|'Not Too Shabby' 11x14 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
click here to purchase $165
|close up detail|
- Blogs help you paint better. This is the reason I started my blog back in 2005. It was a personal journal for me. I would do my daily painting and post it to the blog. I could see the painting with fresh eyes. I could see I was making progress. It was a visual diary of my art journey....so much better than throwing paintings in a box. I felt accountable to the blog. I had to post so that meant I had to paint. It was one of the best things I ever did to improve my work. (and by the way if you don't want to share with the world you can set the blog to be private and invite the people who you wish to see it.)
- Blogs Open up Opportunities for you. If you share your blog with the world and you post consistently you will be found. You just never know who will find you either. I have had many opportunities come about from someone stumbling across my blog...galleries, book covers, teaching and speaking engagements to name a few. Taking the leap of sharing yourself and your work through your blog can be well worth your time and effort. (blogs are great for getting found since every page you post is a potential web page to be found)
- Blogs Make you a Real Person. If you wish to connect with other artists or maybe sell your work online you need to network. Blogs give you the opportunity to share something about your work and yourself. You become a friend...someone others feel comfortable with and trust. This is important for sales. But even better is the friends you make through sharing yourself with the world. I treasure my followers. When we have the opportunity to meet in person it is like we are old friends!
Have I convinced you to start a blog? Tomorrow I'll share some pointers with you!
Today's painting: 11x14 Uart 500 paper with Terry Ludwig pastels. This is a scene from a trip I took to Pawleys Island South Carolina.