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The Perfect Storm: How the Weather Permanently Changed my Artwork

by zepplin153 | April 20th, 2017

by Michael Damico Sometime during my senior year at the University of Central Florida, I rented my first art studio in a nearby town called Eustis. I suppose it was late 2004 or early 2005. Even though I was an artist, the concept of an actual studio was new to me. It was a great […]

Learning Lessons Through Perseverance & Forgiveness

by zepplin153 | April 7th, 2017

by Michael Damico “What is it artists do?” And I mumbled something. “They do two things,” he said. “First, they admit they can’t straighten out the whole universe. And then second, they make at least one little part of it exactly as it should be. A block of clay, a square of canvas, a piece […]

Canvas Business Cards are Catchy!

by zepplin153 | April 6th, 2017

If you are an artist or photographer, then you understand the value of first impressions from your work. That includes your business cards. Have you come up with something original and creative to hand out? Something that grabs attention and makes the potential customer hesitate to throw it away? We have! We aren’t a sign […]

Art Reproductions: Is It Better to Scan or Photograph Images?

by zepplin153 | March 31st, 2017

Let’s make this easy and tell you the answer right up front: scanning is far superior! And if you’re confused about what we’re even talking about, here’s what we mean. You may have a piece of art or an old photo that you want us to copy for you. Maybe you want a canvas print, […]

Art Printing, Photo Printing, and So Much More!

by zepplin153 | March 24th, 2017

Did you know that we are the only local shop that does scanning, editing, printing, matting, mounting, and framing all at one location? Yep, that’s us! But today we want to focus on art printing in Franklin. And here’s the thing: you don’t have to be an artist to take advantage of these services. I […]

Art Printing: How to Get The Best Prints from a Photograph

by zepplin153 | March 3rd, 2017

Did you know that we offer art printing in Franklin, TN? Actually, we can print and ship your art anywhere you want us to. But what exactly do we mean when we talk about art printing? This refers to printing a photo, painting, or other kind of image, from a digital file. In other words, the digital […]

Portrait Painting (digital)

by zepplin153 | February 23rd, 2017

By Michael Damico Below is an example of a digital portrait painting. In terms of skill, this is no different than a traditional painting. I process digital portraits in my mind. I use skill-sets in the same way I work and build a painting from start to finish. There are very minute differences. However, with a digital […]

Anyone Can Collect Art: Investing in What You Love (Part 1 of 3)

by zepplin153 | February 15th, 2017

By Michael Damico We have a lot of customers who are professional and hobby artists. So we try to develop content that is targeted at guiding them into sustainable models for pursuing their art endeavors. But what about the ones who are buying and collecting the art? This is for you, whether you’re looking to buy […]

Anyone Can Collect Art: Investing in What You Love (Part 2 of 3)

by zepplin153 | February 15th, 2017

by Michael Damico See Part 1 of this series. Part 2 – Meaningful Art: but whose meaning? In those cases, most of the time there is some powerful emotional connection with either the artist or the work itself or maybe even the subject matter. In other cases, it’s because it just looks right in that […]

Anyone Can Collect Art: Investing in What You Love (Part 3 of 3)

by zepplin153 | February 15th, 2017

by Michael Damico See Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Part 3 – Investing in Art: How Much is Too Much? Here are a few things to consider about investing in art in case this thought ever crosses your mind: “I love that piece, but it costs too much.” First, philosophically speaking, many […]

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