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The value of Workshops

So whether you teach an occasional art class, lesson or regular classes, realize that you have just given the gift of discovery to whoever you are teaching! And especially with adult classes, you have opened up a future for many of them. A future of an endless opportunity to discover art in a thousand or more ways!

Spoofing the art shows

The following hilarious spoofs on art shows was so funny and so true that we had to share them with you!

Crazy Artist Week..wait, that’s real life!

That’s why so many of the art marketing sites on the Internet are so….unreal :-) . From what we have seen, Very few, if any, are written or presented by artists who are creating art as well as selling it….they fill their sites with tidbits from here and there, from many artists, all of which often makes it seem as though one artist cannot accomplish all the necessary tasks!

The Value of Customer Service!

Only fools and teenagers (lol) do not know that being nice and helpful to the people who support you is the only way to advance in life AND your art business!

Selling virtually anywhere!

…When I am at a book signing, the people there aren’t there because of me; they are there because of my books. They don’t care what’s inside me. They care what’s inside my books. (John Foxglove)

The Joy of the ART ZONE!

……Maybe some people call it a Zen thing. I call it the “Art Zone”. No matter how long you have procrastinated or how many chores still need to be done, clients to see, bills to pay, kids’ games to see…….somehow, it all goes away when you are creating.

Painting for a cause

When the call came out for Steve and I to help with a calendar for Danny and Ron’s Rescue organization that we support, we were “doggone happy” to oblige :-)

Studio Tours and open gates

Yep it’s that time of year…a fall artist studio tour! It’s actually not a bad idea but outlaying artist studios are at a disadvantage :-) We have to market not only our art, but our gorgeous locations, beautiful studios, stunning road views along meandering country roads….yes, we have to be a DESTINATION, not a “happened upon!”

Rainy Days…….and the artist life

An artist’s life in regards to hours and paychecks is not a real predictable affair. We work when other do not and do not work when others are at work. We get paid sporadically and in terms of income, it can be far more or far less than what someone who is not an artist may make.

Selling on Ebay and a discourse on perseverance!

…… NO avenue of sales will work if you secretly do not want it to!