Mind Shifts for Artists Pt. 1: Your Art Doesn’t Speak for Itself
Visual art is a powerful vehicle for communication. Your creations capture your interests, passion, and creativity. They show your talent, skill, and big ideas. The visual can express emotions and sensory experiences that are impossible to translate into words!
All that being said, the mind shift I’d like you to entertain this week is that your art doesn’t really speak for itself. At least, it doesn’t speak clearly or loudly enough to make others want to invest in it through either grants or sales.
Introducing the Artists' "Mind Shift" Series
Goal Setting for Artists Part 5: Dealing with Setbacks
Even if you’ve set the perfect goal and formulated the perfect plan for how to achieve it, there are bound to be setbacks.The key to getting back on the wagon is understanding why you’ve fallen off. Then you can decide whether you need to change your mindset, adjust your goal, or just enjoy a break.
In this post, I list my top 4 strategies for getting back on track when I feel myself going off course.
Goal Setting for Artists Part 4: How to Spend More Time in the Studio (Case Study)
In my experience, the most common goal that artists have is some version of “I want to spend more time in the studio.” This trend makes a lot of sense because, as I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, there are a lot of components to a successful career as an artist.
Competing demands aside, successful artists make time to make art.
Goal Setting for Artists Part 3: Take Control of Your Goals
In this post, I encourage you to focus on aspects of your goals that you can actually control and then take the actions required for success. To do this, we’ll tune into what Sean Covey calls “lead measures” in his famous book The 4 Disciplines of Execution.
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Goal Setting For Artists: Part 2 (SMART-IST Goals)
One of the best-known goal setting strategies out there is known by the acronym S-M-A-R-T (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound).
In this post, I’ve updated the classic formula specifically for artists. Instead of SMART goals, I give you SMART-IST goals!
Goal Setting for Artists: Part 1
Your New Year’s Resolution doesn’t have to be about going to the gym. This year, focus on what you really want to achieve and take some time to set goals that focus on your artistic practice or art business.