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How To Write A Killer Intro For Your Art Post

Content Marketing

Content Marketing

Art, photography, images tell a story. But what about the story behind the image?

Anyone can post an image of their art or a really beautiful photograph. But it’s the story behind the image that separates the artist from everyone else.

You as the artist create because you want to. You want to share and you want to teach. Customers and art lovers look at your work, not just for the beauty, but for the experience.

Your writing sells that experience. That experience starts with a good, strong and clear introduction.  Continue reading How To Write A Killer Intro For Your Art Post

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Why Opportunity Should Scare You

Opportunity
Opportunity
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When an opportunity presents itself, are you scared? Can you accept the risk? Should you accept the risk?

The answer depends on you. But without risk, there is no success.

Opportunity should scare you. If it doesn’t, maybe it’s not really something you should pursue. There is no success without risk. Every “successful” person has taken risks.

Every business is a risk.

Artists take risks every day. It’s called experimentation. It’s trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t. But the key is to not let that fear of risk hold you back. Creativity is risky.

That’s the fun part.

Unleash The Creative Opportunist

Each of us has what I call the inner creative opportunist. It doesn’t sound catchy, but each of us is looking for opportunities to show how creative we are.

We are opportunists. Our creativity needs it. Our inner risk-taker wants those moments to let loose. I see designs and art every day. It’s as if the proverbial light-bulb goes off. The little voice in my head says “you can make that.”

It’s an opportunity. It’s a risk. Too many times what I think I can make doesn’t quite work out.

Not to mention, my inner introvert competes with my inner risk-taker. Do you know that feeling?

There’s nothing wrong with being an introvert. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. But don’t stop yourself from taking artistic risk. If you let yourself be intimidated by risks, you will not grow and learn.

This applies to anything, not just art. Business, writing, exercise (well be careful with the exercise), but risks are everywhere. So are successes. Writing this blog is a huge risk. Every time I write, I put myself out there and who knows what others would say. But that’s part of the fun.

Wrap Up

When an opportunity presents itself, look at the risks, but don’t hold yourself back. Don’t let fear of failure keep you from achieving success. Focus on what your goal is and let your passion take you down your path.

If you hit a bump in the road, learn and overcome. Unleash your potential.

What risks have you taken that succeeded? What risks failed? What did you learn?

 

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Why I Made A Blue Mandala

Mandala
Mandala
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The blue mandala. I have no other name for it. Maybe “The Fish?” It reminds me of a fish actually. But again, this is what creativity is all about. It’s a simple drawing. A bunch of lines.

A creative thought.

But why did I draw this particular blue mandala?  Continue reading Why I Made A Blue Mandala

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Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists

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Twitter
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We all know Twitter is one of the largest and most well-known social media platforms. According to Statista.com, Twitter had 317 million monthly active users in 2016.  As a microblogging platform, there is power in a simple tweet. Everyone from the average person to politicians to athletes takes advantage of that power for better or worse.

But is Twitter still relevant for visual artistsContinue reading Why Twitter Is Still Relevant For Visual Artists

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How To Improve Your Blogging Using These 2 Tools

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Blogging
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How often do you struggle with your blogging?  I bet you just said every time you write a post. What about your writing in general? Writing, like any craft, takes time. It takes effort. Writing takes practice.

For visual creatives writing is probably one of the scariest parts of promoting work and building their creative business.

Writing, however, is one of the most important business skills. If you are an effective writer, you communicate well. Your ideas are clear and concise. Your writing leads to profit.

Writing for your blog is no different. Your blog is your business or at least a key component of your business. Your success depends on your writing. Yet you continue to struggle.

In this post, I’m going to tell you about two tools you can use right now to improve your blog writing and business writing.

Continue reading How To Improve Your Blogging Using These 2 Tools