Day: October 31, 2015

The Scene Weekend: ‘The Hand’ by Guy de Maupassant

October 31, 2015 Hey there again…..found a short story to share with you guys on this day. I hope you like it….. The Hand by Guy de Maupassant All were crowding around M. Bermutier, the judge, who was giving his opinion about the Saint-Cloud mystery. For a month this in explicable crime had been the talk of Paris. Nobody could make head or tail of it. M. Bermutier, standing with his back to the fireplace, was talking, citing the evidence, discussing the various theories, but arriving at no conclusion. Some women had risen, in order to get nearer to him, and were standing with their eyes fastened on the clean-shaven face of the judge, who was saying such weighty things. They, were shaking and trembling, moved by fear and curiosity, and by the eager and insatiable desire for the horrible, which haunts the soul of every woman. One of them, paler than the others, said during a pause: “It’s terrible. It verges on the supernatural. The truth will never be known.” The judge turned to …

The Scene Weekend: Art Business Workshop 2016

October 31, 2015 Morning! To those who celebrate Halloween, Happy Halloween! Now let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what’s happening in the creative world. The Art Business Institute has another workshop coming in January 2016….. (from the website) ART BUSINESS WORKSHOP  WASHINGTON D.C. JANUARY 16 – 17, 2016   The Arts Business Institute will present a comprehensive business workshop for artists and craftspeople on January 16-17, 2016 in Washington, DC. This event will provide essential information in a highly focused program, as well as optional personal consultations for participants. Artists who would like to enter the national marketplace for handmade goods will learn how to build a collection, price profitably at wholesale, market and sell their work. Fine artists are also perfect candidates for the workshop, as information will be presented on pricing artwork, marketing, selling online and offline, and entering the corporate art market. Topics to be covered in this two-day workshop are: Wholesale 101 Creative Marketing Selling your Work Online Copyright Protection Create an Effective Art Website Pricing for Profit/Pricing Fine Art Art and the Corporate World Sales Strategies …