Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Believe in Yourself!
As professional artists, there are so many challenges we face. Most people consider art to be a lower priority than necessities like food and shelter, and I have to agree. When a person is hungry, he or she would rather be given a piece of bread than a painted image or a chunk of carved wood!
This of course makes it harder than ever to thrive in a tough economy. There are many guerrilla marketing tactics that can be used to keep one's art business afloat, many of which I have been investigating. One thing I always do is try to keep up with new ideas from art marketing guru, Alyson B Stanfield.*
Over the years I have read thousands of words of wisdom by Alyson. As usual, she hit the nail smack on its head when she said, "What matters is that you believe in yourself."
These three words: "Believe in Yourself" express what I believe to be the most important factor in an artist's success. If you don't believe in yourself:
-YOU WON'T deem it worthy to invest in continuing art education.
-YOU WON'T have the motivation to stay up late working on a solution to a problem, to do what it takes to resolve issues.
-YOU WON'T have the discipline to work through bad days as well as the good days.
-YOU WON'T have the confidence to try new things.
And, if you don't believe in yourself, NO ONE ELSE WILL BELIEVE IN YOU EITHER!
*Note to my fellow artists:
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'Till next time,. . . . Enjoy the color!