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How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

How to create an art display on a budget | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Have you thought about participating in a craft fair or art fair, but you don't want to spend much money up front on supplies?  I have only participated in fairs a few times [like I can count on one hand how many times] so I am no expert, but I thought I would share a few tips on how I came up with my art display with a small budget.

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Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

Beautifully Broken | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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I was listening to Pandora like I often do as I work in my studio, and the song from Plumb “Beautifully Broken” began to play.  The words just resonated in my heart, and I found myself replaying the song over and over while soaking it all in.
Life is full of hardships... unexplainable, unimaginable hardships, and it isn’t my intention to discuss the why’s behind the tragic storms that we face...

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5 Reasons why you should take time to play | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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5 Reasons why you should take time to play | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

5 Reasons why you should take time to play | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Playtime isn't just for kids, adults can benefit from play, and I'm sharing 5 reasons why you should incorporate play into your life.

Play can look differently for each of us...it could be experimenting with a new recipe, a family outing, going to your favorite store and trying on clothes with your besties, hitting the basketball court with the guys, etc...  As a creative/artist, play is giving myself permission to paint whatever and however I want without any expectations of the outcome.  It has been a long time since I allowed myself to paint without a plan, and it felt so good and free.  I feel like the painting testifies to that freedom.

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Keep your decor fresh with free printable art | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Beauty of the ocean | Free coastal art | Beverly Gurganus
If you are like me, you are always looking for easy and budget friendly ways to bring fresh seasonal decor to your space.  A throw pillow here and some flowers there...it's those small changes that can take a space from winter to spring, spring to summer, or summer to fall.  This is one of the reasons I decided to start offering you a free digital print each month.

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Why taking a vacation can make you a better artist | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Why taking a vacation can make you a better artist | Beverly Gurganus Fine Art

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Why taking a vacation can make you a better artist.

Saying goodbye to vacations doesn't have to be a side effect for starting your art business.  Vacations are often viewed as a luxury, but what if instead of putting us behind in our work they actually make us better?  

My husband has been running his own business for over 20 years, and I started my art business almost 3 years ago.  We totally understand how hard it is to fit traveling into an already full schedule, and to be honest, we have sacrificed many travel opportunities for the sake of work leaving us envious of other's vacations.

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