Do you remember your very first painting?
If you could view it now, with your more experienced, more seasoned eyes....you'd probably chuckle at the pathetic little mess. How far you've come! So many mistakes, bad color mixing, the perspective is all wrong.....
A waste of time, money and art supplies, right? Of course not.
The thing is, that first painting taught you something. And the next painting taught you something else. And one-by-one, each painting taught you a little bit. You invested your time and money and purchased yourself an art "education" painting-by-painting, stroke-by-stroke. And today you're a much more accomplished artist because of that.
Here's the lesson: Art marketing is the same way.
You can read this blog, subscribe to FineArtViews
, buy Alyson Stanfield's book, I'd Rather Be in the Studio!
, and spend years digesting and learning art marketing "secrets." But to truly learn, you have to do it
Yes, your first explorations into art marketing are likely, to your future self, going to look like pathetic little messes. That's OK. Each little foray will teach you something, and, someday, before you know it, marketing will be second-nature to you and you'll be a "master."
Software Craftsman and Art Fanatic
PS - This post was inspired by Alyson's recent post Take Action!
. Obviously, I agree with her.