by Jamie Hansen May 06, 2018

My watercolor paper has a smell. It might be the sizing, but the unique smell and feel of the paper is like no other art material I can find. When I stretch the highest quality paper I can find, the smell of the paper assures me that I am selling my clients the some of the highest quality paper made in the world. The paper is so thick and heavy I have to break it rather than tear it. The paper will make my pigments glow and respond to washes of pure color just like pure joy.

 

The tactile feel of my materials is one of the reasons I love being a visual artist. Creating art with my hands is a joyful tactile experience that I hope shows through the marks left on my paper. I paint most of my pieces on Arches paper. More about my papers here.



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Customize and print posters for your next recital using Canva
Customize and print posters for your next recital using Canva

by Jamie Hansen September 17, 2020

Edit and print beautiful posters for your next concert or recital using my concert poster templates. Here's how my templates can make it easy to create beautiful promotional materials for your music.
Why did I get on Redbubble and Zazzle if I’m already on Shopify and Etsy?
Why did I get on Redbubble and Zazzle if I’m already on Shopify and Etsy?

by Jamie Hansen August 31, 2020

Since I want to focus on creating beautiful art, I’ll let someone else handle the manufacturing, shipping, and delivery. I’ll sell templates, downloads, and of course, my original art on my own site. I’ll still work with a few trusted partners to create things like canvas art and cell phone cases to sell on my own site, but my plan is to shift a lot of the products to places like Redbubble and Zazzle so my international customers can have a better experience with my art.

The CASE Act passes the house! Here's more about the CASE act.
The CASE Act passes the house! Here's more about the CASE act.

by Jamie Hansen February 29, 2020

The CASE actaims to make it easier and more affordable for artists and copyright holders to assert authorship rights if their work is infringed. They could go to small-claims court or a regional court to file a dispute. I still hope that it's a long time before I have to go to battle for my rights as a creator, but I'm grateful that there are other organizations campaigning to make the process easier for creatives like me. 

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