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4 Easy Steps for Artists to Avoid Creative Burnout

Thank you for joining me here in my outdoor office for the day.  I want to talk a little bit about burnout. We've all been there. You know that feeling where you just are not inspired by what's on the easel, what's in your head, what's in your mind? Nothing's coming...

The Top 5 Mistakes Artists Make on Instagram

Want to know how to avoid the 5 biggest mistakes I see artists make on Instagram? You're in the right place. We’ve been talking all things Instagram this month in my online membership community (The ART+WORK+LIVING Community Membership) and one of the biggest...

We Get to Choose Our Own Success Path in Art

Hey there. You know what? The old art world that we grew up with, those of us who went to school got degrees, BFA and MFA. That world is gone. The world they taught us about when we were in college, it doesn't exist anymore. You know the one where there's...

3 Signs That It’s Time To Start A Daily Painting Practice

There are 3 signs that I see over and over again that are a sure fire indicator that it’s time to start a daily painting practice. The first is not making time to paint because of being overwhelmed by an already full schedule. The second is feeling trapped in the...

What Artists REALLY Want

I spent a week at one of my favorite conferences at the beginning of the month - a marketing conference but so much more.One of the things that we were challenged to think about was how we define success...And that got me thinking about how we as artists...

How to Decide What to Paint

Hey there. I had a conversation with one of my students this week that I just had to share because it's one I've had with so many students, so I think maybe you'll be able to relate. What she asked me about was finding something to paint that inspired her....

What’s the Secret to Becoming a Successful Artist?

What do we mean by being a success in art?The key to that question is knowing what success means to you. You can’t create a success path unless you know what success means for you. Otherwise you won’t have any idea of where you’re going or how to get there.So let’s...

Three Myths About Being Successful As An Artist

There are three keys to consistently making art that you love, that feeds your soul, as well as having an impact on the world.

So in order to have that sustained, sustainable, creative practice, you need to build a solid painting practice. You need to develop an engaged audience and you need to nurture a sustainable creative mindset.

I talked about the first a good bit last week.

The second is what I’m going to talk about today, and that is to build an engaged audience.

I’m going to be focusing entirely on that engaged audience component.

There are three myths about being successful as an artist that I want to debunk because they lead directly to a lot of people not being able to do that.