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YouTube: C.M.Maniet

Google "Youtube" and start one for yourself. The more content you have online the better to connect to more people. My Channel will be a link to connecting clients with my artistic process. Also, to teach other artist my tips and tricks to my pencil smudge...

The Nature of Hard Work

Mike Rowe the host of "Dirty Jobs," tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how its been unjustifiably degraded in society today.  ...

How To Get Their Attention

All types of artists possess a special ability of capturing an individual's attention. Though presenting a beautifully crafted, or sometimes horrific piece of art, a person's focus is immediately obtained. When your given power such as that, it is very important to...

Gratitude=Happiness (Determining your Mission)

As explained in the previous post, having a mission is important when thinking about your career as an artist. Not sure where to begin? Start with answering the question of what makes you the most happy. Too broad? Narrow it down by asking yourself what you are most...

Letting Your Career Path as An Artist Unfold

Letting your path unfold means... 1. letting go of any predetermined notions you might have about how life is "supposed" to be. 2. no thinking just doing. 3. doing what you want when you want to. 1. Letting go of any predetermined notions you might have about how life...

Artists, Start Using Your Feet!

Get out from behind your art desk and take your studio on the go. Art festivals are a great way to meet potential clients. Despite an online following, most of my clients are primarily people that I have met. People who are interested in art, tend to be just as...

Money is not the Object of the Game

The game of business is not the pursuit of money. Its is the pursuit of fans and supporters of your cause. There are always ways in which an artist can gain a little money for art materials. However, motivation is a little...

Don’t Look! Its not Done Yet!

More times than not my portraits just don't flow right out of my pencil to the paper. I'm constantly recreating the drawing over and over again. But guess what? There is no shame in hitting the do over button. Keep going and just because your having difficultly...

C.M.Maniet’s Favorite Video: Fin Art

Fin Art from Boyte Creative on Vimeo. Get your day started by watching a video that inspires you. A go to video can get you off and running. It is most helpful for those lazy days. #fin art co #finartco #pencilsmudge #art advice...

Think BIG Without Spending BIG

Get your morning cup of coffee and get ready to think big for the day. This summer, 2015, C.M.Maniet is expanding. New services offered, tent display revamped and a new addition to the Pencil Smudge team. Very excited for my plans to take action. I have learned that...

Tape Artist: C.M.Maniet’s Favorite Videos

This video reminds me that it is not what I am doing that is important. It is important how I feel and how I make others feel through what I am doing. #artistinspiration #c.m.maniet #pencilsmudge #artistlife #lifepurpose

The Gap by Ira Glass: C.M.Maniet’s Favorite Videos

THE GAP by Ira Glass from Daniel Sax on Vimeo. This video says it all. I felt this way for years and still do when I embark on some new venture or idea. Keep up with it and don't stop. Do a little bit each day to achieve your dream. It...

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