@abstanfield Tweekly

The Tweekly has been AWOL for a couple of weeks, so I’m catching up by sharing only the best tweets of the past three weeks.

Sound financial advice for artists from NYFA

Twitter-wing

from @BentleyGTCSpeed "If you're going to be at a party with strangers, but you know who they are, Google them or look for them on Facebook"

Creating a new path for yourself? @coachoncall has 7 terrific tips for moving on

Anyone belong to an artist organization that wants to make 40% on the sale of my book? Email me!

Researching what it will take to combing my newsletter blog + ArtBizBlog and what those consequences are. Moving to WordPress.

I missed this NYT article last week re how artists are adapting to recession. Must read!

What galleries are trying to get away with–from Joanne Mattera's "Marketing Mondays"

Why is it that the word "artisan" makes me cringe? It seems wishywashy–like you can't yet call yourself an artist.

I'm very cool with "craftsman." Agree with @LuluBee03 and @inkblotsart that "artisan" makes me think of bread or cheese!

Art Calendar Studio Makeover Contest. Over $10K in prizes. Runs thru 7/31.

Worth a look: @lisacall rethinks pricing of her art

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4 comments to @abstanfield Tweekly

  • Thanks for interesting information in digestible bites. But. . . I think artisan is a pretty good word . . . in most cultures, it’s a very respectable concept. And if I went to a party and met a stranger who’d already Googled me and read my Facebook profile, I’d find it a little creepy.

  • Lainie: I think Googling people is just the way the world works these days. I wouldn’t think of it as creepy. I’d be flattered that someone took the time to get to know me so that they could have a conversation with me. Of course, I guess it could be used for creepiness, but I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt as long as they’re interesting.

  • Artisan in France refers to any kind of “hands on” professional. It doesn’t have anything to do with “artistes” however it does cover “craftspeople”.

    So artisan is almost everything from plumber, to cheese manufacturer, to baker, to florist, to painter (not the “artiste” kind which is “artiste-peintre”) to jeweller, etc.

    I google myself to make sure I know what people are finding out about me…

  • J: Yes, I think of artisan as fulfilling the artist’s design or vision. Thank you for your inside viewpoint.