I gave away a copy of my book to an artist unknown in the faraway land of Australia. Something very cool happened as a result. Read about it.
Guest blogger Mara Purl is an actress-turned-writer-performer-producer. The central character in her soon-to-be-released book is a fine artist. In this post, Mara shares what she calls the Be’s of the Art Biz: Be Authentic, Be Brave, Be Persistent, Be in Integrity, Be in Experience, and Be Creative.
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. This is our focus in the Blast Off class launching 1 week
Whether or not you have a sales track record for your art, you can still take actions to show people that your art has value. Here are seven ways.
1. Make great art.
I mean really great art. The kind of art that makes the heavens sing. Don’t settle for mediocre or “good enough” where your work is concerned. It’s time to stand out!
2. Treat your art with care.
One of the first newsletters I wrote back in 2002 begged you to treat your art like it belongs in a museum. I repeat this mantra often. This means keeping a detailed inventory, using high-quality materials, handling (and shipping) your art with great care, and talking about it with respect. This brings me to . .
Today’s Deep Thought should get your juices flowing. All I’m asking is . . . Is there such a thing as an original idea in art anymore? Has everything been done before? Have all the good ideas been taken?
Don’t let size or space be an issue when you make your art. Make your art it as big as it needs to be in order to hold your ideas and dreams. If it’s good enough, it will find a home. If you have to borrow a truck to haul it, you’ll do that, too.
Ignite the fire in your belly! You need to be a self-starter and find the enthusiasm that will energize you to succeed in making a living from your art. Here are six ideas to keep the flame burning brightly!
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