Attention: Big Thinking Required

Stop going through the motions with days filled only with meaningless tasks. Don’t wait for your big project to find you. Make plans now. Take charge!

The Timing Will Never Be Right

There will never be a “good time” to have an exhibit, approach a gallery, write a grant proposal, or give your first artist talk. You have to make room for your priorities, and we tend to put off things that make us uncomfortable.

You Are in Charge

Never blame anyone for your perceived failures. When you assume control, you bask in your successes – knowing that they were hard-earned. Likewise, you must also accept responsibility when things go wrong.

Make It Up As You Go Along

You don’t have to have all the answers before beginning a project. Whether it’s trying a new medium in the studio, writing a how-to book, or teaching a class, just dive in! Don’t worry about how others do it. You will learn the ropes. Yes, you’ll make mistakes, but you would have made those anyway.

10 Paths to Help You Emerge from a Creative Slump

We all have creative slumps. Whether you have no interest in promoting your art or are anxious about getting back into the studio, a slump is a slump. Here are 10 things you can do to hasten your emergence from a slump.

Art Marketing Action Podcasts: Uncommonly Grateful

Audio version of the post with the same name. During this Thanksgiving holiday, take a moment to acknowledge a debt of gratitude for what you are grateful for in your life.

Boo! Spook Yourself Into Action

Beth Robinson

While I usually try to be reassuring and supportive, I’m here to scare you today with a post that has become an annual Halloween tradition. I hope it spooks you into action.

Need Motivation? Ask “Why?”

If you don’t know why you want to accomplish certain things, you’re going to have a hard time prioritizing and moving forward. Take time to identify and write down your motives.

Independence from . . .

Matt Drysdale, Independence Day

Free yourself from worry, self-doubt, and small thinking. On this Independence Day, declare your independence from these states of mind that are holding you back.

Art and Business Aren’t Separate

Have you been compartmentalizing your business in your mind? Have you been thinking that it needs a different space (time, schedule) than the one you give your art? Stop it! You’ll be more more effective if you stop thinking of your business actions as separate from your art.