MEMES and SCHEMES

Memes and schemes are the lifeblood of a creative lifestyle. Someone, a beloved person very close to me, told me recently that I seem to be forever making lists. It may be true, but I prefer to say that I am constantly amassing important data to try to find the meaningful significant patterns that are hidden within so that I can benefit mankind forever. Hmmm? These are two points of view pointing to the same thing. Meaningful significant patterns, hmmm? The human intelligent mind is a pattern finding structure. Some of the patterns that we discover are memes. Memes are ideas or concepts. They mirror the genes that determine evolution in our physical bodies. But memes are not physical they a

The INFLUENCE of AFRICAN ART

AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE ‘Sub-Saharan African art has had a major influence on European art for the last 100 years.’ This has been a claim made by art historians for most of my professional career. Previously I haven’t really thought about it much. Their claim is quite interesting but not much more. Until now! I set myself the subject ‘African Art Influence’ for this blog. So I’ve been thinking and reading about it a bit more. Wow! Background. It is interesting to realise that some of the oldest known art pieces in the world are from Namibia. They are rock paintings estimated to be over 20,000 years old. Some claim 27,000 years. Previously we Westerners had long misunderstood and dismissed Afri

Just as Famous One Year Later

Time goes by ... am I just as famous one year later? A year ago I wrote a blog for my other website artpublish.com that was all about how licensing won't make you rich but it might make you famous. So a year later I ask myself ... are you any more famous, just as famous, or less famous? And does that matter anyway? Well, I reckon that my famousness is probably just about the same, and it does matter because exposure is important for any small, self-employed, one-man-band business. And that is what being a full-time professional artist is. Therefore any ambitious artists who wants to make a living at it should seriously look at the benefits of licensing their work. Here is the blog again. 7-S

SCAM ALERT

All artists beware of this scam. These are fake buyers who are working an old scam. Here’s how the scam works:

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