Daniel Reyes is an award-winning TV producer with nearly 2-decades of experience. Daniel has worked with NBC, FOX Sports, ESPN, DAYSTAR and SYFY networks in the past. The shows he has created have aired on the local, national and international level. Recently, he was in development on a program for HGTV.
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Gwenn is a full-time artist, portraitist, and free-culture advocate. Her beautiful, unique portraits as well as all of her other work is intentionally free from copyright.
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-Making political art and tapping into the power of anger.
-Attempting to make art for an anti-audience.
-Being aware and cautious of scams in the art world.
-Her tips for promotion and social media.
-The power of taking photographs of yourself doing the work and documenting the act of doing the work.
-Her promotional calendar and the importance of posting something every day.
-How your surroundings and your physical setting affects your art and how you see the world.
-Her advice to people who find themselves disappointed when a potential opportunity doesn’t work out.
-Discrimination in the art world.
“I believe that a truly successful artwork is one that people feel belongs to them more than maybe to you.”
“Location affects us, but it doesn’t have to rule us.”
“You are this new, completely unique thing in the world. Never forget it.”
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Shayla Maddox is an artist who uses Light as her medium, along with acrylic, sand, salt, crushed glass, sea shells, garnet, quartz, candle wax, and even cinnamon to create what she calls "light reactive paintings." These paintings change appearance throughout the day, season, and year, and also react into the UV spectrum so that they continue to glow into the night.
Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/shaylamaddox
-How she decided to make one painting while she was an actress, and how she never looked back.
-Her decision to stop showing at traditional galleries and start throwing her own.
-Some of the things that surprised her when she decided to throw her own shows.
-Her advice for anyone thinking about throwing their own show.
-How she started with her “light reactive paintings.”
-How she is intentionally experimental in her art and always trying to find new materials and new ways to create in order to challenge herself and keep her feeling uncomfortable.
-Her interest in exploring the intersection between science and spirituality and “thin spaces.”
-Some of the frustrations that she encounters when trying to share her work on the internet.
-Her experience with Patreon and how it has encouraged and enabled her to communicate with her audience in a new way.
-The idea of throwing your hat over the fence and then figuring out how to get it.
-Her experience of becoming sick and taking a break from her art (and how she got through it).
-Attending Patrecon and what she learned there.
-The value in following people in other genres and other art forms and gaining inspiration from them.
“I found that the shows that I was throwing for myself were far and away more successful than the shows that the galleries were throwing for me.”
“I loved being my own director and I loved being in charge of my creative vision for my own shows.”
“I’m intentionally experimental in my art and I don’t like to master anything.”
“Go completely nuts. When you have that opportunity when nobody is watching you, you can do anything.”
“The difference between successful artists and unsuccessful artists is that the successful ones just keep going. If you stop, you’ve guaranteed that you failed.”
Legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete is best known for pioneering the black-and-gray tattoo style, honed while serving time in a series of correctional facilities during a youth mired in abuse, gang life, and drug addiction.
Freddy was honored with the Tattoo Artist of the Year Award in 1980 and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Body Art Expo in 2007 and his new book, Smile Now, Cry Later recounts his story.
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-How he was a “troubled youth” and involved in gangs and incarceration.
-How the Chicano subculture influenced him from a young age.
-His experience at Youth Authority and then at Tamarack.
-Working with Good Time Charlie, Jack Rudy, and Ed Hardy and how they influenced his mindset and his art.
-How he approached his tattooing career after incarceration.
-The experience of winning the Tattoo Artist of the Year Award in 1980.
-The mindset of trying to get better with every single piece you create.
-Some of the harder times that he went through and learning from the mistakes that he made.
-Coming back to the tattoo scene with a new focus.
-His renewed commitment to be teachable in all the things that he had missed out on.
-How rehab changed his life.
-The way in which meditation helped him to maintain focus with his art.
-The experience of meeting Steve Jones and writing his new book, Smile Now, Cry Later.
“Ed Hardy’s objective, which became our objective, was to get the world to see that tattooing was a form of art.”
“I came back with this new focus, and I realized that things had really changed.”
“That was the commitment that I made. To be teachable.”
“It’s almost like a new beginning for me.”
“Nothing comes easy. Everything requires hard work and determination.”
“Always fight. Always work hard. And always push forward.”