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  • How Creative People can manage the business side of a creative-based business

    Are you one of the many people who have decided you want to earn a full-time living from your creative abilities - writing, drawing, photos, videos - instead of working your 9-to-5?Below is a guest po...

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    Posted Aug 14, 2018, 3:24:19 PM

  • Anxiety, and How to Do the Thing Anyway [mental health]

    There are few things more utterly debilitating than a serious case of anxiety. Even now, I quite honestly have no idea what to write for this article and the idea of doing so ties a massive knot in m...

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    Posted Jul 31, 2018, 3:41:40 AM

  • Stop the head trash and improve your motivation in 2 minutes a day [mindset hack]

    I've spoken to many artists who say they struggle with self confidence. You may have thoughts in your head like "There are tons of artists better than me," or "It's not going to turn out the way I ima...

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    Posted Jul 15, 2018, 6:34:03 PM

  • The impermanent street art of Boise

    Over the weekend I attended a conference that was all for creatives with online businesses in Boise, Idaho. There was a plethora of speakers, everything from YouTubers to bloggers to authors. It was a...

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    Posted Jul 7, 2018, 7:24:01 PM

  • Nakedness and the Perception of Beauty

    The Relationship Between Body Image and Nudes in Art The nude has a long and storied history in the world of art. A variety of sculptures and paintings from ancient Greece certainly make that patentl...

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    Posted Jul 6, 2018, 4:31:04 PM

  • Art section overhauled!

    A few days ago the Art section was completely overhauled. The new interface allows us much more flexibilty to create interactive rich experiences, particularly the game features I announced earlier. ...

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    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 4:44:58 AM

  • Online PaperDemon community meetup #1!

    Yesterday the PaperDemon community had our first online meetup  🔥. Community members were very excited to talk about an open source/creative commons/public domain fictional universe that others can ...

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    Posted Jun 4, 2018, 2:07:38 AM

  • Rank points migrated!

    Hi PaperDemon members! You may have noticed your rank drop down to Pawn with 0 points. Never fear. Your points aren't gone. They've been converted to Experience Points in the new game UI which you ca...

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    Posted May 9, 2018, 3:02:47 PM

  • How going to an art museum helped me learn about painting

    Warning: this post contains photos of art containing nudity For those living in the Bay Area, the San Francisco Legion of Honor museum has an exhibition of Gustav Klimt and Auguste Rodin, both of who...

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    Posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:52:14 PM

  • Becoming more awesome through play

    We all know how difficult it can be to motivate ourselves to practice art in the way we need to to get better, whether that be practicing anatomy, studying new techniques, or just doing any art at all...

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    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 2:47:37 AM