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Spring Sale & Studio Updates

If you’re subscribed to the email list you already know that I’m hosting a 20% off all originals sale. I’m deep spring cleaning the studio and wanting to give you some sweet deals while I make room for more work. Here is what is exciting about this sale. First, I’ve never done a sale this big before. These pieces are …

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Getting In With Galleries & Interior Designers

This is something I hear a lot, a question that peppers my dms and email. Here’s a sample message I get a lot from aspiring artists: “Hi Christine, I love your work! I’m a fellow artist and I was hoping to pick your brain.

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Copyright Infringement: It Takes a Village

Copyright infringement has been something on my mind and a big work task lately. I’ve been having more and more confrontations with people around the world who have stolen my artwork, to sell it, promote their brand, or simply reposted a painting of mine as “inspiration” without my permission or without mentioning me.

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Selling at Anthropologie

Well another bucket list item crossed off, I finally have a product at Anthropology. Okay, okay, it’s probably not as cool as what you are thinking. No, I don’t have prints sold at Anthropologie, (not just yet anyway, but if you know any brand contacts, do let me know!)

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Art Basel

Pink Room created by Sadie Barnette, shown at Untitled Art Fair If you were following along with my Instagram from this past weekend you knew I was in sunny Miami, hitting up as many art shows as possible while still soaking in some sweet sunshine. If you are unfamiliar with Art Basel, essentially it is a huge art fair that …

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How to Support Artists & Small Businesses Without Spending a Penny

Photo by Tori Watson Photography, check her out here! It’s the season for giving and the season for spending. I don’t know about you, but when I do my Christmas shopping and find gifts to give I’m always left feeling bad that I can’t support all the small businesses and charities that my friends own and run. There are so …

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Meet My Intern!

Tovala Olmstead is a 16 year old high school student and has been working for Christine since last summer. Tovala is Christine’s sister-in-law. Tovala is somewhere in between and intern and part time employee. She doesn’t have an end date in mind like a semester long intern, but she only works part time. We are so excited to have Tovala …

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Faith over Fear

This past week has been a logistic nightmare and frankly it’s hard to think of a time when I have been more stressed over the business side of art.  I have been running around like a madwoman trying to get a high resolution scan of a painting that has been licensed to a big client at a huge size, 10x12ft. …

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Stretching Your Own Canvas

Every time I stretch canvas and show sneak peeks of the process on Instagram I get a ton of questions. Most of the questions pertain to what I’m doing, or why I do things a certain way. Most of the questions revolve around very Googleable (it’s a word, don’t even pretend it’s not) questions. Questions that either Google can answer …

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What Goes into a New Collection?

SO MUCH. That is the short, nondescript answer. A new collection is mostly a lot of decision making . Here is what it takes to put together a new collection. My collections tend to be very separate from each other. You can tell the artwork is by me, but the colors and/or the moods are very, very different. Before I …