I'm happy to say that after about a two-year hiatus (thanks largely to the pandemic) I got to do an in-person market again last weekend. I had a tent up at Made Fest, which is part of Pygmalion, an annual literary and music festival in Champaign-Urbana. I honestly spent a big part of the last… Continue reading Back on the Market: Made Fest 2021
Tag: art business
New Year, Same Me (Mostly)
First of all, Happy New Year to you, and welcome to my first post of 2021! I feel like I'm still decompressing from all the activity of the holidays, still letting the dust settle before I move on to the next thing. Although truthfully the next things are coming pretty quickly; Writing with the Moon… Continue reading New Year, Same Me (Mostly)
Finding Resources to Help Your Art Business: Online Courses
Until recently, I've always thought I preferred to take classes in person vs. online. Aside from not loving to stare at a screen for long hours, I like having the teacher in front of me in real time to answer a question or demonstrate a lesson. But since I finished college, and especially now that… Continue reading Finding Resources to Help Your Art Business: Online Courses
Finding Resources to Help Your Art Business: Networking
As I've mentioned, I'm all about making 2020 my year for this art business endeavor, and a big part of that for me has been realizing that I can't do it all on my own. So, out of necessity, I've been on a path to discover some cheap or free resources (hello, local library) and...… Continue reading Finding Resources to Help Your Art Business: Networking
The Dream Life (aka “The Art Bucket List”)
It's probably no surprise that, as an artist, I follow dozens of other artists and creatives, several of whom are clearly much more established and successful than I am. One thing that the most successful art entrepreneurs do (along with a number of other inspirational people I've come across) is some form of what I've… Continue reading The Dream Life (aka “The Art Bucket List”)
Guess Who’s Participating in an Arts Festival!
Hint: It's me, obviously. I've been asked about this piece a lot, and I finally got some prints! Sized at 8" x 10" tall. I got my art prints back today, and despite it costing a bit more than I was hoping, I'm really happy with the results. Several of them have already been claimed… Continue reading Guess Who’s Participating in an Arts Festival!
The Business of Ordering Prints
Remember this piece from a couple posts back? I finally finished it (and ordered a couple prints!) This post is basically just to say that I've got some more prints coming to the Etsy shop soon; I finally found a local printer who does giclee prints on watercolor paper!It took some research to uncover the… Continue reading The Business of Ordering Prints
What’s in a name?
This painting was my final project for scene painting in 2017. It's 4' tall x 5' wide. I deliberated over my shop and studio name pretty heavily for several days (after weeks of casual consideration once I decided to undertake this endeavor). I wanted something that fit my aesthetic, that had some meaning or ties… Continue reading What’s in a name?
New Year; Now What?
Or, figuring out this "business plan" thing My new business cards. I feel so official now! Despite New Year's being the arbitrary reset/"fresh start" that it is, I've been more of the mindset that January is cold, and dark, and also the month of my birthday, so I'm going to do whatever I feel like… Continue reading New Year; Now What?