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Leaving a LegacyWe All Leave a Legacy.

Our lives are like chapters in a book. An immense book with unlimited pages. Some of us leave a few paragraphs or sentences. Others take pages and pages. The value of your legacy is not measured in volume.

In a way, a legacy is a little bit like branding, only more lasting. That is, both are often described as what others say about you when you are not there.

Art Lives Long; Life Is Short.

Life is short - art lives longSome of you know, I worked for many years as a serious fine woodworking hobbyist. At one time, I daydreamed of starting my own shop and making custom furniture for a living. The golden handcuffs of a day job and a growing sensitivity to wood dust squashed those pipe dreams.

As my skills grew, I came to realize some of the things I was making would outlive me – not by a little, but a lot. That’s one beautiful thing about making art. It is long-lived as the saying goes, “Ars longa, vita brevis”, or art is long, life is short. The latter part of that couplet, “Life is short”, is a phrase passed through the centuries because it’s pithy, poignant and accurate.

Your Art Is a Gift to the Future.

Your art, any art, is not just a beautiful gift to the world now. It is a gift to the future. The images you make, the sculptures you craft, the photos you take all tell a story. Future historians and anthropologists will perhaps sift your art someday seeking clues for what life was really like in the early 21st Century. Art tells the story in a different, unique way.

Yes, with our modern technology, we are a culture recording and photographing everyday life at a crazy pace. By the billions, we post our images on Facebook, Instagram and whatever the latest rage is that all help create a public perception of what we are seeing.

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Billions of Random Online Images Are a Blur.

Most of those billions of posted online are meaningless snapshots. I suppose in the aggregate they take on a different context. Art, on the other hand, only happens through a thoughtful process. Even something as outwardly random as a Jackson Pollock painting requires forethought and planning and is created with a purpose.

Convergence - Jackson Pollock - jackson-pollock.org
Convergence – Jackson Pollock – courtesy jackson-pollock.org

Art Makes a Unique Statement.

Art does more than just capture moments. Art interprets those moments. Art captures things that are not in the physical world. They are from the imagination and creativity of the artist. And, just as we study cave drawings for insights, I think our future progeny will study our art, your art, for clues they cannot find in the billions of selfies available to them.

Art Captures Mystery, Intrigue and Insights.

It shines a light into the darkness. It pulls back the veil and lets us see new things in new ways. It’s not just the visual arts. Poetry, plays, films and books do these things too. Fine art is the only thing that comes made nearly always by a single artist with a singular vision.

Plays and films offer visual aspects, but they are collaborations of the playwright, and a contingent of writers for a movie. Maybe Woody Allen has a complete script and directorial control, but it’s exceedingly rare. Books are just words, not images. Most books have editors that hone the copy and make the work a collaboration.

Art Makes a Singular, Distinctive Dent.

Artists don’t have other artists, or art editors coming in during the creative process and making or demanding changes. Visual arts are unique in that way. Because of this, I think the contributions to the future they make will have greater impact and insights in many ways that others arts won’t. Pure conjecture on my part because I won’t be there to see.

Visual arts are unique in their creation because they aren’t made through a group think process. – Barney Davey

You may have a difference of opinion from me about the role of visual arts as both a legacy and as a meaningful gift to the future. Feel free to offer your comments. In thinking of you and your potential legacy and gift to the future, I commend this quote to you:

Nothing great can be accomplished without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Enthusiasm Trumps Perfection.

Da Vinci told us art is never finished, only abandoned. I think it is better to get the work out there and get on with the next piece rather than hide behind just a few more finishing touches. If you have talent and work with enthusiasm, it is going to be evident in your work. Buyers see and feel the spirit you put into your art. You can overwork a piece. Too many finishing touches won’t improve sales or likeability of your art.

How to Sell Art to Interior DesignersI believe spirit and enthusiasm give your work Just Noticeable Difference (JND). JND is not a made up term. Dick Harrison, who co-authored How to Sell Art to Interior Designers: Learn New Ways to Get Your Work into the Interior Design Market and Sell More Art, told us about it in a guest post.

Selling Art to Interior Designers with JND by Dick Harrison.

JND is an intangible and nearly imperceptible aspect that creates an inclination to prefer work that has it. We all have the power to discern things with JND.

You Use JND More Than Realize.

How often have you compared similar products and declared one better than the other, but you could not put your finger on why? You just knew you were right. That same enthusiasm, that JND, will make your art last well beyond your living years.

Creating Legacy through Intention.

Besides JND, I think there is intent. Wayne Dyer has a wonderful PBS Special and book called The Power of Intention. If you have time now, I recommend it to you to watch. It’s free. Below is the entire presentation. Otherwise, bookmark this post and make a date and time to get back. Either way, you will be glad you took the time to watch.

Recipe for Living a Life Found in a Forgotten Place.

In what seems like a lifetime ago, circa 1972 or so, in some friend’s garage, I came across a plaque with a saying I have never forgotten. It looked like something you buy in a souvenir shop, but that didn’t stop it from making an indelible impression on me. It said:

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.

I immediately adopted this as my motto. Those six words spoke to me. They gave my life new meaning. I was a young adult then, too immature into what my life was about to grasp how much this motto would mean to me over the years. I just knew it resonated with me like few things I have ever read.

Completing the Thought — Giving It Gravitas.

At some point, I have no recollection of when, I added another line to it. I supplemented it, and kept with the alliterative nature of the motto, by ending with, “Leave better.” It would be years later before I realized the potency of what “Leave Better” means. It is what I am writing about today.

Leaving a Legacy Is Not a Competition.

To me, leaving a legacy is not about the significance of what you did as compared to that of someone else. To make such comparisons is a way to become disappointed and disillusioned by what your life could have and should have been. It is about doing what Steve Jobs said, “Making a dent in the universe.”

Jobs made his dent on a macro scale that only a few will ever match. Most of us in our lives pale to likes of Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking,  or Pope Francis. Francis’ humanity seems to have arrived perfectly on queue. That’s a post for another day. Let’s leave it that you nor I need compare to the giants among us. We can make a difference all the same.

Leaving a Legacy Is about Your Journey.

It is about what you do with your life. Nothing is trivial. The simple act of giving another unconditional love and support is more than enough. Yours might be to have raised responsible, loving children who will make their own dent. You might be a firefighter, a teacher, a soldier, a docent, an artist, a poet, or the person who does kind, thoughtful things when no one is looking.

Your Legacy Does Not Have to Go on Your Tombstone.

Rodney Dangerfiled tombstone - courtesy Jvoves - Flckr
Rodney Dangerfiled tombstone – courtesy Jvoves – Flckr

Your family, friends, and fans don’t have to create elaborate memorials to ensure you were here is not forgotten. You can make your legacy in your own way by just leaving it better.

A Gift to the Future.

You can’t tell what will happen with your art after you’re gone. It is, as I said, a gift to the future. That alone is powerful stuff. Still, I don’t advise you to make art with the thought of how future generations will perceive it. I recommend you make art because you have the talent and vision to create something unique and beautiful. Make it with intention.

Wayne Dyer Offers Invaluable Insights into Intention.

If you have seen his PBS special, or watched his video above on the Power of Intention, you are in the know. Regardless, reading in the color box below is worthwhile.

I think if you make art to the best of your ability and live your life with allowing rather than wanting, you will be fulfilled and your legacy will be secured. Here are some edited thoughts from Wayne Dyer from his website. They come from a conversation posted there:

“Most people’s mistake in trying to apply the law of attraction is they want things; they demand things. But God doesn’t work that way,” says Dyer. “It’s all about allowing.”

Dyer explains how virtue is a critical concept in the Law of Attraction. He refers to the Tao Te Ching, written by Lao Tzu. “He says in there, 2,500 years ago, if you live from these virtues, then all that you could ever need or want could be provided for you. This is called the Hua Hu Ching, written by Lao Tzu. It’s the unknown teachings of Lao Tzu. Number 51 says, Those who want to know the truth of the universe should practice the four cardinal virtues. The first is reverence for all of life. This manifests as unconditional love and respect for oneself and all other beings. The second is natural sincerity. This manifests as honesty, simplicity and faithfulness. The third is gentleness, which manifests as kindness, consideration for others and sensitivity to spiritual truth. The fourth is supportiveness. This manifests as service to others without expectation of reward.”

“All great spiritual masters are teaching what we’re talking about,” says Dyer. “They’re teaching forgiveness. They’re teaching kindness. They’re teaching love. They’re not teaching wanting. They’re not teaching greed.”

So the notion of seeking what you want, or think you need, is not what the Power of Intention is all about. “The ego’s mantra is ‘What’s in it for me? How can I get more? I want a BMW in my driveway next Thursday, ” he explains. “All of that is what most spiritual teachers call the false self—the ego.”

According to Dyer, the process of allowing, just being and embracing this heightened level of consciousness, goes back not to attracting what you want, but attracting what you are.

“You have to just be. You have to let go. You have to allow. You have to be free and make this your consciousness.” He continues, “Basically, what you would see is a frequency (of energy) that manifests itself through the process of giving, of allowing, of offering and of serving. It asks nothing back.”

Dyer illustrates the concept of giving without expectations by quoting the great poet Hafiz: “Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth ‘you owe me.’

There Are Countless Ways You Can Live Your Life and Leave a Legacy to Count.

Just free your mind and let it take you to the many different things you can do to make your art a legacy. You can donate it to museums, foundations, or other public places and institutions. You can follow the sage advice of Maria Brophy in her How to Become a Famous Artist and Leave a Legacy post.

The ways you can get your art into the world to share it with future generations are almost endless. The boundaries of what you can do with it are only in your mind. Set your imagination to the no-limit zone to find out how you can make something lasting happen with your art and your legacy.

Find a Way to Do Good with Your Art.

I contacted the Wounded Warrior Project today. My intention is to give a wounded vet a free Art Marketing Mastery Workshop membership to my flagship course for each one I sell. I have inquired the best way to go about making this happen and am waiting to hear back about it.

Helping artists succeed at the business of art is my mission. In some small way, that is my dent in the universe. Helping wounded vets who are also artists is just another. I’m excited about getting this program started.

Here Is a Small Sampling of What You Can Do.

Join the Art Marketing Mastery Workshop – Give a Wounded Vet a Helping Hand.

The Art Marketing Mastery Workshop program is built to last a lifetime. There are no quick fix or magic solutions. Instead, you get practical advice on how to:

  • Identify collectors and network to meet them.
  • Create an ongoing branding and self-promotion program using social media and other methods.
  • Develop efficient ways to add subscribers to your email list.
  • Systematically send effective marketing messages to your collectors, fans, friends and followers.

 

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Helping Wounded Vets.

As of the post publication date, I have not yet heard back from the Wounded Warrior Project. Regardless, for every membership sold, I will offer a free membership to a worthy wounded vet. I don’t intend to make a big deal or announcement when these artists are added. If you are interested, when join, you can let me know. I will put you in touch with the veteran artist who came in on your membership.

Ten Right Ways How to Be A Happy Artist

10 Right Ways How to Be a Happy Artist

You Can Choose to Be a Happy Artist. Then Choose to Make Sure You Are.

Over the years of reading forums and comments on sites and blogs for artists, I have noticed a trend. There are unhappy artists who are more than willing to offer their opinions. I find most are either:

  1. Bitter about struggling to make a go of it selling their art.
  2. Confused about how the art business works, or how to manage a small business.
  3. Just sourpusses.

Sometimes you hit a trifecta and find someone who fits in all three categories. When I see that, I am sad for whatever circumstances have given them such a negative outlook. That’s because I know they are victimized to a degree by themselves. To be on balance, I must say I know many more happy artists than I know unhappy ones.

You Can Choose — Be Proactive.

Stephen Covey in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, tells us in Habit One to be proactive. It was eye-opening for me to hear him talk about how this works. He explains that a unique quality of being human is ability to choose.

We don’t always get to choose our circumstances. Being born in poverty, or suffering from living in an abusive family, or being handicapped or disabled are all things you had no choice in. It is what has happened to you.

You can, however, choose how you react to your circumstances. Covey found inspiration in Viktor Frankl’s book recounting of being in four Nazi death camps in a Man’s Search for Meaning. He lost his parents, siblings and pregnant wife in the camps. Frankl’s belief was while we cannot avoid suffering, we can choose how we will deal with it. His personal example and later as a psychiatrist was to look for meaning in suffering. Then use it to get on with your life with renewed intentions.

Jon Morrow Inspires Me and Millions More.

I have written before about the remarkable story of Jon Morrow. He was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy as a child. It takes the life of most children by age two. He is still very much alive. Until 2006, he got around in a van that allowed him to drive as a paraplegic. Then tragedy struck again and made him a quadriplegic.

Do like more than one million others have. Read this incredible account of what happened when he was hit head-on in a crash: How to Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Get Paid to Change the World. That post has gone one to be viewed by more than a million people. He’s gone on to build a profitable, successful career and has helped thousands of people learn how to make blogging into a career.

Tanner Gers Is a Fearless Inspirational Leader.

I recently met another awe-inspiring person. Tanner Gers also almost died in an auto accident eleven years ago. He survived but was made blind as a result. He ran the 100-meter dash in the London Paralympics in 2012. Until earlier this year, he was a personal trainer in a gym.

Tanner has now launched a new career as a podcaster and event organizer. His The Athlete Summit program just concluded. He got dozens of top names to provide programming for it. Even if they have never heard of Viktor Frankl, Jon and Tanner follow his advice. They are exemplars for how to live a life with passion and purpose despite crushing setbacks.

Let’s Get Back to Our Unhappy Artists.

If you are bitter about the state of your career, you need to turn your negativity around. Life is too short to be unnecessarily unhappy about your career or your life. We don’t all get the same skills and starting point. We do all have the same options to choose to make the best of what we have.

Buying Art Is Not Out of Vogue — It Never Was.

If you are struggling in your art career, it is under your control to fix it. You can find an unending list of reasons why things suck. Technology, geography, and apathy are biggies for many. Here’s the thing. People have never stopped buying art. Let me repeat. People have never stopped buying art.

I have known artists, art publishers and gallery owners who have stayed in business through thick and thin. Buying habits change. Some years are better than others. Nevertheless, art continues to sell. Always has, always will.

Why Is Your Art Not Selling?

Okay, maybe they aren’t buying your art. If that is the case, you need to figure out why. The usual reasons are either you are making work that is hard to sell. That is, it has limited appeal to most buyers. Or, you have work people will buy when they see it often enough, but you are not efficient in getting it seen by the right prospects often enough.

If your work is a problem, you can keep making work like that, but you should lower your expectations about how well it will sell. Happiness is about meeting expectations. If yours are out of line with the reality of what you are making, you are making yourself unhappy.

You can also choose to make art with more appeal. Even though it is a creative endeavor, it is also a product that needs commercial appeal if you want to build a successful business around selling it. Otherwise, accept you have created a pleasant pastime where you occasionally get rewarded with sales.

If It’s Not Your Artwork, Then It’s Your Other Work.

If you know your art sells when enough people see it, and you are not moving your work, you have a marketing problem. Making art is part of your art business. The other part is finding customers and prospects and selling your work to them. That takes marketing first and selling second. Marketing and selling your work is your other job. One you cannot let lapse without risking your career.

Marketing creates interest and intrigue. It drives actions that lead to sales. You get sales with a well-designed website, strong traffic, excellent conversions with powerful calls to action. You might also get sales because you drive traffic to an e-commerce site such as FineArtAmerica.com, XanaduGallery.com or SaatchiGallery.com.

As an alternative, you might network online and offline and generate direct sales to collectors. This scenario, selling direct to collectors, is the best for artists and collectors. It is what I teach and preach about. Selling through galleries works. There just are too few to go around.

Without the Right Insights It Is Easy to Miss the Big Picture.

Some artists are confused about how things work. I saw a comment the other day on a blog post on The Abundant Artist. The post offered some useful ideas on how to sell more art. An artist commenter was bitter that there was also included an offer to buy an in-depth program to learn even more ways to sell art.

I’m not sure if the comments were just plain whining, coming from a misguided sense of entitlement, or utter frustration at making work, but not getting sales. It could have been another trifecta with all three options in play. I alternately reacted by thinking I’m sorry you had such a terrible career going, but another part wanted to scream out about taking responsibility and starting to do the things necessary to make something happen.

The Amount of Free and Useful Info about Art Marketing Is Astounding.

Cory Huff, owner of The Abundant Artist, is a generous person. He devotes lots of time and effort to create free content for artists. He’s not alone, so do I and Jason Horejs, Alyson Stanfield, Owen Garratt, Carolyn Edlund, Aletta de Val, Lori McNee, Gary Bolyer, and many others. There is a ton of great free stuff out there. You just need to do the research to find it.

This artist has the misconception that everything art marketing gurus do ought to be free. What a concept?!! I don’t know him from a rock, but I bet a dollar to a donut he is not making any money. He has no concept of what an abundance perspective is. Instead of being grateful to find some useful free information he is griping that he can’t get more information for free.

Becoming a Sourpuss Is Not that Hard to Do.

He may just also fall into that latter category of a sourpuss. It starts when you look at how life has been rough for you. Then it gets worse with the misguided belief the art industry is skewed and screwed up so no one makes money, especially artists. From there, it’s easy to slide further downhill into a black pit of negativity and self-pity. No one can fix this for someone else. You gotta slug your way out of the quagmire.

Someone can give you a buck so you can buy a clue, but you have to be ready to use it – to embrace the knowledge. Life’s not fair. Business is hard. Only the strong survive. These things are all true. None of them means you can’t have great success. When you realize what is really holding you back is you, you can have a breakthrough. You can come into the light and bask in its glow.

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There Is No Free Lunch.

You have to make your own way. When you begin to move in the right direction, you will find there are those who want to help you. Start making little victories. Each one makes you a winner. We love winners. We want the best for them.

Work for the day when it is you helping an up and comer. Give back. Pay it forward. Shrug off your negativity and get moving. Your career is waiting.  You, yes YOU, can achieve great things. Start to believe. Aim high. Aim higher. Be restless. Most of all, get going.

Get Your Happy Quotient Going! Even the Worst Miserable Curmudgeon Named Scrooge Did It!

It is a whole lot easier to do these things if you have a happy quotient going on in your life. Here are ten things to help you boost yours to new highs and lock in being a happy artist.

  1. Don’t’ Get Your Knickers in a Knot over Trivial Stuff – Come on now. Next time, before you react in anger or disgust, take a deep breath. Decide if you can just let what’s bugging you go. The chemical reaction to anger and fear stays in your body much longer and is detrimental to your health, unlike those released when you are happy or ecstatic. Feeding the angst and anger just makes it harder to get back to even keel and happy.
  2. Givers Gain – It’s not just about being altruistic. For sure, it’s a good thing to give with no strings attached. If you have no expectation, you cannot be disappointed. Next time you do good, do it so only you know you did it. Make that knowing good enough. It’s also good to give knowing there is a quid pro quo with your gift. I scratch your back, you got mine. Happy people are givers. They’re getting back all the time because they fill the emotional bank accounts of those around them. It’s the reverse of “Paybacks are a bitch!”
  3. Don’t Make It about the Dough – You already know this in some way, right? Ever notice the word miser is the root word of miserable? Focus on achievement, not money. The money will follow your success. It’s advisable to be thrifty and frugal. Those are good traits. Being all about the money throws up a wall against being joyous. Be not a Scrooge.
  4. Don’t Make It about the Stuff – We live in a material age. We surround ourselves with doodads and shiny objects that don’t bring us happiness or joy. Every cord in your home represents a repair waiting to happen. The less stuff you have, the less stuff you have to set up, calibrate, use, insure, repair and let sit there to remind you what a dumb purchase that was. With stuff, less is better.
  5. Don’t Make It about Others – Envy will eat you up; make you bitter; run you dry and leave you worse off because of it. Besides, you can’t have someone else’s life. That’s a good thing.

    Be yourself, everybody else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde.

    It is senseless to measure yourself against other people. There is always, always going to be someone taller, shorter, slimmer, with more hair and with better hair. There are those with more brains, more talent, more money, great teeth, and a spouse you still can’t figure out how they are with them, and so on. Accept who you are and what you are without comparing it to anyone else. At least, unlike Jon Morrow, you can pinch a nice butt when the occasion arises.

  6. Be Grateful – Happy people have gratitude. They are conscious of what they have and have real feelings of gratefulness. Your tiny one bedroom apartment can be your castle. My wife, Mary, and I started married life living in a 700 square foot single apartment in West L.A. I worked from home. My office was the bedroom. Our bed was in the living space. We ate from a folding table. We were very happy. Still are. I think if we were unhappy back in the day in our tiny place, we had no chance for happiness later on. Happiness doesn’t just drop in on you once you start making more money. More money and more stuff don’t make you happy. You make you happy. Your choices in partners and spouses make you happy. To be grateful is to be happy. Mary and I were grateful then and are so today.
  7. Be Compassionate – It galls me no end to see someone take glee at the misery of others. It is the same thing with gossip. These traits have an addictive quality to them. The more you talk smack behind someone’s back or share those juicy tidbits of knowledge that are harmful to another, the more you want to do it. It’s bad karma to rejoice at the expense of someone who is suffering. Perhaps you feel they earned it. That does not mean you should blacken your heart by being happy for their downfall. You know actions like these will not help you lead a happier and healthier life. So don’t do them.
  8. Don’t Fly with the Turkeys – If you want to fly like an eagle, you can’t be hanging around with the turkeys. You get to choose who you have in your life. This includes your blood relatives. If someone is toxic to your life, you need to get them out of your life. Like Stephen Covey’s first habit, “Be Proactive.” This is sometimes harder to do than say. You can find yourself emotionally, financially or in some other way attached to the wrong person. It can take an enormous amount of courage and strength to break free. It can upset many people around you when you do find the conviction to make such a change. In the end, it’s your life, and you only get to live it once. Surround yourself with happy and uplifting people. Get rid of those who will bring you down. It’s your choice to make.
  9. Know What Happiness Looks Like for You – You can be dead serious about everything in your life. You can be tough and not suffer fools. You don’t have to smile and say, “Have a nice day” to everyone you meet. You don’t have to like everyone you meet. You can be unsatisfied with your current job, relationship, location or anything else. You just have to decide not to let any of those real things keep you from being happy. It usually means you have to make some changes once you have the full acknowledgment in your mind about how things are, or who people are. Lack of action is a cause of angst. You can make yourself unhappy with yourself. Say what? It happens when you have knowledge to do right and find yourself sitting on doing it. Maybe you need job counseling, mental health counseling, marriage counseling, addiction counseling or some other form of help. As long as you put off doing something you know needs to be done, you drive down your happiness quotient. Stop that. Get on with what you need to do now. Whatever is holding you back is not worth overcoming it. Be your own Dr. Phil. Ask yourself, “How is not doing the right thing working out for me?”
  10. Live Your Life in the Present – Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow may never get here. You cannot afford to have your awareness of your past stop you from taking positive action today. Historical knowledge is good in this respect. As someone said, “Experience is what lets you recognize a mistake when you make it again.” You have to have hope for the future. Living in the present without misery about what was, or fear about what will be is how to be happy now. You have to let what’s happened go. You can’t change anything that’s done. The more you dwell on how things were, or what you should have done, the more your misery kicks your happiness in the butt. Having a content perspective and outlook on the future is the best way to be. Choosing to live in the present means accepting and acknowledging your current circumstances as they are. Elect to see how the actions you are taking and plans you are making are going to improve your life and your career. If thinking about that does not make you happy, you need to revisit what you are doing and get on revising your plans for your future.

I am sure I could add dozens more examples and suggestions here. I could go on about how to live a satisfied life and enjoy a happy career, but I won’t. I will stop here and choose to be pleased that a select few readers will reach this last sentence and be inspired to go on and make changes that will lead them to their contented place as a happy artist. I hope you are one of them.

Spoiler Alert!

If you are that guy who complains he reads things, finds help, but wishes everything was free and came without a sales pitch. Stop reading now.

I Can Help You!

If you are looking for a way to get your career in the happy zone, I can help you. Join the Art Marketing Mastery Workshop. It is a culmination of my best work — and I’ve been helping artists since 1988. I didn’t leave anything out. In fact, I’m busy putting lots more in. CLICK HERE to get the lowdown on how to kick start your career.

I get that for some reading this that all you can afford right now is what you glean free from the Internet. If that’s you, you’ll be HAPPY to find a free 99-minute webinar that explains exactly what you need to do to become successful as a visual artist. In 99-minutes, I can’t tell you how to do it. That is what the 10 hours, (growing to 20 hours) of recorded material does for you in the Art Marketing Mastery Workshop. 

Watching the webinar will give a blueprint for the 8-Steps to Art Marketing Mastery. Feel free to use it to model your successful art career. Or, if you can afford to make a relatively small investment into a lifetime program, please join me in the workshop. Either way, I’m going to be happy you looked me up. :)

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P.S. If the workshop doesn’t fit your budget and the free webinar leaves holes in your plans because you need help, information and nudging, then grab my Guerrilla Marketing for Artists: How 100 Collectors Can Bulletproof Your Career book. You can get it on Amazon in softcover and on Kindle for only $9.99. If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow it to read free. If you’re that crabby guy, maybe this free webinar and free book to borrow is the solution you have been looking for.

The book will help you. The workshop is built around the concepts in the book. It goes way deeper and offers more ideas, information and inspiration. If you read it, you will learn a lot about how to make your art career more successful.