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Luann Udell shares important tips on how to stay in touch with your art collectors

STAY IN TOUCH: Newsletter Tips for Artists

Our email newsletter is how our audience gets to know us. [...]

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Luann Udell shares important tips for your next art show

It's The Little Things That Count

Trust me--it’s those little things that help your art biz grow big! [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's next tip: "Make Do With What You Have" in her Exercise for Success series

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #12: Make Do With What You Have (Til You Know Your Real Next Step)

If you’re determined invest in those high-tech karate/biking/sports shoes, knowing they will make a difference... Make sure they’re the right size. And the right fit. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's discussion on finding "the right shoes" for the RIGHT next step.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #11: Wear the Right Shoes.

But....if constant “playing around” is getting in the way of something else you want....If you want to be considered as more than a hobbyist, you must rise above your tools and techniques--and become a master of the medium itself. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses when to push yourself a bit and when to take a break in your art

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #10: Vary the Intensity.

Know when to push through, and when to take a break! [...]

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EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #9: Stretch!

Strength needs stretch to reach maximum potential. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the importance of support.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #8: Get the right support.

Find ways to “hold it together” during the hard times and the slow times. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses the importance of flexing your creative muscle

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #7 Work (gently) through your setbacks.

Not all of us will be world-class artists, or hugely successful artists, or even very good artists. But if you love it, and it's important to you, you must find a way to keep doing it... It's as important to your creative nature as moving is to our physical bodies. [...]

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Don't miss Luann Udell's inspiring words on celebrating how far we've come.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #6 Measure your progress. And celebrate your milestones.

If we only look at how far we have to go, we forget to celebrate how far we've come. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how to "keep your eye on the prize"

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #5 Eyes on the Prize!

Art is truly the gift that keeps on giving.... If it speaks to someone else, if it inspires THEM to do the work of THEIR heart, if it lifts THEIR heart and heals THEM, the circle keeps on growing. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how we must nourish our artistic nature regularly

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #4

Our artistic nature is like a muscle. It needs to be exercised regularly, too. [...]

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Luann Udell discusses how getting to the studio--is half the battle.

EXERCISE FOR SUCCESS Tip #3: You have to do it even when you don't feel like it.

Getting to the gym—or the studio—is half the battle. Have your winning arguments ready! [...]

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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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