Starting a Successful Art Blog – You Only Get to Keep What You Give Away

Have you ever thought about what was at the heart of a successful art blog? Have you ever wondered about the real essence of an art blog, what are the guiding and underlying principles that will make it a true success? A lot of artists out there trying to start up their art blog and […]

What Can 100 Percent Effort Do for Your Art Career?

Are you reluctant to act on your art career because of a fear of failure?  Are you afraid of “blowing it,” of being embarrassed or looking foolish to your friends and family? I can understand that.  We’re all afraid of blowing it, of looking like fools in front of our family and friends. But why […]

Check Out the NEW Artist Mastermind Group Forum

Happy New Year! I hope your first few days of 2013 have been nothing short of OUTSTANDING 🙂 To kick off the new year, I’ve created the ARTIST MASTERMIND GROUP FORUM. This brand new forum will focus on bringing you live events that will educate you on creating multiple streams of income for your art […]

Is It Too Late For You To Become An Artist?

Have you wanted to start your artistic career, but felt that the timing was wrong or that it was too late? Do you ever feel like your real chances to be an artist have all passed you by? It is never too late to start moving your life in the direction of your choices. I […]

Getting to the Root of Your Artistic Frustrations

A couple of years ago in the fall, I started having this problem with flies in my house. It had gotten cold outside and they all wanted to come in where it was warm. I tried swatting them but they came back. Every day there would be more and more. My competitive alpha male lizard […]

Artists: Do You Have A Killer USP?

Flaccid USP Warning Sign #3 is when: Your customer is more in control of the transaction than you are. He DEMANDS terms, concessions, price & delivery. When the receptionist puts his call through, she says, “Fidel Castro on line 2.” Do people call you up or email you and say, “I want this list of […]

Buying and Selling Art – NOT Rational

One time an art gallery owner, Nick, told me: “My WIFE makes EMOTIONAL decisions. Like when she buys a vacuum sweeper. But I make LOGICAL decisions.” I asked, “You only make logical decisions, Nick? All your cars and investments and business purchases are completely rational. Is that right?” “That’s absolutely right.” (Just the week before […]

Are You Foolishly Consistent?

“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson Are you foolishly consistent? This quote comes from Emerson’s essay “Self Reliance.”  And it reveals the essence of what is wrong with modern culture. The pull of culture is toward conformity at the expense of the individual.  The individual gets lost in […]

‘Boy, Do I Feel Crabby!’

In one episode of the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy announces, “Boy, do I feel crabby!” Her little brother, Linus, is quick to try to rescue his sister.  “Maybe, I can be of help.  Why don’t you just take my place here in front of the TV while I go and fix you a nice snack? […]

Secrets of New York City Art Galleries: Chelsea Arts District

The Chelsea Arts District in Manhattan is one of the most vital and vibrant art districts in the world. There are around 1,500 art galleries in New York City operating at any given time. In Manhattan you find them in Soho, Tribecca, Chelsea, The Village, the Lower East Side, and on 57th Street. There are […]

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