Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!


Christmas lights in snow at night--photograph by Marie Kazalia

Christmas lights in snow at night–photograph by Marie Kazalia






Labor Day USA National Holiday

Labor Day in the United States of America

Labor Day is an annual holiday from work and is held on the first Monday of September. The entire Labor Day 3-day weekend is traditionally about rest, backyard barbeques, picnics and outdoor vacation time that marks the end of summer.

The first Labor Day in 1882 was about labor unions. Labor Day became a US federal holiday 1894. On Labor Day all Government offices, schools and organizations and many businesses are closed. But, of course, airports and many businesses are open too, and usually workers who do work on the Labor Day holiday earn extra pay.

Artist Marketing Resources is off for Labor Day and will return tomorrow.



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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 56,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 13 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


Today is the Birthaversary of This Blog

Birthday Cake

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Today is the Birthday / Anniversary = Birthaversery of this blog, launched February 3rd 2009

Taking a moment today to remember the past few years and think about future growth and development of this blogs and our artist-readers.

Happy Halloween!


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Wishing all readers a fun and safe Halloween. Artist Milan Rubio recently told me that in Spain they used to celebrate, with skulls and skeletons, the Dia de todos las Santos or Day of all the Saints, but that now American Halloween has become more popular. While the Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is becoming more and more popular in the United States, especially in California. In Tokyo, Japan I remember that American expatriates celebrated Halloween with an annual costume party on a train. Halloween was so unusual to the Japanese culture that the costume party made TV news and the front page of the local newspapers. The intermix of cultures gives  me lots of new ideas for Halloween art for next year!

Sugar Skull Mask

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