Another Cost Cutting Tip for Artists

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I have some artist friends who don’t subscribe to cablevision due to the expense. I must say in both instances, I saw how it positively impacted their children’s educational performance at school. Theie kids read more, and find more creative ways to entertain themselves. Patience seems to come a little swifter for these kids who don’t have a tiny box with buttons to push to produce instant passive entertainment.

However for those who wish they could afford Cablevision this tip comes from my husband, we learned this from the guy who painted the interior of our new home. Cablevision is expensive, many artists can’t afford $200. bucks a month for this costly indulgence. Now with Roku you can, you purchase the antennae up front, my husband sells them for 40. a pop. The atennae pulls tv shows off the internet, i.e. it streams the info. All you need is someone who knows how to hook up the device and you’re good to go. We often download netflix movies this way. And you’re able to download other channels. It is different from cable, but we get local and national news and a lot of the programs we normally would watch. This has been as big a savings for us as using the green light bulbs!

Herewith for more information: Roku


About suzanneurban

ABOUT MOI: I was born in San Francisco, California to highly intelligent parents, and my sister is pretty darn smart too. It's unclear if I inherited the smart genes. I graduated with a B.A. in Art from Marymount College Over a couple of decades, I illustrated and designed for newspapers, greeting card companies, in corporate graphic departments and publishing empires. I reside with my antique dealer husband and two house rabbits in a the third oldest home in Connecticut–(honest!-no ghosts-bummer). My husband will be joining ETSY with his own shop called: "VintageUrban" soon. ARTIST STATEMENT: I seek to amuse. When I come up with something more profound I'll put it in here. KUDOS: Over the years my work in various forms has been published in: NYTimes, DollWorld, Contemporary Doll Collector, Doll Castle News, SCBWI magazine, Color! magazine, Jane Green's Down to Earth Blog, Doll World, Scholastics, Westport Magazine, Mail Me Art, and more. In 2007 I was invited to do something for the State Capitol's Holiday Tree by Governor Rell. I chose to needle felt a bear ornament rather than hang from the tree myself. I named him "Nutmeg" as Connecticut is the "Nutmeg" state. ASSOCIATIONS: I'm the founder of or Original Doll Artisans of Connecticut-we're on Facebook. I'm also a member of SCBWI-Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Licensing- my designs are finding favor with licensing clients my work will soon be seen on needlepoint canvases and gourmet ice cream labels. That's about it. Amusingly yours, Suzanne Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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