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.
Using spare minutes to create or cultivate ideas for creation can be invaluable for busy artists.
Repetition can mean something differently for every artist. What matters is what it means to you.
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.”
omething so large, life-changing and existentially deep has happened that our usual art may seem just too ordinary and simply not up to the occasion.
What artist doesn't struggle with the problem of framing her art? Are there any good answers? Read on.
Calmness may not be your cup of tea but recklessness and drama may be preventing you from doing your best work.
Make sure, as best as you can, to come to a “clean end” with the closing gallery, including getting your art back and getting paid.
Often embedded in our best mature work are things from long ago and far away that are just unforgettable, if only we stop to remember them.
Big creative ideas that really matter to us can easily get lost. One way to help prevent such losses is to write a big idea on an erasable board.
Are you pretty intelligent? And is that a problem for you? Here are 15 challenges that smart people regularly face.
What visual artist or writer doesn’t respond to the way Paris looks and feels? As a result, many artists, even today, pine for the dream of the ex-pat Parisian life. …
Since you’re likely looking for revenue streams to supplement your art income, you might want to become a creativity coach yourself.
Why not paint for a portion of the day in your current style and a portion of the day in a new style?
What helps relieve this distress? What helps a person to heal? Here are five tips.
What are the best ways to deal with the criticism that may be coming? Read on!
It is tremendously useful to acquire the following four-step habit: understand what’s happened; feel the feeling; pledge to make new meaning; and make some new meaning!
Here are some tips from artists and writers about how they meet their deadlines — and how you can meet yours!
Most artists do not consider that the visitors who come to where they live are also hungry, also hoping to be stirred, and also looking for an experience that has nothing to do with room service breakfasts and garish souvenirs.
Many artists can’t afford to employ even one person but your assistant doesn’t have to be full-time, in your physical vicinity, or high-priced.
Why do we so often say maybe rather than yes? For all the obvious reasons, including the fact that even when we say yes, there is no guarantee that our work will turn out well.
When was the last time you had a conversation with yourself about what sort of art you’re making or what sort of marketing efforts you’re attempting?
Not knowing what else to do to solve our problems or to make sense of life, we set our brain racing off, whether or not it has good brakes.
Negotiating is a skill but it also a feature of the landscape that an artist inhabits. With a little practice, you can add the skill of negotiating to your professional repertoire.
Artists often work for a long time without finding their artistic voice. Here are 10 useful tips for finding that voice.
You’re supposed to meet with the gallery owner and you really don’t want to tell him how behind you are. What should you do? Remember, there’s a world of difference between speaking carefully and outright lying to a gallery owner.
My nearest publisher is 50 miles away; my farthest, many thousands of miles. My literary agent is on the other side of the continent. There is nothing the least bit unusual about this nowadays.
Disputing thoughts that do not serve you can help you create more often and more deeply.
In the face of competing ideas, creative projects, and everyday tasks and responsibilities, artists can become blocked...