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Fair Compensation

Mike & Mickie discuss how much work you should do before you actually get compensated.

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Crocodile Effect

Elena Geil is known for her luxurious, one-of-a-kind finishes. One of her favorite projects of late resulted in what she calls a “crocodile effect.”

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Experimental Faux

Elena Geil’s willingness to try new techniques has made her a premier decorative artist in San Antonio, with incredibly creative and luxurious finishes to her credit.

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Kicking It into High Gear

When Pat Gehrman was commissioned to paint a mural for a trendy restaurant in Omaha, the gears started turning—both figuratively and literally. The finished piece is a larger-than-life 3D depiction of Steampunk.

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Morally and Ethically Speaking

Mike & Mickie describe what to do if a client wants you to do something that is unprofessional and/or against your morals and ethics?

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I'm Tellin' Ya, We Get No Respect

Here is a question that has bugged Mike & Mickie for decades: Why is mural work so undervalued?

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Tony Stafki, Twin Cities Muralist

You’ve heard the saying “Go big or go home”? Muralist Tony Stafki definitely goes big, creating large-scale murals that make a huge impact in homes and businesses throughout the Twin Cities area.

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Community Mural Project Beautifies a Tunnel

There’s nothing like a community art project to make the people of a municipality feel bound together by a sense of pride and accomplishment. In Shakopee, Minn., such a project came to fruition under the guidance of muralist Tony Stafki, whose business is Wall Art by Tony in the Twin Cities.

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IDAL: 2016 Was Educational Highlight

The 2016 convention of the International Decorative Artisans League (IDAL), Sept. 25 through 29 in San Diego, was an educational highlight for the group, which continues to draw raves on social media.

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What Kind of Paint Do You Use on a Mural?

There are so many variables when it comes to painting murals. Mike & Mickie describe which variables you should look at when deciding what type of paint to use.

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