Does selling art make you uncomfortable? Do you hate the idea of schmoozing? Do you think you’re just not outgoing enough? Good news; you don’t have to be!
I got an email from a lady who asked me: “How did you get so confident, and how can I go about building confidence as an artist?” I get asked this a lot…
by Owen Garratt | The Art of Being an Artist This isn't likely to be a very popular post; "Doom artists to failure"?I mean, egad! can almost promise that each and every artist that comes across it is going to find themselves reflected in at least...
Can You Predict Who Will Be a Successful Artist? A Recent Article in Business Insider says Yes – (not about artists specifically, but the research is apt!)
What can the recent $300 million art sale teach artists about pricing art? Quite a bit, because selling art is selling art, even if you’re not Gauguin.
Do you look like a Serious Artist, or a small time cheapskate? When you’re focused on cheap, you very often get exactly what you’re focused on!
Being a Professional Artist means setting things up so your time and energy are free to use in your art, not in struggling with crap you’d rather not.
Are you just lazy? For as long as I can remember, I’ve been trying to get out of doing things that I just couldn’t seem to get excited about…
As my Grandma used to say ‘Dance with the one whut brung ya’ (she had, I need to say, excellent grammar and diction; the saying worked better dressed down). It has to do with selling out. And dabbling.
Define your boundaries – it’s the kind of phrase that gets overused to the point of being meaningless, but like most cliches, it holds a powerful truth.