TELL ME A STORY: Proximity

Continuing my series for Fine Art Views on using story hooks in your publicity and self-promotion…

I just figured out how to republish my Fine Art Views articles here! Duh…..

Tell Me a Story: Proximity

by Luann Udell

In short, the world is a pretty big place. But it’s still made up of countless communities. These days, our communities are far more than just the people who live near us. Take another look at yours. See if there’s a group who’d love to hear more about what you’re up to. […]

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Tell Me A Story: Proximity

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Author: Luann Udell

I find it just as important to write about my art as to make it. I am fascinated by stories. You can tell when people are speaking their truth--their eyes light up, their voices become strong, their entire body posture becomes powerful and upright. I love it when people get to this place in their work, their relationships, their art. As I work from this powerful place in MY heart, I share this process with others--so they have a strong place to stand, too. Because the world needs our beautiful art. All of it we can make, as fast as we can! Whether it's a bowl, a painting, a song, a garden, a story, if it makes our world a better place, we need to do everything in our power to get it out there.

One thought on “TELL ME A STORY: Proximity”

  1. Luanne, a windfall thrust me into my new community in the boondocks of Washington State. I was given access to the scrap pile of a company that deals in wood items. Wood has a way of having knotholes and colorations and cracks that make it unacceptable to put on shelves sometimes, and this company has quite a nice pile of things that I think are just great– woody, in fact, and beautiful for their flaws. So I have made a little business of reworking, patching, refinishing, or just polishing up these “seconds” and selling them under my own label at a local Farmer’s Market. The thrust into the community was not with my painting. But it gave me a presence here that made quick friends, and great connections. People are always telling me of gatherings, groups, similar artists, and fairs where they think my work would flourish. This is wonderful stuff.

    I have put up a second booth this year, and when it stops raining all the time I shall display some of my small oil paintings, framed, for these folks. We’ll see how that goes. Is there time to do all this? I do have to pick and choose, since I am a one-woman-show.

    I love this article and have saved it in my special Keeper File. Susan


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