Monthly Archives: December 2014


Take a Cue from the Masters: Create Your Art in a Public Square

The inspiring surroundings of public squares in France and Italy were central to subjects of prominent works by the celebrated painters Pablo Amedeo Picasso, Modigliani and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Open-air painting is inspiring for many reasons: Inspiration from a convenient and attractive still subject that is consistently and widely available; a┬ávariety of scenes that can […]


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I Invented Cyber-Monday – Seriously!

I Invented Cyber-Monday. I know what it sounds like, but it is actually true. Here’s my little story. It was way back in November 2002. Pretty early on in online stores. My Madison Art Shop was one of the relative first. We had a forum back then where all of us ecommerce entrepreneurs businesses would […]