I recently had a semi solo show featuring some of my icons. It was in a very small gallery in New Mexico, an area rife with iconography, so I was hopeful it would be successful. And it was, just not in the way I had imagined.Read More
I have had this sort of love/hate relationship with Etsy for many years. I was never very successful at selling original art there, and years ago when they started selling other things besides just art, I felt like my work just kind of got lost in it all. I would get fed up and cancel all my listings, and six months later give it another try, only to get my heart broken once more.
However, I am rethinking my Etsy relationship once again in a new light.Read More
When people ask you what you do, do you say, "I'm a professional artist," or do you say something more watered down like "I draw a lot?" Maybe you say something that identifies you by your day job, if you have one. All of this is OK.Read More
I am just getting started with Fine Art America, and I find they have, like, a gazillion ways for artists to promote themselves, and one of these is through sponsored pages, so I thought I would give this a try.Read More
Adding your art to the offerings of a Print on Demand company such as Zazzle or CafePress is a great way to expand the reach of your brand, gain recognition, and increase revenue from your art. So what image type should you use? The answer is, well, it all depends.Read More
The business of being a traditional artist, meaning being someone who makes their entire living just off their art skills, is one of the toughest career paths anyone can choose. Let's look at art from a business point of view.Read More
It’s that time again – time to pack up months of artwork and hit the road. It’s festival time! I am a survivor of many an outdoor arts festival, and am glad to say that they are part of my past, not my present. For me, they were days and weeks of preparation that allowed me in a single day to make less money than I paid the babysitter that watched my kids so I could sit out in the scorching sun all day being eaten by bugs.Read More