Simple Steps to Improving How You Talk about Your Art

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A lot of artists freeze up when having to explain their creative work.  Sometimes, they change topics.  Sometimes they ramble on and on about how their art isn’t very good and how their career isn’t really going anywhere.  Or they can just be shy about speaking up about themselves.  A lot … Read More

3 Major Challenges Emerging Artists Face (And How to Overcome Them)


You've made a commitment to being an artist. You're not hiding your creative side anymore, and when people ask what you do, your art is included in the description (if not leading it). Congratulations! As you march towards your goal of becoming a successful artist – whatever that means to … Read More

Learn to Love Yourself as an Artist


Most artists refer to their craft as "their calling" and something "they must do." They will tell you that they knew they had to create even before they had a formal word for it. I'm sure you feel this way too. But taking the leap from looking at your art as a hobby to one that is your … Read More

7 Steps to Getting More Press As An Artist


Creating amazing art is your reason for getting up in the morning. You work hard at your craft. Some people know your work. But you want to reach more people. You also wouldn't mind a little press coverage. Question: Are you making it easy for bloggers or reporters to contact you about … Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid as an Aspiring Artist


"In order to make it, you have to be really ambitious. Talent without ambition is nothing; you have to drive yourself to make things. And it’s the same thing with creativity: if you have a lot of ambition without creativity, you might not go anywhere.” — Jacob Escobedo, Cartoon Network’s … Read More