with more conferences to follow this summer. I saw that i was not in a position to leap from a job that sucked the life out of me to being a full fledged entrepenuer. So I researched and applied to two mural companies in the Nashville area. I got them. I also began yesterday to set up a display of my art and to paint on the streets of Liepers Fork TN. Which I will do on the weekends as weather permits. I was also priviledged to paint for Dan and Joanne at Innovate this month.
My world is changing and I am truly excited! Your posts here have been a great encouragement along the way, so thank you to all!!!

Court, what a lovely concept and book, thank you so much for the gift!
Debra Lynn
Comment by Melissa AuClair on March 29, 2014 at 11:51pm

Fabulous Court- thank you so much! Downloaded successfully. Oh the joys and stresses of technology- thanks for sharing your generosity, not just your book, but the experience of tech issues that came up!  I hope the rest of your weekend is lovely. 

Eileen, congratulations on your new endeavor and thank you for inviting us to explore your website. 

Comment by Court McCracken on March 29, 2014 at 2:49pm

Alrighty! This is it!

I realized the other service I use to host my ebook wouldn't honor codes redeeming the book for free! That is why it wasn't working....

So, here it is! Click here to retrieve your free copy of Art Nurture: The Simple Gu...

That should work just fine : ) 


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