I'd love nothing more than to believe that you, who comes to visit me here on the internet (or invites me so kindly into your inbox, even) are firmly on the path to realizing your biggest dreams coming true. Seriously. If that's you, please stop reading and email me to tell me ALL about it! But the truth is that even though I've been working as an independent contractor/business owner/artist for many moons - … [Read more...] about I’d like to talk to you about having big dreams…
I've often spent well over an hour perusing the housewares, stationery, and party supply sections at Target and other stores, and thought, "My art is this good! Why shouldn't I be doing this?" Which is all fine and dandy, however what I would keep telling myself as to "why", is that it's because for this particular season and line, only that ONE artist was chosen. There are probably millions of artists hoping to … [Read more...] about So You Want to Be a Licensed Artist – 4 Things to Know First
You may read through the following list and choose to believe that none of this applies to you and your site or blog. You will be wrong. 99.9% of you? Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. It's not entirely your fault, though. See, you're a "creative". You make things, paint things, forge things out of wire or metal... you're a hands-on rockstar when it comes to making art. No one ever told you (or your stubborn creative side … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Your Artist Site Is Boring The Heck Out Of People (and How To Fix It)
As an artist, I'm always looking for ways to promote and share my work. I've utilized facebook, twitter, deviantART, you name it, but while makin contacts definitely has roots in the online world, the true reach begins when you're one-on-one and offline. With thanks to my supafly networking skillz, I met someone in a facebook group who introduced me to the activities director at a local retirement community. We met … [Read more...] about Want More Excitement in Your Business? Teach!