Saturday, January 9, 2010

soft launch of Artistically Speaking Magazine...

You have been waiting for it....
You have been asking for it...
You have been hoping for a one-stop online resource...

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Artistically Speaking Magazine


Artistically Speaking dot com

Sister Sites Created by Artists for Artists!

Artistically Speaking, the brainchild collaboration of decorative artists Linda Cassels-Hofmann and Rebecca E. Parsons, melds two concepts together under one name...information and education!

Linda brings her passion to share information of our craft, co owner of Art Effects she created her website in the late 90's with a single how-to page and over the past decade the site has grown to be one of the most popular on the internet for information on faux finishing trompe l'oeil and murals. With the experience and knowledge she has gained through the development of her own site, she hopes to carry over to make your first stop for information on the decorative arts.

Rebecca, mentor and coach, brings a passion to help creative entrepreneurs succeed by creating a lifestyle business doing what they love. She offers the business knowledge of an award-winning creative entrepreneur with over 35 years experience...murals, graphic design, editing, writing, and teaching. Rebecca hopes to create a platform, with Artistically Speaking Magazine, to explore new ideas, techniques, and creative options while embracing the life and lifestyle of the creative entrepreneur.

The information and education provided by blending the Artistically Speaking Sister Sites promises to become the complete online resource for decorative artisans, faux finishers, muralists, artisans and craftsmen, designers, decorators, architects...any creative entrepreneur!

The mission is simply: Artisan helping artisan. Craftsman helping craftsman. Forging a bond that will perpetuate the artform while bridging artistry, craftsmanship, lifestyle, and business.

Artistically Speaking tagline reads: "Giving voice to a new generation of decorative artisans."
This will be accomplished with a unique mix of Internet resources, online magazine, and YOU!

Artistically Speaking Magazine will be updated daily with more articles, columns, streaming video, expert training, teleseminars, and much more. It is a truly interactive site where you can participate in the news by leaving comments and feedback, enter the contests, submit reviews,  talk to the columnists, exhibit your artwork, join the community and so much more. is evolving daily with information for the decorative painter, faux finishes, and muralist with new resources, a growing artisan directory, soon to be portfolio websites, and so much more. You will want to check back daily!