“Procrastination refers to the deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. Psychologists often cite such behavior as a mechanism for coping with the anxiety associated with starting and/or completing any task or decision. There are three criteria for a behavior to be classified as procrastination: it must be counterproductive, needless, and delaying.Continue Reading

Ten Excuses for not Posting Lately

People are really good at making excuses and I’m no exception. I try not to accept my excuses though as they’re usually pathetic, just like all of your excuses for not getting off your butt and doing what you really should be doing now.

Here’s my pathetic excuses for not posting lately..Continue Reading

ArT nEwS bLoG iS 5 YeArS oLd!

Art News Blog is FIVE years old. That must make me some kind of blogger or arts writer or something. I’m most comfortable with the “something” label though. Someone called me an art critic recently and I didn’t know how to react. He said it in a way that was supposed to be flattering but I was actually very offended.Continue Reading

Art News Blog on Twitter

I usually follow trends when they’re about to die or years before they’re fashionable, so this means that Twitter is about to die or I have finally become a good sheep and now run when the herd runs. It could be the latter as I have become quite a sell out lately.Continue Reading

Search Art Keywords

I never know what to expect when I browse through the keywords that people use to find Art News Blog. They range from the funny, to the disgusting, to just stupid.Continue Reading

ANB on the Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog

Art News Blog will now have an article posted on the Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog from time to time. I even have my own profile page here. I have a little giggle to myself when I see my name on a list of real writers. Most of the others on the list seem to have books published and/or have “Ph.D” after their name. So I feel a tiny bit inferior as I didn’t even finish my arts degree and have never wanted to be a writer.Continue Reading

Online Tips for Artists

Brian Sherwin from MyArtSpace has created a list of tips for artists looking to be seen online. Some of his tips include..

  • Answer email that you receive about your art promptly.
  • Be smart about how you list your contact info.
  • Have a website or online community profile that is devoted to your artwork.
  • Create free accounts on online art communities.
  • Maintain an active blog for your art.
  • Establish yourself on social networking sites.

Read the rest of Brian’s artist tips over his My Art Space Blog. He’s also involved with the online art galleries at My Art Space and New York Art Exchange.Continue Reading

Looking Back at Art News Blog 2008

Before I start 2009 I thought I might have a quick look back at 2008 on Art News Blog. It’s not a comprehensive look at the art world happenings in 2008, it’s just a few posts that I found interesting throughout the year.

Happy new year! I can’t believe how quickly the year went.

Art Books and Art Blog

Just so you know, I’m not dead, lost, imprisoned, or in a mental institute. I just needed a break and lots of ME time. Those that know me think I already have too much ME time, but I don’t think you can ever have enough of it ;-)

A blog is a greedy beast that is never satisfied and I just decided to stop feeding her for a few days, which turned into a few weeks. I guess I was angry at Art News Blog for making me feel responsible to her, but we have made up and resolved our issues.Continue Reading

Art Fag City’s Cease and Desist

Those with a blog or website should be interested in the discussion over at Art Fag City where the estate of Helmut Newton has sent Paddy Johnson a cease and desist letter. She posted a nude Naomi Campbell photo by the fashion/erotic photographer Helmut Newton when she mentioned a Naomi Campbell retrospective at the upcoming Art Basel Miami in 08.Continue Reading