The Pain and Power of Tough Criticism

Have you ever received criticism that was hard to take, yet has made a major change in the way you approach your studio work?

My Disastrous First Art Show

My sales were slow. They dragged. Shoppers looked, and didn’t understand what to do with what I made.

Playing Up

For many people who have reached their goals and been blessed with success, gratification comes not through more conquest, but through helping others.

Avoid these 7 Mistakes when Photographing Art

Modern digital “point-and-shoot” cameras are a miracle of technology…But digital cameras are not perfect. If you want quality photographs of your art, expect to invest a little time learning how to use your digital camera effectively.

Critique and the Heart of the Artist

This was the very first time I began to sell my work and to develop a collection. It was the beginning.

Artists are Entrepreneurs

I spend at least 50% of my time researching new clients and opportunities, marketing and doing administrative work for my art business.

Give Yourself a Promotion

In my estimation, about 80% of artists are “in the pack” and struggling to break out

Artists, Do You Need an Agent?

Putting all of your faith in someone else who will pull the strings and make things happen is a kind of magical thinking.

Thriving as an Artist in Mid-Life

Being centered and aligned with your resources, lining up the right amount of support, confidence, and happiness in your process and target market is key to planning a move forward and staying the course.

Where in the World would You go to make Art?

Where in the world would YOU travel to make art? If you had no obligations, If you had enough money to live for six months, If you could travel anywhere that would inspire you, where would you go?

Evolution of a Greeting Card Line

From first concept through end sale, here is how one entrepreneur created a line of greeting cards.

Is Art School Worth the Money?

Art Schools top the list of institutions with the most deeply in-debt students.

Your “Aha Moment”

That moment of clarity. A sudden realization, a point where everything clicks. It may change your life.

Letter to a Young Artist

Never, ever apologize for your art or your talent. And don’t present your work as less than.