Decide how you will show up in the New Year. Choose the decisions that resonate with you, write them down, and post them in a highly visible place. At the same time, understand your motives for the decisions. Why did you make these decisions? There must be reasons for your choices.
If you’re too caught up in trying to promote and sell your art, now is a great time to take a break. Invoke the spirit of the season. Slow down, open your heart, and think of others this week. Here are five ways to give the gift of generosity.
You’ve been going at it all year! “Do this, try that,” I advise. You do. You try. But then you look back at that task list and become discouraged. The tasks keep multiplying. Hold it! There will always be more to do. Take time to write down your accomplishments for the past year.
Did you ever consider that inviting your fans into your (or someone else’s) home could be a reward in itself? It could be your way of saying Thank You for their support. Follow the example of artist Janice Mason Steeves. Instead of planning a sale, you could schedule a preview.
To kick of this week of Thanksgiving, just a quick post to thank you for being part of the online community at the Art Biz Blog and on ArtBizCoach.com. I could never have dreamed up this job and I am so grateful for its rewards.
I’m not crazy about artist statement links in the main navigation menu of a website because most people have no idea what a statement is or why they would want to click on a link titled “Statement.” The best place for your statement is next to the artwork that it relates to.
Your artist statement should be organic. Allow it to grow and change. You wouldn’t allow your artwork to stagnate, would you? Likewise, using old words to describe new ideas doesn’t make sense. Get that statement out and start honing it.
It’s time to make some decisions about the holidays. The first big decision: Will you send holiday cards or not? Here are some pointers to get you started so you’re not frantically throwing them together at the last minute.