I had some dear friends over last night, and one had very interesting things to say about moving art into the world. I have a studio full of work, art journals, prints, cards, paintings, jewelry, etc. I need to exchange some of the items for money. and I have been a bit stuck how that happens.
Some really powerful advice she gave me:
1. Visualize it. Imagine exactly how it looks and what happens to turn your work into cash.
2. Go out and connect, do favors for others, and they will do favors for you. Sitting in your studio wishing the art would sell will certainly not sell it.
3. On line sharing only goes so far. Human connection is made with humans, not humans on machines.
4. You do need the marketing materials (I do have them) business cards, websites, social media, but then, you have to MOVE those things also. Have a constant flow of these things out into the world.
Isn't that advice awesome? She has used these ideas in her own freelance work, and has more work than she can do.
and I do have work in an Holiday gift show December 6 and 7, I'll post more here in the weeks to come.
"When we harness the forces of harmony, joy and love, we create success and good fortune with effortless ease." --Deepak Chopra