Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.
How to Strategically Price Your Art for Growth
The thought of attaching a price to your artistic vision can bring on a case of the hives for even the most experienced artist. It can feel like a soul-sucking contradiction. On the one hand, art that is a true expression of the self is a priceless commodity. On the other hand, there comes a […]
How to Start an Artist Salon
Imagine this: You’re working in your studio. You’re thinking about art, art business, and all the things. Some good ideas hit you, you jot them down for later. But later never really comes. Over time, your notebook fills up. The ideas become overwhelming. You’re wondering, which ideas are best? What is working for other artists […]
Is Tracing Art Illegal?
Lately I’ve seen a lot of debate in online forums about tracing art. Some people feel that it’s perfectly fine to trace, and others feel that it is just plain wrong. So you might be wondering, is tracing art illegal? Tracing is a common art-making technique that is as old as time. As a technique, […]
How to Package Your Art For Shipping
Woo Hoo! You got a sale! Once you’ve been paid and you’ve finished your happy dance, you are left with a very important task. You must safely ship the art to your buyer. Shipping artwork can seem like a daunting task. If it’s damaged or lost in transit, you will have an unhappy collector. Worse […]
Top Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid When Marketing Your Art
Storytelling might be as old as time, but using it to sell art is relatively new. This is because in the past, artists were reliant on traditional marketing platforms like art dealers or advertisements which do not have the time or space to convey their artist’s stories. But now, because the internet has changed everything, […]
How to Add Story Telling to your Art Business Marketing Strategy
Storytelling is the hot new marketing tool for artists. I’m seeing article after article about how and why you should add storytelling to your art marketing strategy. In fact, I wrote one of these articles myself that explains why stories attract more art collectors. Turns out, stories are the rock-bed of human civilization. They are […]
Do You Need Licenses or Permits to Sell Art Online?
So your website is set up and now you can sell art online. Great! Good start. But, you might be wondering whether or not you need to obtain any licenses or permit in order to comply with local, state, and Federal rules. The answer is: Yes. There are certain licenses that you should obtain for […]
5 Reasons You Should Tell Stories About Your Art
When YouTube was first really getting popular, I used to watch this young artist’s videos. She was new to making art, self-taught, and into mixed media with bold color blocking. If I’m being candid, her art was okay. Not great. Not bad. Not likely to be found in a high-end gallery. Nevertheless, she sold her […]
How to Make Your Art Website More Professional
Making your website appear professional is an important step in gaining the trust of your collectors. The look and feel of your website and other communications can be the deciding factor on whether or not a collector chooses to purchase your art. Think of your own online shopping experiences. If you’ve ever visited a clunky […]
Got any book recommendations?