fbpx

Starting Your Art Career: A Guide for Students and Beginner Artists

Thinking about turning this love of art into a career? Are you a student who is trying to pursue their creative passion? This week’s blog post summarizes questions I often get asked by student and beginning artists.  Focus: Don’t struggle so much with figuring out what medium you want to use. It takes time to Read more about Starting Your Art Career: A Guide for Students and Beginner Artists[…]

Making the Leap to Full-time Artist

Wishing you could leave the corporate world and just make art all day? Before you make the switch to a full-time artist, its time take inventory of what you have and what changes when you will have to make in order to execute this career change. This post outlines things to consider before taking the Read more about Making the Leap to Full-time Artist[…]

7 Skills of Highly Effective Artists

1. Be Open to Change – Be open to wherever you see change happen in your creative career. For example, you may switch to an entirely new discipline and hop from pottery to puppetry! Some changes in your career may not be as dramatic (and may not be related to your choice of medium), but change in Read more about 7 Skills of Highly Effective Artists[…]

How to Get Your Big Break!

We all dream for the big break and this post is how to make it happen! A big collector happens to see your work and buys the entire series. A patron of the arts believes in you and wants to fund a year of studio work and creative study. A gallery in New York wants to feature you Read more about How to Get Your Big Break![…]

10 Reasons why you Should Quit Your Day Job and be an Artist

While there are some artists who are able to make a solid income from their work the majority of us are going to have to learn how to balance a day job with our creative passions. When you’re frustrated, read through this list to remind you why you still show up at your job. 1. Read more about 10 Reasons why you Should Quit Your Day Job and be an Artist[…]

The Blank Canvas: Finding Inspiration

Seeking inspiration can be difficult in a world of ads, social media and the latest trends switching daily. With Pinterest and Instagram as the new ways to “get inspired,” these sources of inspiration are mere time-suckers. A few minutes of looking at posts and pins usually leads to a lost hour, or two, and no Read more about The Blank Canvas: Finding Inspiration[…]