Blog Mona Youssef wrote, concern artists; photographers, digital artists, painters and sculptors. Mona Youssef is a blogger and a writer discussing herewith, helpful thoughts on different subjects which are art related. Therefore, all parties for example; Art collectors, Art lovers, Gallerists, art buyers, Museums, Art dealers and Curators can make practical use when reading these blog as eye opener in particular for Artists. I hope that you will find them concrete, realistic and inspiring. Your feedback is always welcome. The worker deserves the wages and creativity is valuable for it has been the source of major business and large investments worldwide! Therefore, artists are in need to be treated with dignity should we wish to see cultured societies with treasured history.

A professional artist, how to be classified?

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A professional artist, how to be classified?   There are numerous interpretations of who the professional artist is! 1-Some people believe that he/she is the one who can make living from their artwork. 2-Others believe that he/she is the one who pays fee to no one, but only pays percentage upon sale!  Where there is the opposite opinion that professional artist is only fee independently and collect full sale price! 3-Another perspective is that he/she who developed certain style over the years where viewers can identify his/her artwork even without seeing the signature. 4-Other opinion is that professional artist who…

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Art and Food, how are related?

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Food and Art, how are related? Art and food are very much related and one sometime, can replace the other. The fact is that when an artist creates a piece of artwork, compose music or listen to it, write or even dance; experiences feelings of pleasure which normally are triggered in the brain by certain food. These activities stimulate the brain and produce the needed amount of Dopamine and Serotonin for the well-being. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that serves as the chemical messenger in the nervous system and permits individual nerve fibers (neurons) to communicate with each other. Neurotransmitter is a…

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Art and speaking one language

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Art And speaking one language As a fine artist, I’ve always perceived art as essential bond in our beautiful universe. Applying art in what we do, leads to mutual understanding and respect and holds tight the values of different cultures. The outcome would direct us to speaking one language, but how? A beautiful building is built not only with one brick but by many of them sticking together to form one strong building. Whereas gabs and conflicts of interests; unity and strengths can’t exist. With the same idea, when racism, prejudice and negative competitions exist will hold us back from…

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Art strokes/simplicity/complexity, how are related!

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Art strokes, simplicity and complexicty! In the simple three letters of word “Art” there is so much to say, explain, feel, view, enjoy, criticize, interpret and evaluate. A stroke starts with one point, when multiplying it, can create one line (short or long, straight, curve horizontal or vertical), a circle or any other shape until the final and the amazing composition comes up. A stroke can be one word, multiplying it, can build an interesting long dialogue in different subjects. A stroke can be an Initial feeling, when multiplying it, can form a strong love story.

A stroke can be an…

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Artists are blessed with their talents!

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Artists are blessed with their talents   One may wonder why there are so many love stories and love songs! Could it be a sign of cry out for love because the lack of its existence? No denial that love is the source of our existence and contributes tremendously in our wellbeing; not only emotionally, but also physically and mentally. Everything around us was created with profound love, ingenious thoughts, puzzling creativity and immense passion. It is only by love we can perform our best. Unfortunately, it is not the case with the way scarcities are operating nowadays! We find…

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Artists in the Art Market and International frauds; who can help!

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Artists in the Art Market! Dear fellow Artists, This article is intended to address several problems that some of you may have faced or might face in the future. It is about entering business over the internet with unknown or deceitful agents/representatives. The purpose of this article is to support fellow artists and open their eyes on the real Art world. Having the talent to create art of all kinds is very special capabilties artists possess and are entitled to enjoy, not only the joy that comes throughout the experience of the process in each piece, but also the joy…

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Benefits of Art

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Art can be advantageous in everything we do. Some of us have the art of listening, the art of teaching, the art of helping, the art of communication, the art of writing, the art of composing and even the art of healing. Some people might have regarded art as a luxury where one can live without. While we all love to decorate our homes, dress up and match colors, enjoy listening to a beautiful piece of music, read moving poem or enjoy viewing beautiful paintings and feel refreshed. Obviously, art has an impact on all of us one way or…

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Born talented or taught to be an artist?

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Is there a different between being born talented and taught to be an Artist? Does it make difference in the outcome? One day my art student who was at age ten came to me to starts her art lessons. She was almost in tears of frustration and disappointment saying ” I am a failure…. I am not talented… I was not born talented. ..other students in my class can draw so well and they do not need to take art lessons… ” She lamented! Listening to her attentively, I wanted to help to do the best of my ability. I…

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Brain, age and creativity

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Brain, Age and creativity Creative people use more of the right hemisphere of the brain which handles daily activities such as visualizing, painting, writing, talking, reasoning, discovering, learning, responding emotionally, imagining, organizing, composing and creating. Creating requires flexible thinking that can be cultivated. Being eagerly positive to learn while having the proper plan, contributes to creativity. We have been equipped, by nature with brains that contain the needed abilities to use or lose them. The human brain is one of many marvelous creations. Every second, the brain receives about 100 million bits of information from the various senses and the…

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Brain, Sends and receives

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“Brain, Send and receive” We have two workable areas in our brains; one that receives and another that sends. Only when the receiver is ready can understand it, visualizes, feels, corresponds, reacts and express; then an outstanding piece if artwork/invention can come out as a result. Having hundreds of cabinets full of photos, slides and negatives is one thing but using them is another story. How many times can we be looking at something or someone but not actually see them? We only see what our minds want us to see. Seeing with the mind’s eyes has been always a…

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