Thursday, September 23, 2010

People Who Don't Get Back

I just need to get this said, er written.
I think it's a big mistake when people are slow to get back to anyone.
I also think, it's a costly mistake when people fail to respond, they miss decent information and often financial opportunities.
I make it point to move non responders to the back burner ,business wise.
I also make it point to amp up my personal game, when this stuff happens.
STR people are not my favorite people,I am glad I don't have to depend on them.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Success On The Street!!!!!

On Sunday 9-19-2010, I was in a street fair. The event was part of an home tour, that is held annually ,in a very diverse neighbor hood in Denver's Parkhill area.
I knew it would be a long day. I don't show on the street, as a general rule.
Once in awhile I take a chance to see if I can make some WAM=waliking around money.
Well, I did make some WAM.
I took my shoebox paintings out to see what would happen. I did gooood,Hollywood.
I made the booth fee and some extra dough. I also traded for four bottles of wine and some cash. At the end of the event, I traded for some handmade soap.
I am in the artzone big time. My shoebox paintings are, 5x7inch to 6x8inch works I
make , several at a time. I have a good artbank of these works to draw on,yeah , I know pun intended.
I did not go out on the street broke, I took two Grants with me.
Money generates mo' money.
Time and patience matters.
Suceess does too.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am puzzeled by the fact that once an artist has an exhibiton on the walls, they stop promoting the exhibition.
Dang !!! Once I get my show open, I don't stop promoting the event until ,the event is over.
I go into co-op galleries and often the artists are waiting for people to come in.
I would send out , real mail, to invite people one more time, to come for a chat or visit.
Most times after the opening, the artists sit on weekends to empty galleries.
I would consider ,offering some kind of incentive, to get people in before the show closes.
Hey, marketing matters, if one wants to get paid.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The ART Mags

I look at a fair number of art magazines, this caused me to wonder how many of the artists that are featured in these publications, go to have decent money careers.
I have been featured in many publications, one thing I
know is,
being in art magazine an artcareer does not make.
Art careers can be helped by the art press, it's needed, but the business savvy
atist learns not to depend on the the art magazines to be successful.

More On Artproof People

I have a number of sculptures in my front yard. It's remarkable the number of people who, pass by and never notice them.
As long as they have their dogs and their lattes, everything they need to notice is with them.
I call these people artproof people.
I just had to blog this.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Money Is a Buffer

Money is a great buffer between an artist and art proof people.
I like getting paid,I like having a cash stash and I really like having pocket money that I made as an artist.
I come across a lot of people who, don't have a clue about how great it is to be a NON-starving artist with some cash.
Yes, money is a great buffer. I will make some more.