Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Luann Udell discusses the benefits of doing art from the heart

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #2 Do What You Love!

When we do the work of our heart, it’s easier to get to the studio! [...]

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Luann Udell shares tips on how tiny actions can lead to big accomplishments

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #1: Put on Your Gym Shoes!

Micro-steps are TINY actions that can help us overcome BIG mental obstacles. [...]

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ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS FOR ARTISTS

Nobody here but us unorganized procrastinators! [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's inspiring words.

LIFE, DEATH, FAME, FORTUNE, AND ART: What's In It For YOU?

It’s the little things that matter, and the story. [...]

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Luann Udell shares ideas for finding your tribe.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #11 : Find Your Peeps!

Ideas for ways to find your tribe. [...]

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Luann Udell shares tips & highlights on how to make these "meetings" your own.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS: #10 Make It Your Own!

Take advantage of new options for your meet-ups. [...]

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Luann Udell shares the last question in the series "The Four Questions"

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #9: "What Support Do You Need?"

Go ahead, ask for help. It’s what tribes are for! [...]

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Luann Udell shares how to use rejection to move forward

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #8: Where Does It Get Hard?

Often our biggest obstacle in our art biz and life is….ourselves! [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how one step can get you one step closer to your art journey

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #7: What Is Your Next Step?

Trite, but true: Every journey begins with a single step. [...]

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"It's not about what it is, it's about what it can become." (From The Lorax.)

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #6: The First Question: “What is your greatest vision for your art?”

Protect your creative vision, your dreams. Protect your creative space. USE this particular sacred, creative, protected space to grow, as an artist. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's next topic "Rules" in her series, "The Four Questions".

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #5: The Rules

Take the opportunity to learn from someone else’s experience, their assumptions, and their mistakes--and discover their insights and solutions! [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's next topic "Roles" in her series, "The Four Questions".

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #4: The Roles

The greatest gift you can give a woman is to LISTEN to her! [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's discussion on the power of affirmations, the next post in her series "The Four Questions"

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #3: The Power of Affirmations

You get to choose who you are in the world. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's continued discussion on the importance of an art group.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #2 Why This Group?

Socializing is good, it’s good to be social! But not all social, all the time. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the importance of having an "art group" and how it can help you grow creatively.

THE FOUR QUESTIONS #1 Create Your Artist Support Group

When your peeps have your back, it's easier to move forward. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the importance of finding your a sacred creative space.

On Sacred Ground

Where are YOUR sacred creative spaces? [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the effects money can have on your business decisions.

Too Much Money

Don’t let a lack of big bucks keep you from the small, daily steps we all need to make, to move our art further out into the world. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's last installment in her series "Thin Secret for Success"

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 13 Thin people do what works

All you're ultimately left with is the path you've chosen, and the story you tell about it. We can’t choose whether it will bring us fame, or wealth, or self-worth. Only time and history can do that. But we can choose what role it will play in our life. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how "When times change, we can choose to change, too."

THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 12 Thin people practice early intervention.

When things change, and the old ways aren't working, moaning and complaining about it doesn’t help. It won’t change anything. The only thing you can change is…well, YOU. You can change your outlook, your goals, your process, your path. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 11: Thin People Favor Bulky Foods

Make your efforts work twice as hard for your art biz! [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 10: Don't Skip Breakfast!

Whether we do that with the things we make, the people we meet, or simply by being a happier person, that contribution is significant. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 9 Limit Your Options, Part Deux

It’s okay to do the experiment, to try new options and ideas. But we run the risk of losing our center when we try to chase something that’s not in us, to begin with. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 9: "Too. Many. Notes."

When you try to do everything, nothing gets done. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 8 and 8 1/2: Thin people watch portion sizes

Take lots of little steps forward, and choose your big ones with care! [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 7 Thin People Weigh Themselves.

Remember: The work that refreshes your spirit, restores you to yourself so you can do other, perhaps higher-paying work, is just as important as making a living with art. There is no right or wrong way to balance art, income, and life—only what works for you. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS #6: Thin people enjoy their food. *

It's that delicate balance of feeding all sides of your business that creates success. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 5: Thin people don't sit still.

Success is in sharing that knowledge, that insight, that spiritual growth, your art, the work of your heart, with the world. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part Two: Where (Besides Colorado) Is Your Happy Place?

The world is a big place, and there is a place for you in it, somewhere. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 4 Part One: Where Is Your Happy Place?

Another way artists can self-select for success is to try professional strategies that work for THEM that might not work for other artists--and vice versa. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 3 Thin People Don't Skip Meals

Fill yourself with affirmations and resolutions. Nourish yourself with the knowledge that the world needs your art. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS No. 2 Thin People Have Thin Parents

Successful artists surround themselves with a “family” of people who believe in what they do. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS no. 1: Put Yourself First

Knowing when—and how—to say “no”, may be the biggest ‘secret’ to creating success for yourself with your art. [...]

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THIN SECRETS FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL: A Series of Small Strategies to Help You Get Big(ger)(ish)

One thing that helps you achieve success is getting better at what you do. ​ [...]

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SELLING YOUR WORK: What’s the Best Way to Sell?

But in the end, it’s what works best for YOU. It’s what you have time for, and what you are willing to make time for. It’s what platforms have proved successful for YOU. It’s what works for you, and what’s not working for you. [...]

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THIS IS MY STORY And I’m Sticking to It!

I realized the power of my choice was, I can decide the story I tell. [...]

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FLIP A COIN: How to Make Your New Year's Resolution Actually Work for You

Although it looks good on paper, letting someone else decide for us is definitely not appealing. [...]

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GETTING YOUR STORY OUT THERE: Read All About It!

So embrace this basic premise, that it’s up to us, as artists, to make sure our stories get out into the world. [...]

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LESSONS FROM THE GYM: Those Who Teach, DO.

We truly live in an age where the old “Those who can’t do, teach” maxim has been flipped on its head. Now we can truly say, “Those who teach, DO.” [...]

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25 Random Things About Me (And You!) Revisited

Some of the very things you take for granted are AMAZING to other people. [...]

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The Most Important W Of All Part Two: Getting to the Heart of Your Art

Be relentless in your search for your truth. [...]

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