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Do you have a list of interested people, businesses, etc? Sending postcards are easy, inexpensive (a nice plus) and get people's interests quickly. I'm starting to use them in my biz after reading a lot of great results other people from all businesses get.
Brad- very nice likeness. I didn't pay too much attention to The Crow but I immediately recognized him - you caught something :)
Timmery, I'm reading Seth's book right now. Boy, he's stepping all over my toes- and I'm getting excited again about sharing my creations with others. :) Thanks for sharing it here!
Billie, that's exciting! I don't have any advice to offer, but I wish you the best of luck!
Timmery, that's a great quote. How many settle for mediocrity simply because they're never told to fly higher?
I sat down to sketch a picture of the Crow yesterday...one of my favorite movies, and with the twentieth anniversary of Brandon Lee's death on set coming up, it's been on my mind a lot lately.
I overlaid the piece I'm working on over my photo reference, and discovered by accident that I really, really like the way it looks, just like that. I think I may start a new piece and just leave this one the way it is...
Billie--it sounds like you've got some amazing opportunities coming up--so exciting! I think I would want to ask the marketing/fundraising folks what they think are the vital elements in getting people to participate.
Your show sounds exciting! Will you have items at varied price points? I enjoy having something to read when I go to shows, it doesn't have to be much, but I love reading artist bios, or statements of inspiration--something to connect me to the pieces I'm seeing. You'll have to keep us posted on your progress!
I was reading Entrepreneur magazine last week and came across this Seth Godin quote I wanted to share with you as a bit of encouragement to keep going as artists:
"Icarus. The original myth had two parts. Daedalus said to his son, 'I fashioned these wings for you. Two rules. Don't fly too high, or the sun will melt the wax. But, more important, son, don't fly too low. Because if you fly too low, the water and the waves will surely weigh down the wings, and you will die.' We've left out the second part of the myth. We don't say to people anymore, "Don't fly too low." All we do from the time they are 4 years old is warn them against hubris. We have created this industrially led structure that says: How dare you."~Seth Godin, quoted in the current issue of Entrepreneur magazine.
Also, a fellow artist and I are holding a show March 16 to showcase our flower photos - any suggestions as how many to hold, how to invite people. We are photographers and will be printing like mad women. It's going to be Friday night March 15 for social part and March 16 for show.
Thought I would use facebook to invite folks and have wine and such (I don't drink, though). Any suggestions? My fellow artist lost her granddaughter, Lily so we may make it in her honor.
I read Platform - that's a great book. Glad you mentioned it Jim. I'll have to reread it.
I am meeting with a couple ladies from my daughter's school who are major fundraisers and marketing folks. They hold an auction that raises $100,000 per night and another $100,000 in money they raise along the way.
Wonder if you guys could suggest questions I can ask?
Good morning, friends! I wanted to share a new blog post: 7 Reasons You Shouldn't Miss the Oscars. I thought you might enjoy it, being artists and all. :) Hope you are having a great day.
I just wrote a guided sketchbook called 1001: A Sketch Odyssey It's a thousand and one things to draw, create, illustrate and invent, all designed to enhance your art skills and buid your creativity. I'd love to get your opinion on it.http://www.amazon.com/1001-Sketch-Odyssey-designed-creativity/dp/14...
Yeah Jim, I've been wanting to read that one. I guess I need to go out and buy it. Our local library doesn't have very many current titles.
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