Category: artist entrepreneur
Artist Entrepreneur: Z for Zen—The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
For many artists, writing is a white-knuckle experience that causes suffering. Loosely paraphrased, as Buddhism says, suffering arises from attachment – to thoughts, feelings and attitudes that create the nature of the experiences we have. What if you could take a more Zen approach to your writing?
Artist Entrepreneur: Y for You— The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
“My greatest obstacle is to learn to market my work without fear. Art galleries, publishers, clients, newspaper reporters, all the questions, art receptions; talking about my work with strangers, being the center of attention, it’s overwhelming.”
As I grew older I learned to control my visibility – I was visible and outspoken at school, when I knew it would be most valued. But I was never visible when it really mattered – in relationships or in my writing. Being invisible kept me safe. Being invisible kept me safe from criticism and rejection.
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Artist Entrepreneur: X for X-Rated—The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
There are several types of writing that might keep you from getting ‘A’ rated by your readers.
Artist Entrepreneur: V for Variety— The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
Your signature style unites your art as your voice unites your writing.
I loved this piece on PRI The World (awesome radio program I listen to nearly daily) today on the The 6 highly effective habits of the creative genius. I decided I’d make my own...
Start feeding the source that feeds you, and don’t stop. Don’t ever stop.
A friend of mine is a full-time personal assistant for an author and makes anywhere from $35 to $55 and hour.
Have you wrestled with the idea of hiring an author assistant? Not sure what you’d have them do, how much they’d charge, or if it would be worth your time and money?
Artist Entrepreneur: T for Testimonials— The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
Welcome to the Artist Entrepreneur Column, an occasional series where we talk about the fun, wild and scary ride of succeeding as an artist entrepreneur of all stripes and types and mediums. Welcome back guest...
A logical — and vital — relationship exists between passion and voice. It is very hard to be passionate about what you’re doing if you haven’t found your voice as an artist. Imagine being forced to sing an octave too high or an octave too low, straining to hit notes that you can’t really hit and that aren’t natural to you. It would be very hard to be passionate about singing in that situation.