The web is portrayed as an exciting new opportunity for creators.
But the reality is that independently creating, completing, promoting, distributing and retailing a creative work can be really challenging for many of us.
Yet each year, there are more of us who want to transform our creative ideas into products.
These products might be books, videos, a podcast or an image - but we want to get that product out into the market place.
6 Creatives Share Their Content Creation Insights
To show how you can take those first important steps, on January 25th six very different creative individuals - including authors, artists, designers, podcasters, photographers and marketing specialists - are gathering together to share their experiences and insights on how to produce, exhibit, publish and sell photographic or fine art, ebooks or paperbacks, videos, audiobooks or podcasts.
Can you develop two creative talents side by side?
Do they mutually nourish or detract from each other?
The work of Spanish poet and artist, Rafael Alberti offers some clues.
Have I told you that I used to live opposite the mortal remains of illustrious 16th century painter, El Greco?
On top of one of Toledo's steepest hills, in a convent struggling to maintain its religious order, his remains were displayed (rather indecorously I thought) beneath a glass panel in something resembling a shoebox.
Art-lovers are flocking to the 22nd edition of the ESTAMPA Madrid Contemporary Art Fair.
ESTAMPA is centred on limited edition art and ‘multiples’ - whether prints, photos, cast sculpture or artist’s books, but also including video, digital and sound art.
(An 'artist’s multiple' is a series of identical art objects produced or commissioned by the artist.)
Sometimes it seems like we humans aren't the only ones making art.
On a recent trip to the wild Atlantic beaches of Tarifa in southern Spain, I was captivated by these wonderful rock formations seemingly fashioned by a giant hand in a great outpouring of creative energy!
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