I've spent the day working on a new online store and remote point of sale system. Almost ten and a half hours. It's hard because when I'm out at a show, I have special discounts on items, while I need individual items for things like my smaller artwork on my website but I don't want … Continue reading Work in Progress – online store
To create or not to create, and the frustration that can cause.
As artists, we not only put our hearts into our work but often times we also put a lot of money into our business in order to get out there and get exposure. Many people don't realize that it's not only art supplies or products we've created and purchased at wholesale to resell, but there … Continue reading Avoiding Hobby Loss
Did you know that Seth Godin has several ebooks available for free download? Okay, maybe your head isn't stuck in the sand as much as mine, but I was excited to see these. Remember, it's important to keep a pulse on the business side of your art. Believe me, I do realize how hard that … Continue reading More free ebooks
Whether you are a completely self-supporting artist (lucky you!) or moonlight as an artist (hmm, guess where I fit!), we can use all the help we can get to keep us motivated and on track. One of my personal favorite blogs is Walt Kania's The Freelancery. Even better than the blog itself is this fabulous … Continue reading Living Freelance
Last time I posed the question of what your art was saying about you -- perhaps even something you didn't realize you were saying. There is a flip-side to that. What happens to your art when you do realize it says something about you, especially if you weren't expecting it. I admit that ever since … Continue reading When you face the reflection
I think back to when I started writing. Right now, the best thing I've ever done has got to be my Sacred Knight series. Even still, I know that it's not nearly as good as I wish it could be. I have come to realize that what I'm in is, as Seth Godin calls it, … Continue reading Moving through
Came to me one night awhile back. Maybe I was really tired. For whatever reason, it struck me so much I just had to write it down and share it. Here we go: Zero is a concept that use to not exist. After all, if there wasn't anything of something, why bother to count it? … Continue reading A weird thought
Funny how simple little things can change your mind if you're open to them. Just last night I was reading Barbara Sher's Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want and she's got a chapter on negative thinking and how to use it as a positive tool. I really like her explanation of Hard Times. … Continue reading Or maybe a negative attitude is good…
Commit. Seth Godin recently wrote a blog about commitment. Very insightful, so I thought I'd share it. Especially following my last blog about intent (update: due to issues, this did actually come out on schedule- it will be released tomorrow, I hope!). My "intent" is his "commit." I especially liked his last line. To me, … Continue reading Don’t just intend to commit!