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Learning Cabinets from “The Master”

Henri Menendez shares his knowledge of cabinet finishing on his own and as part of "The Faux Team."

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Five Reasons to Take an In-Person Class

The best education doesn’t come from a computer or TV screen. It comes from taking an in-person class.

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How Important Is a Vacation to Your Creativity?

If summer is slipping away from you without an opportunity to enjoy some time off, Mike and Mickie Cooper have some advice for you: Take a break! It can be good for your creativity...and your business.

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ArtFusion Looks to Build on Success of Inaugural Event

ArtFusion's 2015 debut in Santa Fe, N.M., was a great success. Now event organizers look to build on this initial success with a bigger and better event in Estes Park, Colo., scheduled for Oct. 26-Oct. 29.

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Procrastinate? Who, Me?

Mike describes a common shortcoming that many creative people share: lack of attention to business matters. It can lead to procrastination in such areas as business management and...ahem...article deadlines, but fortunately Mike has his Mickie to help keep him organized! His advice? Make sure you find yourself a Mickie as well.

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10 Interesting Stops in the Faux Blogosphere

Faux industry blogs are a great source of advice, tips, information and inspiration for decorative painters. This article provides descriptions of 10 of them.

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Something Old, Something New

IDAL’s convention Sept. 25 through 29—in collaboration with the Concrete Décor Show—will build on the traditions of the past with some fresh ideas.

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Paint Decor Expo/Concrete Decor Show Details

This September, IDAL's Paint Décor Expo will combine for the first time ever with the Concrete Décor Show. Here are the salient details.

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Jesse Ganteaume Hits His Stride 
 
Jesse Ganteaume was just starting to establish himself as a professional decorative artist when the housing crisis hit. Fortunately, he proved to have the creativity, adaptability and resilience to create a thriving business.

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Finding Work Through Cosplay

Decorative artists are always looking for new opportunities, new niches and new ways to ply their craft. Jesse Ganteaume, who has developed a successful decorative painting business in northern Virginia, found such an opportunity by delving into the world of cosplay.

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