01/22/2006: "Art Calendar"
I mentioned awhile ago how I had ordered a bunch or art business related books as well as a subscription to Art Calendar magazine. I've been getting it for about 4 months now and I have to say, I love it. I mean, I've seen it around for awhile but was never interested because I always thought the cover art sucked but the advice in it is great if you are trying to make a living with your art, or you'd like to try and make a living at it someday.
This month has articles on self promotion, how to overcome shyness, art law, what's selling, and a list of hundreds of current art related opportunities etc. I updated my About Me page because of the promo article I read in it. I added photos (including 2 of me I took with a self-timer, I look like a total goober!) plus an old artist statement since I didn't have one on my site before.
What else? Oh, for any artists with TIVO out there...you can do keyword searches for setting up "wish lists"... I set up a wish list for "artist" and it's finding all kinds of interesting shows and movies that I never would have heard of before.
I've started two new paintings this weekend and they're going ok. I've decided to turn on the furnace on the weekend since I'm home all day and I'm getting really tired of being cold all the time. Everytime it kicks on I feel guilty...oh, but the sweet sweet heat!