Gratitude=Happiness (Determining your Mission)

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...
Artists, Start Using Your Feet!

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...
Don’t Look! Its not Done Yet!

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...
Think BIG Without Spending BIG

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...

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...