193 | daily sculpture. Today I was thinking about some various mushroom structures. There are so many amazing mushrooms. We love the hikes we take when the mushrooms are prevalent at our favorite park. What creative, relaxing or outdoorsy thing do you have planned for your Saturday.
"How much should I charge?" Is a question I wanted to answer when I wrote Art, Money & Success.
I included sections that tell how much money we charge for paintings and illustrations and how much $$$ we have been able to get up front from a licensing deal.
After the book went to print, I felt serious writer's remorse. First of all, I hadn't gotten my husband's permission to tell ALL. I suddenly was afraid that he would be really, really mad at me. (I'll tell that story another day.) 🌟
And secondly, I was worried that the dollar amounts wouldn't translate to many people. Some would read it and think "wow, they aren't charging enough" and others would read it and think "there's no way they charge that much." What I think is a lot of money, is not much at all to someone else. Some would look at the income @drewbrophy and I have earned and scoff at how little it is. Yet others would say "wow, you guys are killing it." It's all relative.
Einstein said that time is relative, and it goes fast or slow, depending upon what you are doing as the time passes.
I have found that MONEY IS RELATIVE, and your feelings about actual dollar amounts depend upon your background, where you live and how you were raised.
For some, charging $500 for a wall mural is just fine. For others, that amount is ridiculously low. It's all relative to what feels normal to you.
Money Relativity is great for your art business if you were raised by parents who have a healthy money consciousness, or if you developed it on your own. A healthy relationship to money means you are not afraid of asking for money or of running out of money. Instead, you expect to have a thriving, cash-flow rich business. And with that expectation, the money comes to you.
Money Relativity makes the art business difficult for those who do not have a prosperity consciousness. If you worry about money, are afraid to ask for it, fear charging too much or too little, and think that there is scarcity in the world, these feelings will manifest into actions which manifest into lack of money in your pocket.
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192| daily sculpture with wire mesh and encaustic. This one is a slightly larger than some of the other daily sculptures at 10"x10"x3. The materials and processes I am using now are not conducive for very large pieces. Encaustic should not be on flexible surfaces. If I make a form too large the mesh has a good bit of flexibility. I am considering different ways to play with scale but for now I will keep playing with this combination of materials and techniques. A few meetings today in the studio and then creative focus is the goal. What is on your agenda for today?
This post by @mariarizzoart made me so happy! Feels good to know people are resonating with my book.
(Link to my book in bio)
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#Repost @mariarizzoart: "Taking a break from painting to read this awesome book written by @mariabrophy . I look forward to put into practice what I'm learning with each chapter! #artmoneysuccess#mariarizzoart#artbusiness#artbiz#mariabrophy (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)
My favorite season is here! Something magical about the Summer. Is it a busy season for your art biz or a restful one? Are you off exploring & getting inspired somewhere? Share with us anywhere we can find your art this Summer!
Many ask "How can I become well known for my art?" I've given this a lot of thought, and the best way to know how to do something is to see how others have done it before us, and then mimic their practices.
Picasso, Salvador Dali, Warhol, Maxfield Parrish and Gustav Klimt are examples of highly influential artists who became well known for their art. They had enjoyed great success during their lives.
Looking at many of the great artists throughout time, you can see three practices that stand out that they all share in common.
The three practices below are what I believe are necessary ingredients to becoming well known for your work:
1.) Highly prolific
They created art daily and in high volume. Picasso created tens of thousands of works in his lifetime. He's had more than 1,100 paintings stolen; more than many artists have created in their entire life!
Creating daily helps you master your craft quickly. Have you heard of the 10,000 hour theory? To become a master at anything, you have to put in 10,000 hours.
Having a high volume of artwork increases your number of strong, memorable pieces. In general, for every 20 pieces you create, only 1 or 2 will be a strong seller. If you only create 20 pieces a year, you'll have about 1 or 2 strong sellers that year. If you create 20 pieces a month, you'll have created more than a dozen strong sellers that year. Multiple those numbers by a career spanned over fifty years... 2.) Lived the life of an artist
Art was their life, morning noon and night. Everything they did, every decision made, was with their art career in mind.
3.) Trusted their artistic style and instinct despite criticism
They received criticism for their style(s) and didn't let that stop them; they had trust in their instincts to create art in a different way than what was acceptable at the time.
Eventually, the criticism turned to acceptance and later, reverence.
Regardless of what you create; paintings, writings, sculpture, music, these three ingredients are required to become known for your work.
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191 | daily sculpture with wire mesh and encaustic. Busy day ahead and after 7 days my kid may be getting back to normal (a little info posted yesterday's post). During the summer break from my academic position I arrange 3 studio days at my public studio (Thursday-Saturday) but do work daily from my home studio after my kid is asleep. How do you balance career, creative pursuits and family?
DM to inquire about price or purchase. Price adjustment for purchase of multiples.
Another one of those behind-the-scenes shots that we love, this one by @louisachircop, who says, "Next project literally on the horizon". You can read our full interview with this inspiring Australian artist here: —> goo.gl/vP8cnp
The League of Creative Introverts are getting what they asked for! ⠀
This is for any creative (introvert or otherwise) who is sick of reading the same old 'theory' and fluff about social media. Words like 'consistency' and 'conversation' get tossed around by these social gurus (who charge big bucks for this sh*t) and 99% of the time leave us feeling even MORE overwhelmed than before.⠀
That's why I've made a simple, 100% actionable, results-backed 6-week plan that you can literally follow, step-by-step, day-by-day.⠀
Can't wait to see what the League makes of it! ⠀
(PS: link to join the leaguers and start the 6 week plan starting July 3rd in bio!)
If you're an artist looking to expand your reach, these are 10 art websites you definitely need to check out --> goo.gl/Ul4rK6 .
If you don't follow them already, you can find most of them here on Instagram --> @carveouttimeforart @artmazemag @artistmarketco @creativeboommag @mariabrophy @abstanfield @artsy_shark @theabundantartist @thejealouscurator
What are your favourite art websites? We would love to hear from you!
Working and planning our next trip to Havana. Will you join us? #Repost @psychitecture
My co-founder, @draimeemartinez , of Artists-in-Mind with our first “business” call with @macksin. Excited for what's to come!
Has this ever happened to you?⠀
Your friend sees one of your artworks and gets super excited (mega flattering!) and gushes at you that you just HAVE to sell your art because you're practically the next Picasso and everyone is going to flip for your stuff...⠀
So much pressure, right?⠀
For those of you who started your art business reluctantly (or you're currently not sure whether to start one or not) & those of you who thought it would be different to run an art business and you kinda don't like it so far... I've written you an article about these pressures to sell your art.⠀
It's really an exploration of the possibility to create art without being a professional artist, without forgetting the possibility that you were made to be a pro artist. Perhaps it's just the kind of conversation you need today?⠀
Read it at the link in my profile or over here: lauracgeorge.com/the-pressure-to-sell-your-art/
Yo, yo, yo artists and creatives! I'm offering my •FREE• online class 4 Simple Steps to a Powerful Artist Statement again beginning this Tuesday the 20th.
It's a 6 day, 30-60 minutes daily, online class designed to get you clear on why you're making what you're making. At the end of the class you'll have an Artist Statement and the ability to talk about your work to those who want to buy, curators, in critiques etc.
Please sign up & share this with anyone who might be interested. The link to the class is clickable in my bio and it's also right here: