Blog on Art Marketing and Selling Art


Eric Rhoads shares his thoughts on the importance of evolving, learning and making changes.

Perfect and Imperfect Fathers

Life is full of lessons and corrections. Thankfully, we continue to evolve, learn, and make changes. [...]

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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, itís good to be social! But not all social, all the time. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #50

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #49

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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Eric Rhoads shares his belief, that it's never too late to make your dreams come true.

How Dreams Come True

The world has been blessed with amazing things that would not exist had some woman or man allowed their dreams to be prevented by their negative mindset. [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #48

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #47

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Eric Rhoads discusses the importance of down time.

The Magic of Summer

One of the things I love about summer is the release of the brain muscle. Itís tight all year, jammed with projects, workload, and stress, and summer provides a chance to stop squeezing that muscle at that level and allow new ideas to float in at a leisurely pace... Since summer is right around the corner: What will you do? If you learned that this is your last summer, what would you get done that youíve kept putting off? [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #46

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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Lori Woodward's discusses the importance of mastery before marketing.

Just Starting Out? Forget The Business Plan - Develop Your Style

I discovered that developing an elaborate business plan, while it was fun, was also a waste of my time and energy. Why is that?... [...]

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See where Art's adventures take him next...

The Life of Art, Series #45

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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Eric Rhoads discusses facing life's challenges

Temporary Moments of Discomfort

How do you look at lifeís challenges and problems? Do you face your problems with grace, and with a sense that no matter how dark it is, youíll be better off on the other side? [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #44

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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The Life of Art, Series #43

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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When Lightning Strikes

Today is a good time to think about missed -or captured- opportunities, and to plant a seed in your mind to be on the lookout and ready to jump when opportunity strikes. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #42

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Artist Spotlight - Shana Levenson

Keep pushing yourself, keep getting better. Experiment, have fun and donít be afraid of failure. There are no mistakes, there are only lessons. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #41

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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Beating "The System"

Engage your mind and find ways to overcome what others have not figured out. Start by believing that you have what it takes, your own unique ideas and perspective, which no one else on earth has. Use it to your advantage. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #40

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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The Life of Art, Series #39

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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Put The Fire Out

Although I have reached a certain level of proficiency in several of the principles of art, I find myself returning to them over and over. There is always more to learn Ė more work to be done. [...]

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If I Was In Tribe Of Mentors

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are." [...]

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Warm Memories

Letís each go out of our way to create memories, and letís cherish the memories we hold dear. We would all be better off spending more time enjoying those memories. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #38

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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The Tyranny of the Task List

To-do lists are constraints. They are chains. Now, constraints are not always a bad thing. Sometimes we need constraints to achieve positive results. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #37

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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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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Artist Spotlight - Michelle Dunaway

Competent painting to me means good drawing, concise values, clean color and interesting design, my father always told me in all areas of life to think from the end first. In other words, set the goal of what you want to do, your highest aspiration, and then backtrack and figure out the steps to achieve it. [...]

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Listening to the Voices in Your Head

You have unbelievable gifts within you, things you donít even know you have, that have been molded by the experiences in your life. Adversity may have been painful but itís where many of our gifts come from. [...]

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The Life of Art, Series #36

Art, an aspiring fine artist who works full time as a police officer. Art is surrounded by supportive and well-meaning family and friends who don't always get his passion for painting, and he often finds himself in strange situations that make you just want to laugh out loud. [...]

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