I have been trying to build an art business for years. I love art. My imagination, creativity, and certainly my curiosity, come from my artistic spirit. In the words of a friend, “Don’t try, do it! Today I’m going to list what I believe I’ve been doing wrong.
Show Your Work
This is not about good or bad. It is showing your work, YOU. Here I am. I am beyond ready to share my work. I should be sharing videos but I’m worried about what I look and sound like. I don’t have my picture on my website and I don’t sign my art. When I’m in nature I feel peace. I simply am. This connection is where my best work is. This was just a doodle but it works because I felt peace. I will be working on my journal.
Share Your Work
Austin Kleon has an entire book on this subject! Right now I have three platforms: Redbubble, Instagram, and Pinterest. My goal is to share content on all of these. I have not had consistency on my social medial platforms. Redbubble is my portfolio. Instagram and Pinterest will be where I share behind-the-scenes and inspiration for my projects. Since I’m hyped up, I will post a roses project update on Pinterest. Why not! I must say, since I’ve started daily content, my fan base is growing!
I’m just not in the mood today
Sometimes I hear this, in my voice too and it’s like mood? I finally realize that living life has nothing to do with mood or emotion. I go back to Kute Blackson’s powerful message of serving the soul. Serving the soul is actively knowing you have self-control. Your soul has nothing to do with what’s going on around you. In art terms, I will be inspiring myself as I’m painting. It’s ok you’re fine! Paint. Pay attention to what the tools do.
Invest In Yourself
SHOW UP! I have been watching too many Shop with my videos. There’s equipment that I need to purchase. This involves mindfulness and healthy eating too. There’s a financial/ economic side to running a business.
As I said, I want to blog and share more of my work. What are your tips? How do you run your art business?
Now I’m going to do a little roses idea pin. Have a good week all? May the Fourth be with you!