Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Genius Power Magic

"Boldness has genius power and magic. Engage and the mind grows heated. Begin, and the work will be completed." (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)

It is difficult to convince yourself to work constantly when the world ignores you.  I would estimate that 90% of artists faded away.

The recipe for success is simple-- make art, show it wherever you can (galleries, alternative or non-gallery venues, and especially online), pay attention to how people react, particularly those who either buy or come close to buying, and gain insight into that mysterious time interval between the moment you first expose a work of art in public and the moment someone pays you to own it.

 Over time, all kinds of artists develop and perfect all kinds of strategies for how to play this time interval to the max, how to attract buyers, sidle up to people with profiles in the art world, and tilt their prognoses towards success.

 So let's take a look at some of these strategies, and see whether or not they'll work for you.

The first one is easy, all you have to do is think! Take 5 minutes to consider what your goals are for your artwork.

Are you just doing it for fun because you love it,
Do you plan to make a living from doing it, or is it a bit of both?

Where do you see yourself and your artwork in a years time? How about 5 years?

 The benefit of establishing your artistic goals is that it gives you something to focus on, so that you can take action to fulfill your goals.

 Think about what action you can do today that will get you one step closer to your artistic goals.

 So back to the original of question of what to do when nothing happens. Be prepared and make a decision early on how you will judge your progress. Ignore the world of commercial art and focus on something that resonates with you.


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1 comment:

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