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How do I handle criticism?

How do I handle criticism?

Hey creative amigos! I want to share with you how I handle criticism. This is a topic that may be useful to people who are starting out a business and it also applies to everyone in general. I was hesitant to create Dani Art Shop because of the criticism or opinions of others but it wasn’t until I came to terms with myself and overcame this fear that I decided to launch it. I had always painted and always dreamt about doing this but I was too afraid. One day I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to...

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What are my preferred art tools?

What are my preferred art tools?

Hey creative amigos! I paint with acrylic paints, sometimes I add a bit of ink, and as you can imagine I use various tools to achieve my results. The tools I use depend on the type of effect I want to achieve. I have been mostly using palette knifes of different sizes and shapes. Throughout my art career I have done many paintings solely with brushes, but I don’t know what it is, I absolutely adore working with palette knifes and the effects that you can create with them! I find that you need to use your creativity in a different...

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Why do I paint?

Why do I paint?

Hey creative amigos! Today I want to share with you the reason why I paint. Since I was a kid I have always liked to express my creativity through drawing, painting, colouring, dancing flamenco and being spontaneous saying whatever comes to mind. My grandad used to have a studio to create sculptures which I loved to visit! During school, I took 4 years of art classes which definitely made me fall in love, even more, with creating art. I fell in love with the ability that we have to create something out of this world, something that if it wasn’t...

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How do I balance painting and having a full-time job?

How do I balance painting and having a full-time job?

Hey creative amigos, As you all know I love painting and expressing my thoughts and feelings through a canvas. I have a full-time job but that doesn’t stop me from creating art. I work from Monday to Friday in the HR field but after work and during weekends I’m free to explore my artistic imagination. My advise to those who are in the same position that I am or want to start, is to do it! It’s never too late. The sauce for success is to be organized, have a goal in mind, and know your purpose. Sometimes I have...

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Does my art represent me?

Hey creative amigos! I strongly believe that through my art you can get to know me as a person, my personality, and the thoughts going through my mind around at the time I'm expressing myself through art. I paint different colour schemes but as you may notice most of my art is made with warm colours (red, yellow, pink, orange) which I believe is definitely a mirror of my personality. I consider myself someone who is always (ok, maybe I should say the majority of the time) happy, grateful and excited about new experiences coming my way. Someone who is always trying...

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