Twitter Tweekly from @abstanfield

This week there’s a nice blend of inspirational quotes, practical how-to info, and entertainment. Enjoy!

Update on art inventory systems fr LisaMcShaneArt http://lisamcshane.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-favorite-art-inventory-system.html

Facebook changes revealed in NYT tech article http://is.gd/0989Wx

RT JulieMorgenstrn: Capture all your to-dos in one place. You have one life, use one planner! #timemanagement <YES!

Twitter BirdRT KarenAnnJones: Site for printing checks with your art on them: http://bit.ly/pffTV3 < Thx!

The Picasso Guide to Being a Social Media Legend http://is.gd/EjZDzR via copyblogger

Billionaire seeks divorce b/c he wants to be a painter http://is.gd/XKniXX

Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave. – Francis Bacon Constantin Brancusi

Tax changes for 2012 – esp for PayPal, online sales. http://blog.lunariafinancial.com/2011/10/17/usepaypal/ via lunajaffe

Excellent post fr robertgenn re co-op galleries. http://clicks.robertgenn.com/co-op-gallery.php Things to consider

Intrigued that BlurbBooks is launching into e-book productions

An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. – James McNeill Whistler

Fascinating. Eye-tracker software shows where ppl look on a painting

Don’t be stymied by someone telling you you’re doing it wrong. http://faso.com/fineartviews/35737/you-do-things-wrong fineartviews

from @markmcguinness Here’s a podcast I recorded with toddhenry about creativity, overcoming creative blocks etc. http://bit.ly/nQ1nl3

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5 comments to Twitter Tweekly from @abstanfield

  • Sarah

    Hello

    this is just to let you know that I’m unsubscribing from your site, your twitter and newsletter as you continue to use Facebook even though Facebook condones sexual violence against women http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/15130624

    I’m sorry about this, but I HAVE to take a stand.

  • Hey Alyson, I may be wrong, but according to several sites on Google (not scientific of course) the quote:
    “Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.” is credited to Constantin Brancusi not Francis Bacon.

    Maybe an art historian can weigh in to confirm.
    Love the quote regardless! Thanks, Casey

    • Casey: You are 100% right! (And, dang, I have that MA in art history and Brancusi is my favorite sculptor!)

      I actually made the correction in a tweet immediately following, but I picked up the wrong one for this post. My awful bad. A thousand lashes!

      I have made the correction above. Thank you!

  • About #8 – I’ve worked in pencil since 1986 and very slowly increased my prices as it became harder to keep up with demand. 6 years ago I began oil painting and priced those very low (in a manner taught by Jack White). I’ve only raised prices once and am told by other artists they are too low. But, I can keep up with demand and know it isn’t time to raise the prices.

    Here’s the weirdness: my drawings on paper (even unframed) are priced much higher than my paintings on canvas. No way can I lower my pencil prices after hundreds of local folks have paid for them. And it would be wrong to raise the prices on the oils when I have lots of inventory.

    Frankly, my drawings are much better than my paintings and probably will be for the rest of my career because of the great head start!