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Push Thru, Step Back, How, Why

What do you do? The task is sitting in front of your you know what needs ot be done, but you are tired. You need your rest to prepare for the next day at cubicle world.
Do you push thru?
Do you Step Back?
Or What strategy do you use?
Looking for advice.

Do I Need A Personal Website to Sell Art Online 9 of 30

Keep on being an artist.  For the last two or three days I have been working on portraits, not on blogs or marketing.  At least twice a week I take time to join in  a live drawing session or a get an online critique.  A great online teacher is Johannes Vloothuis at , Johannes has a lot of knowledge, he knows how to teach and gives a great critique.  39 USD for 4 sessions.  It is worth many times that amount.  You have to keep working on your art.

Make sure you stay in touch with your blog and twitter verse at least with short notes and photos of your work in progress.  Give them a reason to keep coming back to your blog

If you care to see what I have been working on in addition to this 30 day challenge,  check out  Please leave a comment.  In the mean while, I do have 30 preloaded images for the 30 day challenge.  So I can easily drop one on the testing blog and get a paypal button and offer another master piece to the fans of my pseudonym.

Do I Need A Personal Website to Sell Art? (2 of 30)

Yesterday, It took about 40 minutes to set up those sites.  That was just login in and securing the same name for all those spaces.  Today is actually a little more time consuming, but necessary.

1. Continue to work on your art.  As you produce get some digital photos or even videos of what you are doing?  They will make great post to the blog or as works in progress on one of the forums.

2.  Write your artist statement and get it posted to all you profiles.  This should be what you are producing, what you will be producing and what you want the viewer to appreciate about your artwork.  It takes time to produce a great artist statement.  And  you should revisit the statement as you are exposed to other artist statement.  Alyson Stanfield offers a great course to help you develop your artist statement.  For now you need to develop an initial and consistent statement to add to all you profiles and also to make as you first blog post.  Some points from Alyson’s Book your statement is about you, your work, where you are heading.  She also points out that this is not a biography.  There are some other great gems in her  book I’d Rather Be in the Studio!

3. Gather your body of work get some great high quality pictures of your pictures. Post them to your flickr account.  See my post on Is Flickr A Social Media Site? Start cataloging you work on Flickr  at least one good description done on the work you plan on posting to your blog first.  Work on the other pieces as much as you can.

You are an artist, this is your work.

Leave comments if you agree, disagree, have a question, or something to add.

Take Good Care of Yourself,


Studio 2nd Street’s Open Figurative Workshop Encinitas, CA

I know this is not for everyone, but if you are interested and the location works for you. I will be there for the next 4 Thurdsays. If you are inclined, say hi. We could even meet for coffee before the workshop if you like. It is a long pose meaning the same pose for two weeks (6 + hours).

Check out Studio 2nd Street’s Open Figurative Workshop Uninstructed Life Drawing/Painting Thursday Nights 7:30 – 10:30pm

Long Posed, Live Model, Dressed in Costume. $15 Each Thursday or $50 for 4 Thursdays
Thursday Nights 7:30 – 10:30pm

Studio 2nd Street is located just a
couple of blocks from the beach at
528 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Get there early and treat your self to something from Anthony’s . I will be there tonight, if you can make it make sure you say Hi.

Jeremy McKay
Visionary Simple Art Marketing

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