25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #5

Our stories are already inside us, waiting to come out. All we need is a truly sympathetic listener who will allow that to happen. Fifth in a series of how to use that 25 Random Things list to write your artist statement. “They have ears, but hear not….” Psalms 115:6 I marvel every day how … Continue reading “25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #5”

25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #4

It’s okay to laugh. It’s okay to make other people laugh. And it’s okay to write an artist statement about art-that-makes-us-laugh, too. Many people have left comments or emailed me with concerns about my artist statement series. They say they don’t make “heavy” or “serious” art. They make art that is funny, or cute, or … Continue reading “25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #4”

25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #3

Continuing with my mini-series about how to use Facebook’s “25 Random Things About Me” to write promotional materials. The next question is from an artist who wrote: “Hi Luann, I was intrigued by your letter today in the FAS newsletter. I just joined Facebook to find out more about the “list” of 25 things about … Continue reading “25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #3”

25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #2

Why you need to jazz up that “perfectly good” artist statement of yours. You say you have a perfectly good artist statement, thank you very much, and you’ve written it the way everybody else is writing theirs, so what’s wrong with your artist statement anyway? Or you don’t know where to start, so do I … Continue reading “25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #2”

25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #1

My article about using Facebook’s “25 Random Things About Me” exercise to create an artist statement appeared in the FineArtViews newsletter this week. People are asking me exactly how to do that–turn that list into their statement. Should they just make 25 Random Things into their artist statement?? Well, you could, but I didn’t mean … Continue reading “25 RANDOM THINGS: Action Steps for Your Artist Statement #1”

25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT YOU: How to Write a Better Artist Statement

Use a silly little Facebook game to put more passion in your artist statement. An article in our local newspaper discussed the current Facebook phenomenon, “25 Random Things About Me”. Apparently, it’s the most popular Facebook “Notes” feature of all time. Why?? The article suggests it proves that we all love to talk about ourselves, … Continue reading “25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT YOU: How to Write a Better Artist Statement”

NEWSLETTERS 101: #5 What Is the Story Only YOU Can Tell?

Yep, I’m a little obsessed with my horses. Because they represent the start–and heart–of everything I am today. NEWSLETTERS 101: #5 What Is the Story Only YOU Can Tell? Apologies, I just realized I forgot to republish this article here on my blog! This is part of my series “NEWSLETTERS 101” and this one is … Continue reading “NEWSLETTERS 101: #5 What Is the Story Only YOU Can Tell?”

TOY STORIES

Back in 2009, 25 Random Things About Me was the big thing on Facebook. I actually wrote a series of articles on how to use this idea to write a great artist statement. I don’t remember what my 25 Random Things were. But today I add one more. It’s about my toy stories. I make … Continue reading “TOY STORIES”

ALL THIS SOCIAL MEDIA and Still Nobody’s Asking Me to Dance

Why it’s okay if you aren’t Twittering/Facebooking/meta tagging/Stumbling/LinkedIn or otherwise filling your social media dance card this week. A quick sidestep from social media (Facebook 25 Random Things topic) to social media in general. Sometimes I beat myself up that I’ve been slow to use social media to promote my art. Other times I’m glad … Continue reading “ALL THIS SOCIAL MEDIA and Still Nobody’s Asking Me to Dance”

MY ART IS WHO I AM: Another Lesson From Hospice

Every hospice experience teaches me something. And my latest hospice client has already taught me something big. The first client visit can be tricky. Each situation is very different, and I never know what to expect. So I come prepared for almost anything. My visiting bag usually holds several books. One is something for me … Continue reading “MY ART IS WHO I AM: Another Lesson From Hospice”