Recently on one of my selling venues I have noticed a lot of discontentment in regards to finding a spot on the selling list. Constant complaints of too many artists...not enough customers....no one can find us.... too much "bad art" (this one has heavy eye rolling) Also...not directed at anyone in particular....here is a suggestion..how about change your attitude. Like attracts like, if your not familiar with this saying it means what you think about, you create in your life. Its simple science really, if you constantly tell yourself the market is saturated, you cant sell with so many artists, no one can find me...negative...negative..etc.etc..etc then that is what you create for yourself..how can it be any different. You know what your good at, your work is good, bad, ugly or beautiful. But its yours.. own it! There are millions of people on the planet, find the ones that love your work and will buy it. Have your own website and list on market places, galleries, write on blogs, your blog and other peoples. Create links and let people know why it is better to buy from you. Tell stories with your art, let your customers into your world. Are you funny, make them laugh. Are you a romantic, make them swoon. Are you a dreamer, let them dream with you. Best advice..Fall in love with your work and then everyone else will! How do I know this because it worked for me and I wrote a book about it.(soon to be released..insert very happy face).
When I started out... no one helped me and I mean no one. It was a sharp learning curve but I found a way and in my book I will show you the path that I took and I am still on.. walk with me a little while.. I invite you to share my journey and discover how easy, fun and rewarding it can be with just a few changes.
With much Gratitude
Artist..Painter.. Writer.. Photographer...Dreamer.. not necessarily in that order