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Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App
24 Jan 2017

Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App

We launched Blurb for iPhone and iPad just about two months ago, but already I’ve seen some pretty neat books come through. I’m particularly impressed by some of innovative uses people have come up with for the app. There’s something in the simplicity, in the use of those photos we just snap with our phones, that make for some pretty neat books. Willa’s PreSchool Art:...

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Connecting Through Art + Signature Styling
19 Jan 2017

Connecting Through Art + Signature Styling

Connecting with People – By Davis Hilton Photography is my way of connecting with people. Raw emotion, light, shadow, and human form fascinate me. Permanently freezing little moments that might have otherwise been completely missed is magic. My name is Davis Hilton. I am a young photographer living in Portland, Oregon, and creating portraits is my passion in life. “Photography is a way of feeling,...

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So, you want to go pro? 
17 Jan 2017

So, you want to go pro? 

Cover your bases. Complete your business plan, finalize your website, think about incorporating, and save all those tax-deductible receipts to track your business expenses. Pricing will vary based on the genre you choose and might involve things like usage, day rates or session fees. There are many ways of approaching your pricing structure, so take the time to investigate how your genre or industry operates.  A few...

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5 Helpful Tips to Pursue Your Hobbies or Passions
12 Jan 2017

5 Helpful Tips to Pursue Your Hobbies or Passions

Is there a new hobby or project that you have been meaning to start, but haven’t? Maybe it’s practicing yoga, learning to cook Japanese food, or writing your first book. Whatever your passion, it’s easy to get distracted or busy dealing with life’s responsibilities, but our interests and passions are an important part of who we are. They’re worth exploring to the fullest. We all...

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New Year’s Resolution: Polish Your Writing Skills
10 Jan 2017

New Year’s Resolution: Polish Your Writing Skills

As a creative, we have to write so much more often than we’d like—that is, unless you’re a creative writer. From blog posts, to book introductions, to bios, to artist profiles, the writing is often as important as any image we create. The trouble is that that the mechanics of making good writing can feel foreign to those of us who are used to making...

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