With the fall show season in full swing, I thought these tips would serve as a good reminder to all of you who do shows. This infographic with tips on how to do a weekend show without hurting your back is brought to you by Manago Chiropractic.
I first saw this video about eight or nine years ago. The story behind it is that Rockwell Industries was doing a video shoot. This guy was one of the crew. While they were testing the cameras and lighting, he put on a lab coat and started talking. This was the result.
Unsplash.com is a great resource for completely free, copyright free high resolution images. And did I mention FREE!
Here's what their website has to say about it:
"All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission."
They post 10 new free photos every 10 days. There is no search capability and no categories. So you just have to start scrolling through to find images that catch your eye. But then, that's half the fun! And there are some really good quality photos there.
You can also subscribe to their email notifications so you know when new images become available.
Hope you enjoy this infographic with ideas on how to respond to that all too common sentence that customers say, "Oh, I just love your work!" My book, "The Shy Artist's Guide to Answering Questions" has dozens more ideas for responses to common questions and comments. If you have trouble talking to your customers, this is the book for you. Go buy it and use it!
Why is it so expensive to have your work in a gallery?
As a former gallery owner, I heard that or similar questions all the time. Why do galleries take 50% of what your work sells for? Wouldn’t I make more money if I just sold it myself? Gee, I should be a gallery owner so I can make a bunch of money!
www.reusableart.com is a great resource of vintage images that are downloadable and copyright free. The site is categorized so it is easy to find one image out of the over 3000 available. If you need reference photos or inspiration, this is a wonderful website.
Like myself, many authors will sell their Kindle ebooks for free for a couple of days as a way to get their sales ranking to go higher. We also hope that the people who got the book will leave a review.
The selection changes every day so you can always find something interesting. If you like to read, this is a great opportunity to score free e-books. Watch the video tutorial to see how it's done.
I had an interesting experience yesterday. I went with my boyfriend’s daughter to help her with wedding gown choices. You see, when I found a few weeks ago that she had gotten engaged, I thought it would be fun to make her dress. (I’m not sure what I’m getting myself into with this project.) So, when I made the offer, I got an immediate positive response. However, if she finds a perfect dress at a store that’s okay too.
I recently started putting out calls for entry. I am doing monthly online themed exhibits. The winner for each month gets to be a featured artist on The Shy Artist website. I've just put up the next two calls for the months of October and November. It's free to enter, so what are you waiting for?!?!?