Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


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, itís 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

Donít 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 canít 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 doesnít help. It wonít change anything. The only thing you can change isÖwell, 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

Itís 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 thatís 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 lifeóonly 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 ďfamilyĒ of people who believe in what they do. [...]

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THIN SECRET FOR SUCCESS no. 1: Put Yourself First

Knowing whenóand howóto say ďnoĒ, may be the biggest Ďsecretí 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: Whatís the Best Way to Sell?

But in the end, itís what works best for YOU. Itís what you have time for, and what you are willing to make time for. Itís what platforms have proved successful for YOU. Itís what works for you, and whatís not working for you. [...]

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THIS IS MY STORY And Iím 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 itís 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 ďThose who canít do, teachĒ maxim has been flipped on its head. Now we can truly say, ďThose who teach, DO.Ē [...]

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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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The Most Important W Of All

We actually already know how to write a press release. It was drilled into us early on: The five Wís ďwho-what-when-where-why: and sometimes ďhowĒ. [...]

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THE ART OF MARKETING Part 3: People Here Donít Appreciate Art

It took you some time to learn your craft. You didnít give up when it got hard, did you? You persevered, because it mattered to you. Donít give up on your audience, either! Give them time, give them lots of opportunities to see you and your work, a chance to know your heart. You wonít be disappointed. [...]

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THE ART OF MARKETING Part 2: The Good Old Days, part II

The internet, and social media, make this all so much easier. Embrace it! Now you have a choice! [...]

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THE ART OF MARKETING Part 2: The Good Old Days

The best thing about using social media for marketing? Itís a heckuva lot cheaper, and takes a lot less time. [...]

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The Art Of Marketing, Part 1: IFF (IF and ONLY IF)

Itís not an either/or choice. Itís a bunch of streams that make a river. [...]

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Instantly Instagram

Finally, social media you can have fun with! [...]

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LESSONS FROM THE FIRE: "Safe" Is Relative

The message is loud and clear: Our creative work, the work of our heart, matters. Our art heals ourselves, gets us to our best place in the world. In our ART, we are safe. [...]

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FIRE SEASON

Iím thinking as artists, we carry our possessions, our wealth, inside us. We carry the eye that sees what so many donítóthe unexpected beauty thatís often overlooked. We carry the skill to capture it, and share it with the world. [...]

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EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS: Keeping Score

Take each day one-at-a-time to create big changes [...]

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Trust Your Process

We all have a process that works for us. The trick is to TRUST IT. [...]

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LESSONS FROM MY PETS: Nick the Problem Dog

When we are encouraged at asking for what we want, we get better at it. And we get better at knowing what we really want. We get better at knowing if we get it, too. [...]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! My birthday wish for you.

Only by facing our fears can we realize some triumph over them. [...]

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HATERS GONNA HATE: The Unhappy BAD Baby in Action.

A problem shopper is a problem for EVERYBODY. And it isnít about you. [...]

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