|'A Welcome Change' 9x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
painting available at Daily Paintworks $125
That was a few years ago. Since then I have retired from my in-home childcare business to paint and teach full time. I have found many other outlets for promoting my work besides ebay and I am always learning how to best market my art and my classes. It can be overwhelming! It is a challenge to balance painting time with business/marketing time. If you are new to selling your art it is hard to know where to begin! I am always learning something new about the business side of art so this weekly blog topic will focus on ways to help you with balancing business with creating. Here are two great resources to get you started.
- When I decided to focus on my art full time the best thing I did was read Alyson Stanfield's book 'I'd Rather be in the Studio'. She does a wonderful job breaking down the essentials of taking charge of your art career. I highly recommend it! I also came across another great resource for artists.
- I'd like to share a website I discovered. I was happy to be introduced to this site Artpromotivate.com I am still going through the archives but it is filled with articles designed to help artists promote themselves and stay inspired. I found one post that I'd like to share. It is filled with great information. The post lists the most FAQ dealing with a wide range of artist issues such as selling online, preventing creative block, taking photos of your work. Check it out here.
|close up of 'A Welcome Change'|