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Forum Friday: Discussions from the BrushBuzz art forum 6-08-12

This article points to recent questions asked on the BrushBuzz Art Forum.


Some recent questions / discussions from the BrushBuzz Art Forum:

1.) How much bank debt (if any) should an artist take on for business reasons? (Read more about this question by clicking here)

Artist Warren Peterson replied to this question, stating, "Companies large and small use debt to finance their business operations all the time, from major building construction to small business inventory float. Why shouldn't artists?" Artist Jana Botkin offered her two cents of debt-free advice, stating, "There are enough risks in an art business without adding the risk (and stress!) of debt.". Artist Stevie Denny added, "As an artist and a retired banker, my advice is that whatever you do, make sure you live within your means.".

2.) With art marketing / social networking in mind -- is this a desperate cry for art validation? (Read more about this question by clicking here)

Artist Knud Ole offered his thoughts, stating, "I don't think informing people that an artwork was sold is necessarily bad or desperate, but can be an effective way of marketing.". Artist Gayle Faucette Wisbon offered her thoughts, stating, "Since the goal of many artists is to sell, I think announcing a sale on Facebook is more a sign of success and a desire to share that good news with people who support you.". Artist Jackie Jackson had a different take on the question, stating, "Social media is about adding value. Telling people that you've just made a sale adds no value to their lives at all. Telling them about an interesting forthcoming event does.".

3.) How often do you blog about your art? (Read more about this question by clicking here.)

Artist Kim VanDerHoek offered her thoughts, stating, "I post to my blog at least every two weeks and I try for once a week. Mostly, I write about my art and every so often I will write about a business related topic.". Artist Carolyn Hancock offered her two cents, stating, "FASO has made blogging so easy, including its linking into FaceBook, that I write several times a month, almost always when I can feature a new artwork.".

Do you have a question or discussion-starter that you would like to address to the BrushBuzz / FASO community? If so, visit the art forum. You can also receive links to BrushBuzz art forum discussions throughout the week by signing up for the BrushBuzz Daily Top 10 Newsletter.

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