Artists: Are You Digitally Sharecropping?

Too many artists are building someone else’s business.  They are essentially digitally sharecropping. Are you one of them? Sites like Etsy, eBay, Artfire, FineArtAmerica, and others (which I call Art Malls) make it easy to create the illusion of having a ‘web presence.’ When they upload all of their work to an Art Mall site, […]

Are You Ready to Take the Leap of Faith and Become a Professional Artist?

Have you always wanted to be a professional artist, but you’re waiting for the right time? Maybe you intend to become a professional artist when you feel you are good enough, or when you’re in a better financial position, or when your kids have grown up and left home. When will that be? 5 years? […]

Blueprint for Building a Community of Artists: An Inspiring Message of Hope from Marsha Savage

No matter what happens with our national economy, there will be artists who thrive, and who very much enjoy their prosperity. These are the people who refused to fail, who didn’t give up, and who have surrounded themselves with like-minded people traveling the same evolutionary path. Marsha Hamby Savage, a landscape painter living and working […]

Top 10 Reasons You Need Your Own Artist Website or Blog

Have you been thinking about setting up your own artist website? Are you interested in starting your own art blog? If you are an artist, there are lots of very good reasons for setting up your own website or blog. Here are just 10 of them: Professionalism Owning your own artist website or art blog […]

Why Some Artists Will Almost Certainly Thrive and Prosper in the New Economy

There is revolution in the air. Unless you have spent the last four or so years on Mars you can’t have missed the restless loss of direction of the western world as it has struggled to make sense of the momentous economic catastrophes unraveling all around. Security, certainty and jobs have been sucked into a […]

Are You Making These 6 Mistakes on Your Artist Website?

I look at a lot of artists’ websites and in my meanderings around the corners of cyberspace I have found that there are some issues that come up again and again. I would say that there are a core of common mistakes on some of these websites, all of which have the potential to seriously […]

Are you a Real Artist If You Have A Day Job?

How do you define being a real artist? Are you a real artist if you have a day job? Are you a real artist if your primary source of income is not from your art? Many artists definition of success rest solely on being able to support themselves entirely from their artistic endeavors without having […]

Are You Waiting for a Magic Bullet in Your Art Career?

Do you ever find yourself looking for more information than you need? Do you catch yourself reading and reading (and clicking and clicking) and never taking action? Are you caught in analysis paralysis? Always continually getting ready, making plans, trying to figure it all out in your head so that you will be totally and […]

Did You Write Your Morning Pages Today?

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron is a well-known book on the subject of creativity and living the artist’s life. The book was first published in 1992 and is still well read today. I read it somewhere around 1999 when I first started to explore what it means to be a modern day artist and […]

Is Your Art Business Ready for the Coming Decade? I’ve Got a Secret to Share With You

“Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world. Push off, and sitting well in order smite The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Are you ready for me to tell you […]

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