Eric Maisel is America’s foremost creativity coach and the author of more than 40 books including Making Your Creative Mark, Coaching the Artist Within, Fearless Creating, The Van Gogh Blues, and Mastering Creative Anxiety. Coming soon: Secrets of a Creativity Coach. Dr. Maisel presents two live one-hour teleclasses every month with the Academy for Optimal Living. You can visit Dr. Maisel at www.ericmaisel.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creatives utilizing alcohol as a mend for their artistic struggles is nothing new, whether it be to find meaning once found in art or to channel energy once poured into creation.
Repetition can mean something differently for every artist. What matters is what it means to you.
Using spare minutes to create or cultivate ideas for creation can be invaluable for busy artists.
Passionate artists tend to define themselves by their work. Find out ways to create meaning in your life outside of the art world.
Don’t send an email and take silence to mean that your email was unwelcome, rejected … people are busy and certain requests take time to process.
In Part 1 of “Asking for Money” we looked at three tips for doing so. Here are three more. Read on…
You need money for art supplies, building your website, your marketing efforts, and, well, just to live! One challenge is figuring out where to look for the money you need.
Talk to people — and listen to what they say. The dentist you chat with might be your next collector. The journalist might end up doing a story on you.
The bottom line is, whatever art you do — bold or serene, new-fangled or old-fashioned — you must be bold if you want to sell it.
You get to decide what you show and what you keep, how you interact with the marketplace, and what relationship you want to construct around “multiples” and “one-of-a-kinds.”