MORE ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE: Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow

Today, a story for you about a time when an opportunity didn’t feel right – until it did. MORE ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE: Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow 8/11/2020 8:32:20 AM by Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, … Continue reading “MORE ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE: Not Today, Maybe Tomorrow”

ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE Part 4: Take Good Notes!

My latest Fine Art Views column, continuing a series on getting advice…. by Luann Udell Take good notes when you’re getting advice – even bad advice! Remember the only good thing I got from the fine craft “consultant”? I found that in my notes later. All I could remember from the session was bad stuff, … Continue reading “ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE Part 4: Take Good Notes!”

ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE, Part 3

Don’t make a half-hearted effort and quit halfway through. Don’t slink away with your crazy horse and sigh, “Well, I tried.” Give it your full attention, your highest intention, and your best shot. Give your art the opportunity it–and you–truly deserve. […] Read my whole article, published at Fine Art Views, a marketing newsletter for … Continue reading “ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE, Part 3”

ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE, Part 2

My article, second in a series of three, appeared on the Fine Art Views marketing blog on February 13. You can read the entire article here. Continuing my last column on how—and how not to– get good advice. 4) There’s no such thing as a sure thing. (AKA There’s no one thing that will make … Continue reading “ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE, Part 2”

ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE Part 1

Advice on Getting Advice Part 1 by Luann Udell The person who asks you NOTHING about your work, your goals, your needs, will probably not give you advice worth listening to. […] Read the rest of this article at: Fine Art Views ———————————————- This excerpt appears courtesy of FineArtViews Art Marketing Newsletter by FASO, a … Continue reading “ADVICE ON GETTING ADVICE Part 1”

ON GIVING AND GETTING ADVICE: Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For… 12/3/2019 by Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote a column … Continue reading “ON GIVING AND GETTING ADVICE: Be Careful What You Wish For”

LEARNING TO SEE #15: Not All Advice Is Equal

LEARNING TO SEE #15: Not All Advice Is Equal And even bad advice can help us move forward! (6 minute read) Last week, I signed up for my very first Art Marketing Program (AMP) webinar, hosted by FASO’s marketing guy, Dave Geada. These sessions are long, which makes it hard to fit into my work … Continue reading “LEARNING TO SEE #15: Not All Advice Is Equal”

THE DOCTOR IS IN: A Prescription For Getting Unstuck

2/2/2019 by Luann Udell 13 Comments Topics: advice for artists | art appreciation | creativity | FineArtViews | inspiration | Luann Udell | originality This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten years, Luann also wrote … Continue reading “THE DOCTOR IS IN: A Prescription For Getting Unstuck”

THE REALLY GREAT SHOW THAT WASN’T: Thoughts on Getting Over It and Moving On

My biggest local show to date was last weekend. I’m still recovering. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. I set up my very professional-looking booth. Those of you who read my sad tale of woe about my pedestal base covers can see that, by staying organized and clean, the lack of covers was not an issue. very professional-looking … Continue reading “THE REALLY GREAT SHOW THAT WASN’T: Thoughts on Getting Over It and Moving On”

THE BEST ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

I found this essay by Paul Graham today–advice for young people in high school, leaving high school, getting ready (or not) for college, and actually, for anyone else, too. And it is exactly what I wish I’d known in high school. And college. And the first 30 or 40 years of my life. (I finally … Continue reading “THE BEST ADVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE”

GETTING PAID–Make Sure You Do!

We interrupt our normally-scheduled series on cleaning your studio for this public service announcement. (Oh, I’ve always wanted to say that!) I wrote a long post on a wholesale crafts forum, and realized it’s good advice for anyone wholesaling their art in these hard times. (This advice can apply to retail sales, too.) Sorry this … Continue reading “GETTING PAID–Make Sure You Do!”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #6: Bear Baiters and Goat Getters

Sixth in a series of people you want to move out of your booth at a craft show or art fair. There is a reprehensible sport from ancient times known as bear baiting. Bears and other wild animals were teased and provoked into attacking and fighting other animals, for the enjoyment of spectators. It’s hard … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #6: Bear Baiters and Goat Getters”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #1: The “Free Milk” People

We spend so much time and energy trying to get people into our booth at a craft show, it seems totally counter-intuitive to think about how to get someone out. Sad to say, there are such times–and such people. Sometimes you just have to pull the plug on someone who has overstayed their visit. The … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #1: The “Free Milk” People”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH

Yes, you read that right. Usually we’re trying to get people into our booth so we can sell them our work. But sometimes it’s just as important to get them out of there, too. I was inspired by Donald Clark’s new column in The Crafts Report called “Just Ask”. Donald is a co-owner of Ferrin … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH”

GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY

We all know what we want and where we want to go in life. And we all work hard to get there. Right? Sometimes I’m not so sure. The older I get, the more I notice how often people get in the way of their own success. People say they want one thing, but seem … Continue reading “GETTING IN YOUR OWN WAY”

COPING WITH COPYCATS: Getting Past the Fear of Being Copied

It’s ultimately better (for YOU) to get out there and make MORE art than to protect what you’ve got. An artist on a crafts forum posted about someone finding a protected image file on her website. The person had left a cryptic message on her guest book: “Thanks”. The artist is in a panic about … Continue reading “COPING WITH COPYCATS: Getting Past the Fear of Being Copied”

DREAMERS AND MUSIC-MAKERS

Sometimes I surprise myself. When I wrote “Art for Money, Money for Art”, I was solidly grounded in my story, my artwork. But the world sure wasn’t. Ever since I’d started my professional art career, it seemed like every day, the news was full of something dire. It began with 9/11 and marched through invading … Continue reading “DREAMERS AND MUSIC-MAKERS”

NEWLETTERS 101: #1 Tips and Tricks to Help You Connect

Oops! Forgot to publish this last Tuesday. So now you’ll get TWO articles on writing email newsletters this week! Because tomorrow is my NEXT Fine Art Views post….. NEWLETTERS 101: #1 Tips and Tricks to Help You Connect (6 minute read) Someone wrote back to me today, telling me how much they enjoyed my email … Continue reading “NEWLETTERS 101: #1 Tips and Tricks to Help You Connect”

WAYBACK SATURDAY….er, Sunday. FEAR AND ART

This post first appeared on my now-defunct Radio Userland platform on Friday, March 21, 2003. At first, I thought “What war??” Then I realized a lot was going on since 9/11. Sound familiar? Other odd coincidences: I just finished reading The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker again, before I even found this article. … Continue reading “WAYBACK SATURDAY….er, Sunday. FEAR AND ART”

AMPING UP YOUR ART MARKETING: Baby Steps!

AMPING UP YOUR ART MARKETING: Baby Steps! Backwards and baby steps can help us move forward in everything. Last week, I raved about the powerful insights I’ve gained already from watching just two AMP webinars (Art Marketing Playbook), a series created by FASO’s marketing guru, Dave Geada of Big Purple Fish.. Great marketing insights often … Continue reading “AMPING UP YOUR ART MARKETING: Baby Steps!”