Artists are like small business owners: at certain times, you will need to wear multiple hats in order to be successful. We must be our own creative experts, our own marketing advisers, our own promoters, organizers, and that doesn't even begin to encompass preparing your work for an exhibition, or to sell to a client. Preparing your artwork for showing is one of the most important parts of being an artist. It is up to you to determine how your work will be seen, and that means finalizing with frames, pedestals, and any other way you prep your work for showing. Let's look at one of the most common, and most important ways to show your two-dimensional work: matting and framing.
One of the wonders of modern civilization is the creation and construction of vast cities. Undulating pathways, towering skyscrapers, beautiful bridges: every large city has its own flavor, its own distinctive look and feel, and one of those distinctive differences is its skyline. Every city skyline has its own character, and every city can be its own source of art. Grab your camera, your sketchbook, and your favorite pens or pencils, and make your next walk through the city a chance to fill your reserves with plenty of inspiration.