Thursday, May 29, 2014

Top Traits of Successful Artists

Top Traits of Successful Artists

What’s the secret of success?
 Here are some traits of artists who know.


They go the extra mile.  It’s one thing to seek business, but sometimes it  does not work out. That’s just a speed bump to artists who are in a success mindset. They think of ways to take advantage of opportunities in any situation, and take bold steps to get back on track.
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Monday, May 26, 2014

Top Traits of sSccessful Artists

Top Traits of Successful Artists

What’s the secret of success?
 Here are some traits of artists who know.

They act professionally. Successful artists know they are in business, and act accordingly. They invest time, money and effort in getting the best possible photography to present their work. They have a thoughtful, well-designed website to show their portfolio to its best advantage. They show up on time, and do what they say they will do. Their business etiquette is well-honed, and they communicate well with customers.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top Traits of Successful Artists

Top Traits of Successful Artists

What’s the secret of success?
 Here are some traits of artists who know.


They create a network.  Many times it’s the people you know who can help you succeed rather than how talented you are. Successful artists seek out beneficial relationships and build on them by following through, and by giving – referrals, feedback,  friendship.  And, they are open to receiving as well.  Connecting with a mentor, a supportive peer group, potential collectors, gallery owners, and others, is easier when you take a genuine interest in them and in their businesses. What goes around comes around.
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Top Traits of Successful Artists

Top Traits of Successful Artists

What’s the secret of success?
 Here are some traits of artists who know.


They have a mature body of work.  To stand out from the crowd, artists need a well-executed, recognizable portfolio in their own style – not something derivative, or work that was created to try to fit into a trend or to please everybody – which ends up pleasing nobody. Successful artists spend hundreds of hours in the studio, developing their natural signature style which expresses  their authentic personality. 
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Top Traits of Successful Artists

Top Traits of Successful Artists

What’s the secret of success?
 Here are some traits of artists who know.

They have a plan. Successful people in any business, including artists, have a            game-plan which they have thought through carefully, and they act on that plan. Some artists say they want to become successful, and  actually float along without really having a goal and a strategy. But without a vision and a plan to achieve it, success cannot follow. by Carolyn  Edlund


Successful - what does "Successful Artist" mean to you? 
I work work work at my craft. 
I don't make enough money to brake even.
But, I still consider myself successful.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flying Shoes Studio

If you are on Pinterest as much as I am - I'm sure you've seen these fabulous drawings on pages of books. There's nothing I love better than altered books!
 
FLYING SHOES STUDIO
Kristy Patterson

Check out her blog,
 then go find some old books and have fun!!
 
Mixed media images, drawn directly on a page from a repurposed, reused book.
 

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