Monthly Archives: May 2011

cool website, cool post

Check this out when you come in out of the sun today, I had to take a break from weeding, overwhelmed by my allergies, so a little surfing and I found this for all of you – enjoy, the sun and the blog! See you all soon 🙂


facebook suggestions

I know some of you etsy, but for those who don’t I am giving you this link to marketing ideas on facebook. While you are there check out the site, it has a lot of cool, cheap , effective marketing ideas.

Also many of you are asking me about resumes, must be all that writing has you in the mood! I am going to recommend the College Art Association’s website for info on resumes, CV’s for teaching and many other tools for presenting yourself in a professional manner. Here’s the link.

I hope everyone who participated had a good weekend at Routes to Art. Please feel free to share your success and any insights you think the group might benefit from here or on the website. I came back from what was a pretty slow traffic weekend really energized and fizzing with ideas for two new pieces of work! Plus all the new names on my mailing list and a sheet full of people interested in taking classes with me. I hope you all got something positive out of it too.

Summer is finally here for me, I teach less and am able to get into the studio to work on big installation pieces. I will also have more time to post on the blog so finger’s crossed for more frequent updates. If there is something you’d like me to cover or research for you, shot me an email, or leave a comment here!


Someone I know just posted a link to this very sage piece of writing, so I am sharing it with you! I know many of you, like me are busy gearing up for Routes to Art this weekend – don’t forget that success is not only sales, but contacts and publicity. Think about how you will measure the success of the event before you head out, 10 new contacts, 10 sales? And after you have tried 100% don’t beat yourself up if you don’t quite make the goals, celebrate your success and then as this author suggests, pick up from there and continue on down your path.

Also a friendly reminder, your artists statement is due to me and Heather by May 27th, and we are available to offer editing advice before then! And don’t forget to think about the answers to the goal worksheet (green) I handed you at May’s meeting.

If you have any specific topics you would like Jim to address in June relating to the legal side of art making, get them to us ASAP. No guarantees he will be able to cover them, but we can ask!

I hope you get out and enjoy the sun this weekend. And I hope I will see some of you at Routes to Art.