- a community is a community and a pretty cool place for artists.  I’m not sure how I stumbled upon it but I’ve been receiving their eNewsletters since October and last week, was asked to become a contributing author. (Yeah!)

If you aren’t familiar with – it is a huge online job resource website where companies looking for employee and people looking for jobs can find each other.  They have career tools, articles and tons of job listings. is one of 17 special interest communities run by

Like many social media websites, you can create a profile and connect with other artists.  There is a bit of everything: articles, education links, career building tools, videos, a forum, articles and more. You can learn about all types of art careers from Fashion Design to Animation and Film and just about everything in between.

You won’t be surprised to know that I will be writing articles about … art licensing.

I’m really excited to contribute to this community.  I find the articles and artist profiles interesting and inspiring.  There was a “laugh-out-loud” article profiled last week that you might enjoy: What Creative Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear I was chatting with a friend about it and we both agreed that some of these rules are broken in the privacy of our home studios but we aren’t telling which ones! Go see what you think!

SO… if you want to check out another informative and supportive community for artists, head to and see what you think!

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

P.S. Here is the link to my first article published at – Why Outsourcing Can Make You A More Creative Artist