If you are struggling with the thought of marketing your art, stop thinking about selling so much – share, don’t sell! Sharing is authentic and comes from your heart. You don’t have to be a salesperson or do anything that isn’t natural. All you have to be is confident in your work and enthusiastic about sharing it with others.
1. No one can promote your art more effectively than you. No one knows it better than you and no one cares about your success more than you. 2. If you don’t believe it can happen, it won’t.
A funny kids’ tour of MoMa, a Rothko paint-by-number kit, using video with Pinterest and much more in my bi-weekly roundup of top tweets from my Twitter stream.
Stop defining yourself in the negative, and define yourself in terms hopes and aspirations. How you choose to define yourself will influence how others look at you and think of you.
Instead of making excuses, ask yourself: “How can I make this happen?”
Guest blogger Heidi Spiegel has created two characters: the Artist Me and the Business Me. She says one is committed to making art, while the other believes in the art enough to support and promote it.
With Halloween approaching, I can’t help asking about fears. What’s scary about being an artist and how do you get past that fear?
Have you ever caught yourself saying this about another artist: “He could be so much more successful if he would just . . . “? Or “She’d sell a lot more work if she would just . . . “?
If so, you might be a Fixer.
You’re frustrated because you recognize the talent in your artist-friends, and you want them to succeed. So, you start sharing with them what you’ve learned — perhaps some self-promotion or business tips from this blog. You can’t help yourself! You know what needs to be done, and you are excited to share the information.
Patrick Howe, The Sun Who Became a Pig and then Forgot He Was a Sun. Oil on board, 8 x 10 inches.
Here’s the thing, though. You can offer all kinds of tips and advice to other artists,
Are you looking for that one thing that will propel your art career forward faster that you could have imagined?
It’s easy to get lost in the quest for knowledge. Stop looking for knowledge that you already have and get to work. Listen to your wise inner self!
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