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Love What You Do

I am doing what I love, I get to make people happy and I make a good living. I am in control of my business on the creative level and how it is marketed.

There are so many things you can do as an artist. The fields are endless. The consensus is artist starve. I think if you believe that, you haven’t talk to a lot artist. Most of the ones I know are quite comfortable.

Facts are there are more and more and more opportunities for artist than there was 30 years ago. Graphic artist can take art to higher levels thanks to technology. There are jobs at every level in the entertainment field as well. Fine artist like myself have the means to get our work out to so many people now.

Getting to share my work and knowledge is a gift. I will not overlook the importance of what I do. I love to draw and paint. I love to learn and this computer is a great tool for me to get my work seen. Learning how to post my work so you can see it is my main focus. I do however want control over my website.

If you’re working towards a career in art the choice is yours. What type of art do you want to do? Once you figure that out the next step is to master skills that will support your decision. Just remember how far you take your art is up to you.

There are things you must identify in yourself before you make your decision. Can you work independently? Do you practice a disciplined life style? Is the field you want to get into going to support you and the life style you want to live? Finally what are you willing to do to make this happen?

One percent of artist start out with a natural gift, they already have the ability to observer and record what they see on paper. Ninety percent of creative minds have to teach their brain to look past the obvious so we can record what is important.

So you have decided to become an artist. From this point on you must learn everything you can about the direction you want to take this. Learning the basics and move up from there. Everything is relevant to achieving your place in the world of art.  They say if you do what you love you never feel like you’re working. This is so true, I do what I love and I am learning something new every day to support my choice to live as a fine artist.

Here are some careers that support artist:

  • Graphic designer
  •  TV Graphics
  • Fashion designer
  • Photographer
  • Special effects artist
  • Animator
  • Web designer
  • Font designer
  • Sculptor
  • Textile artist
  • Painter /Artist
  • Ceramic artist
  • Printmaker
  • Furniture designer
  • Landscape designer
  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Art critic Film critic
  • Art historian
  • Book illustrator
  • Comic book artist
  • Medical illustrator
  • News photographer
  • Arts editor
  • Cartoonist
  • Greeting card designer
  • Advertising designer
  • Baker/culinary artist
  • Tattoo artist
  • Sign maker
  • Jeweler
  • T-shirt designer
  • Stained-glass artist
  • Mosaic artist
  • Police sketch artist

As you can see there are so many ways you can express yourself as an artist and make a great living at it. I chose to stay at home and work as a fine artist. So marketing my work is a part of my business. This is my career and showing my art work on the internet is taking my art business to a whole new level.

 

Marketing a Bold Move

Marketing is an easy way to spend a lot of your money quick and easy. Partnering with companies to advertise their product is a great way to make money. Why not use your experience and knowledge to market yourself.

Face it if you don’t want to work hard, starting a business may not be your best bet. I don’t consider any money I spent as a loss. I learned so much from everyone I worked with. As a marketer you are constantly learning. I think my thirst for the knowledge on how marketing on the net works was more important than the money I spend.

I have been running more than one business of my own since the nineties. I have been marketing myself for as long as I can remember. I am an artist. I am interested on selling my work or product to people via the internet. I tried on line galleries and decided that I wanted to have a site that would feature my work 100% of the time.

Do to some unfortunate events I found myself getting away from what I loved to do. Art is what I love spending my time on. I thought I could do more and found out that there were too many things to juggle. I spent less time on what I wanted to do. My intent was to gain knowledge to promote myself on line as an artist.

I found so many different great experts that it was hard for me to keep up. So when I found a good fit I stuck with it. I soaked up as much information as I could for as long as I could. I know that the value was in the actions not only the details. So many companies have great products too and I still use many of them today.

A life threatening event changed everything for me. I now concentrating on my art and my family more than anything I want to share my work with you. Spending more time with the ones I love is the best part of my life. The marketing is the easy part. Now making a move to concentrate on this business is a bold move I won’t have to travel unless I want to and I will be taking my family and friends with me when I go.

I am filled with gratitude to Mike, Jonathan, Jimmy and Brian just to name a few of my mentors for teaching me sometimes it takes a bold move to find your real path.

What Affect Do Your Words Have On Your Mind Set?

I started this day with a teaching on self-control, practicing disciple in your thoughts and words. I know how powerful words are especially in any relationship. As a business owner you may need this teaching as much as I did. As my business grows so does my accountability that’s because we are all teachers by example. My true self is my thoughts and my words. When a person tells them self that their thoughts and words are not important, they are telling their self that they are not important.

As children we knew only the world around our parent. Emotional we need acceptance by the people we know, depend on and respect. We think the way our parents think, it is what we know until we meet other people outside our family unit. They tell us day in and day out how to think. They transfer their thoughts on to us with their words. When you speak or are spoken to in a negative way you will continue to think that way. You are the only one that can change your mind. That will happen as you take control of our thoughts.

If you don’t think you have negative thoughts then don’t waste your time reading this article. You can talk until your blue in the face, but until you listen to yourself you will not hold yourself accountable for your words. Talking out loud to yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do. You may find that you are not listening to the words that come out of your mouth. How many times a day do you hear yourself saying something negative? Are the words coming from your thought or someone else’s? You are on a path that exercises self-control, so fill your words with positive messages and repeat them every day. Your mind will start to change as it absorbs these positive messages.

Now what does that have to do with business you may ask? Well when we think about the words we speak and the words that are spoken to us and around us we can see their power. Negative words and thoughts affect how we see ourselves and others. Part of having a positive character is self-respect and disciple. You will not change your life or your business if you listen to others spew negative words and thoughts day in and day out. Be the positive voice in your head.

Growing as person is a journey. Changes will take place as you practice self-control. It is life changing when you look back and see how words affect how you think. Positive thoughts replace negative ones. We don’t listen to others when they are gossiping or speaking negative word because we are busy working on not being like that person. We drop our attitude so that our minds can think freely about forming an opinion based on facts. As you become less absorbs in how things affect you, focus on your thoughts, how will my words affect people when they are around me. Warning! When you have freedom of thought you may start repelling negative people, because you will not feed in to their mind-set.

No one I do business with wants to be around a complaining business person. They don’t have time for your lack of respect for them or yourself. They want to hear what you are going to bring to the table as your relationship grows. A positive person will look for solutions and collaboration. A disciple person thinks before they speak knowing that their words have power.

The things you say to yourself, you will live. Are you a wonderful person with some bad habits? We all need to listen to the words that come out of our mouth.

  • Be too busy working on yourself to care about what others say.
  • I don’t care who is do what with whom, because I don’t have time for gossip.
  • I holding myself accountable for my thought.
  • I have enough to work on in my life. I am a work in progress.
  • I will not point my finger at someone and speak negative words.
  • I am too busy walking in my shoes to care who is walking in someone else’s shoes?
  • I refuse to deceive myself by thinking that I can pass on this teaching without working on it myself.
  • I can see my true self by listen to the words I speak.
  • I teach by living as an example that others.

I will tell myself everyday that I am free and able to listen to the words that come out of my mouth. Replacing bad habits for good ones is just another way that we prepare our self to step in to our role as a creditable person. People who are in business are there because they are different and they embrace it. They enjoy thinking outside of the box and like to give back. They enjoy problem solving and are constantly improving on themselves, only looking back to see how far they have come. A person is only truly free if he uses his mind and doesn’t let emotion control of the words that come out of his mouth. The things you tell yourself is what you live.