MEAN PEOPLE SUCK #2a: Professional Jealousy Part Deux

Tatjana – Submitted Aug 31, 2007 I have lost more friends to jealousy than to any other disease. (quote from Robert Genn’s “Painter’s Keys” website Painter’s Keys archives “Evaluating Art” clickbacks.) I came across the quote above while browsing through Robert Genn’s newsletter archives. It was so true, it made me almost cry. There’s something … Continue reading “MEAN PEOPLE SUCK #2a: Professional Jealousy Part Deux”

MEAN PEOPLE SUCK #2: Professional Jealousy

Years ago, I was going through a rough patch with my art career. Other artists were behaving badly. I was dazed and unsure of what was going on. I confided in a friend, who mentioned the matter to her husband, a lawyer. “Be nice to Luann at dinner tonight, dear”, she told him. “She’s had … Continue reading “MEAN PEOPLE SUCK #2: Professional Jealousy”

TEN MYTHS ABOUT ARTISTS #14: Artists Don’t Care What Other People Think

MYTH: Real artists have the courage of their convictions. They don’t care what other people think. REALITY: Oh, it’s sad, but we care very very much what you think! This is a myth that started out as “Real artists are loners”. Well, some are, and some aren’t. It’s that simple. But it quickly got tangled … Continue reading “TEN MYTHS ABOUT ARTISTS #14: Artists Don’t Care What Other People Think”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #7: The Hardest Cut of All

Seventh in a series of getting difficult people out of your booth at a craft show or art fair. I can almost guarantee you this “difficult person” will be the hardest one of all to deal with. If this happens to you, my only consolation is, you are not alone. It will happen after you’ve … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #7: The Hardest Cut of All”

GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #3: It Broke!!

Third in series of how to move certain people out of your booth at a craft show. The next kind of “undesirable person” is actually very a little different. First, because they used to be a highly desirable person–a former customer. Second, because it’s not actually about getting them out of your booth. It’s more … Continue reading “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH #3: It Broke!!”

A HANDY GUIDE TO NIBBLERS: The Fifteen-Minute Read that Can Change Your Life.

4/13/2019 by Luann Udell Comment on this Topics: advice for artists | art and culture | art appreciation | art criticism | artist statement | creativity | FineArtViews | inspiration | 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 … Continue reading “A HANDY GUIDE TO NIBBLERS: The Fifteen-Minute Read that Can Change Your Life.”

NERVOUS NIBBLES and a Very Humble Apology

Sometimes, when praise is due, we nibble instead. DON’T!!! Years ago, a tiny little book, full of cartoons, written by a woman most of us have never heard of, changed my life. The book is called The Nibble Theory and the Kernel of Power: A Book About Leadership, Self-Empowerment, and Personal Growth and you can … Continue reading “NERVOUS NIBBLES and a Very Humble Apology”

MAKING ART FOR ME

There’s more than one way to get your art out into the world. I wrote in my journal this morning, dragging my feet as usual. (I often start out writing “blah blah blah”. No joke.) I was writing–no, complaining–about not being able to hear myself think over the noise of Jon’s radio. Until I realized … Continue reading “MAKING ART FOR ME”

P.S. More on the Shadow Artist Thing

I’ve had a lot of response to my post on shadow artists in my “GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF YOUR BOOTH” series. People keep saying they thought they were the only artists who, as they became successful, found they were losing friends. I wrote an essay about this phenomenon awhile back, called MEAN PEOPLE SUCK #2a: … Continue reading “P.S. More on the Shadow Artist Thing”

GREEN-EYED MONSTER

I haven’t written in a few days. I will now admit why. I have been consumed with jealousy. There. I said it. I’m not proud. But there it is. I’m once again in the middle of scraping out my studio, getting ready for my Open Studio this weekend. I’m on the League of NH Craftsmen’s … Continue reading “GREEN-EYED MONSTER”

LEARNING TO SEE #6: Finding Our (Silent) Voice

Social media can help boost our confidence and marketing skills. (8 minute read) A few weeks ago, in my Fine Art Views column, I mentioned in passing the power of hiring a “sales agent” when we give presentations and/or demonstrations. A commenter on my blog (where I republish my Fine Art Views articles) leaped at … Continue reading “LEARNING TO SEE #6: Finding Our (Silent) Voice”

Random Thoughts Make a Tiny Miracle During Shelter-in-Place

I’ve made more little critters than ever!I’m sharing a tiny gift I’ve found in this hot mess. Bear with me, because it comes from a bunch of random issues, problems, frustrations, idle research on the internet, and resulted in my new-found work enhancer. First: All my life, from the very first 45rpm record I bought … Continue reading “Random Thoughts Make a Tiny Miracle During Shelter-in-Place”

STAY HUNGRY: Sometimes Hunger Is a Good Thing

STAY HUNGRY: Sometimes Hunger Is a Good Thing 3/10/2020 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 … Continue reading “STAY HUNGRY: Sometimes Hunger Is a Good Thing”

GRIEVING

I’m supposed to be writing my next Fine Art Views article, but I got sidelined early. A dear friend posted an article by an author dealing with the devastating loss of their parents. This friend was going through the same experience, and it was hard. Many chimed in with similar sentiments. Then someone read the … Continue reading “GRIEVING”

ANGRY GIRL

Forgiveness is an act of commitment. Forgiveness is psychological, not moral. I’ve just discovered this incredible blog by Nick Wignall. It has already given me clarity on some of my “life issues”, good lessons in this confusing yet beautiful school of life. The most recent one I’ve read is about anger, and consequently, forgiveness, both … Continue reading “ANGRY GIRL”

The Hidden Beauty of Teaching

by Luann Udell 13 Comments Topics: advice for artists | art and society | art appreciation | art education | art groups | creativity | FineArtViews | Instruction | 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 … Continue reading “The Hidden Beauty of Teaching”

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #4: The Roles

Continuing the series about how to create an artist support group, my column today for Fine Art Views:  The Four Questions #4: The Roles The greatest gift you can give a woman is to LISTEN to her! (7 minute read) You’ve picked some peeps, you’ve set a time and date for your first meeting. You introduce … Continue reading “THE FOUR QUESTIONS #4: The Roles”

Horses for Sale

Yesterday I treated myself to a little horse therapy. Gawd, I needed it! I volunteer from time to time at Clarity Performance Horse Training and Sales. Most of the horses are very high-end, and high-performing: Dressage, comptetitions, hunter-jumpers, etc. They are totally out of my league, experience-wise, and totally out of my price range. I … Continue reading “Horses for Sale”

FINDING YOUR TRIBE

Today’s post, Finding Your Tribe, originally appeared on Fine Art Views, a daily art marketing blog for Fine Art Studios Online.   Unfortunately, artists are people, too.  I remember the first time I did a major fine craft show.  It was amazing!  Oh, sure there were the expected (and unexpected) obstacles to overcome. These shows are incredibly expensive to … Continue reading “FINDING YOUR TRIBE”

LEARNING TO FLY Part 3: What Rudyard Kipling Said

Learning to Fly Part 3: What Rudyard Kipling Said by Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for Bold Brush Fine Art Views. 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….” … Continue reading “LEARNING TO FLY Part 3: What Rudyard Kipling Said”