Balancing the Roles of Artist and Mother

Guest blogger Sandhya Manne says, “When you love something, you will make time for it — whether “it” is children or art.” She shares how she balances her roles as mother and artist. [...]

Support Your Goals with a Creativity Brief

The structure of a Creativity Brief helps artists define, in detail, the major components of their project and provides a blueprint to take action. Defining, in detail, the major components of your project gives you a blueprint to take action. You don’t worry about your next step(s) because it’s all mapped out for you. [...]

2 of My Favorite Productivity Tools

Accomplishing a lot of work is easier and more pleasant when you have the right tools and systems in place. I thought I’d share with you two of my favorite productivity tools: 1Password and Evernote. Whatever tools you choose to increase your productivity, don’t get caught up in the technology. Make sure they are easy to use, quick to learn, and aren’t more complicated than what you need. [...]

5-Minute Self-Promotion Tasks

Imagine how productive you could be in just 5 minutes. Inspired by a recent book-marketing newsletter from John Kremer, I decided to come up with a list of what you can do in 5 minutes to promote your art. [...]

Tie Up Loose Ends & Refresh

My office - pre-yellow walls - under the chandelier that was my grandmother's.

There are many other people who will tell you to relax and enjoy this week after Christmas. Not me! I see it as a terrific time to buckle down and get ready for what’s ahead in the New Year. Tie up those loose ends and get a fresh outlook for what’s ahead. [...]

Get a Grip on Your Projects by January 1

What would it be like to feel more in control of your New Year? Between Christmas and New Year’s, take at least half a day to review your commitments, select a method to record details for each project and assign due or do dates to the tasks. [...]

Defining Your Projects

To prepare you for tomorrow’s post about getting a grip on your projects before the end of the year, here is a list of what your projects might include. [...]

Studio vs. Business Time

Do you find it hard transitioning between studio and business/office time? What kind of downtime do you need in between? [...]

The Hard Part of Your Work as an Artist

Marketing wizard Seth Godin recently wrote about the hard part of any job. He says: “Hard is not about sweat or time, hard is about finishing the rare, valuable, risky task that few complete. . . .” What’s the hard part of your job? [...]

Top Time-Savers for Your Art Business

The number one complaint I hear from artists is that they don’t have enough time. See if implementing one or more of these time saving strategies can buy you some sanity. [...]