It’s easy to get caught up in the tsunami of advice, marketing tools, and social media messages. Take time to remember what is most important.
It’s the annual Memorial Day post – a few days in advance. Slow down and make sure you’re on track with these reminders.
Remember that you can’t do it all. You can only take one step at a time. Don’t punish yourself for something you should have done a long time ago. Just look forward and know you’re doing the best you can.
Remember to be consistent. Your success will be the result of the habits and routines you put in place for your studio and marketing time.
Remember that it’s about the art. Without the art, you are not an artist.
Remember to get out of the studio. It’s important for artists to be part of the world and the larger community of artists. Your art is nourished by your daily encounters.
Remember to listen. Your art, your blog posts, and your marketing will benefit from a good ear. Hear what people have to say before you speak over their voice or object to their words.
Remember your manners. It’s too easy to send a terse email without a signature. And it’s inconsiderate to overlook that thank-you note because you’re “too busy.” Show your professionalism by expressing abundant appreciation and gratitude.
Remember those who are struggling. Help an artist at the beginning of her career by showing her how to set up a page on Facebook or inviting her to your art association meeting. On a different note, don’t forget all of the people who have been affected by natural disasters recently and help if you’re in a position to do so.
Remember to persevere. Your successful art career won’t be built in months, but will take years. Prepare yourself for the long haul.
What do you need to be reminded of?