Sunday, January 18, 2009

Three Parts of the Whole

25" x 19", pastel on paper

I posted this a couple of hours ago and have come back to add a little writing after spending an evening doing research on blogging, feeds (RSS versus Atom), marketing and generally getting tied up in knots not knowing how to make the next step.
A lot of wonderful advice out there:-
Linda Blondheim has some wonderful thoughts about thinking about directions to take in these hard economic times.
Cindy Davis also had some interesting ideas on what artists do wrong.
Beth Hayden runs a blogging workshop and just in her description of her blogging toolkit give great ideas.
Alyson Stansfield is a font of knowledge for marketing strategies for artists (I'm currently taking a course with her and learning heaps especially about what I am not doing that I should be doing!

If anyone has any others to share - please feel free to do so! :-)


Rose Welty said...

Anita, those are some great links! I have a few things to add to my to do list.

But, I really came here to say these orange slices are gorgeous...your pastels are really lovely. They just glow.

Jeanette said...

All this vitamin C is wonderful! :) There is something very paintable about oranges isn't there? They reflect light so well.

Knowing where to go next with marketing is a challenge - and a bit of a crap shot in the current economy. The links are some of the web's finest and give good advice. I don't think I can add anything else to this right now.

Anita said...

Thank you Rose.

Jeanette - I think oranges come under the same heading as pears - I love to draw them too.
And yes, this is a really daunting time to start thinking about seriously marketing art.

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