Where Are You Going and How Can You Get There?
You’re never too old to get going and make changes
Despite the turmoil brought upon us by Covid-19, or perhaps, at least in part, due to it, I’m going in a different direction. That is, I’m discovering new ways to be of service to the artists who follow me. In recent months, I’ve blogged about personal storytelling several times. In response to the Covid-19 crisis, I lowered the cost of the Personal Storytelling for Artists & Creatives course from $97 to $37.
There is a reason for the emphasis on personal storytelling. I’ve gotten smarter and more intuitive. I’ve also learned to let things go and change my beliefs. My former view of success for artists was narrow. I operated with a strong conviction that the best way for artists to succeed was to make compelling art others want to buy. And then to use all available tools and resources to get it seen and sold.
A Long-Held Misperception Gets Fixed
The concept of organizing to take action to sell art routinely sounds good. However, for many artists, when they realize what is involved, they step back. Doing all that marketing and business stuff is not how they want to spend their time—even with a tempting pay off. And while nearly all artists wish to sell their work, it’s often not their top priority. Instead, they might focus on getting into galleries, schools or universities, high-profile shows, or even a museum.
When it comes to where you are going with your art, there are more options than those listed above. The choice is like your art. That is that it’s personal and subjective. If you are happy with your decision, that is all that matters. You can listen and thank others for their opinions, but you are the decider in the matter.