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Weekly smARTips: Why Selling Art is Sacred

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Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

Your smARTip for the week:

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Why Selling Art is Sacred
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Art, an act of deliberate creation, is at its core holy.

In its earliest forms, art shows up in spiritual and religious contexts as humans grapple with the holiness of all that surrounds them: mysterious, inexplicable nature.

Each piece of art re-ignites the creative core that is the essence of all human beings – both from the creation side and from the appreciation side.

How is it possible, then, for

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Weekly smARTips: What’s Your Story?

weekly smARTips whats your story

Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

Your smARTip for the week:

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What’s Your Story?

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Most of us carry around in our heads a private version of the “selling my art story.”

And like most things that remain largely unconscious, that “thing” becomes a puppet string pulling us in a direction we might not want.

So, the first step is to make your “selling my art story” conscious.

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Weekly smARTips: Where Are You Going?

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Bridge the gap between making art and making a living,

… one tip at a time

Your smARTip for the week:

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Where Are You Going?
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Every Fall I take stock of the last three-quarters of the year. First, I look at what I wanted from the year (that would be January 2013), and then I assess how on, or off this three-quarters of my year has been.

Most of the time I’m pleased with progress in some areas, and dismayed by a lack progress in others.

Often I notice that where I’m displeased is where I’ve gone off track from my core vision for the year.

For instance, this year I was bound and determined to finish my forthcoming book, The 10 Zen Habits of Successful Artist. And, yes, the year isn’t over. However, I’m also nowhere near my original goal.

Taking stock at this point gives me the option to either ramp up the effort, change the goal line, or make some new decisions on how to deliver the book.

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What you don’t know about your photocopier…

…that can seriously hurt you!

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This is a guest post from one of my smARTist Telesummit presenters, Attorney Leonard, DuBoff.

Mr. DuBoff, a pioneer in the field of art law and practicing attorney, represents museums, galleries, dealers, photographers, artists and craftspeople. He has taught at the Stanford Law School and written 9 books on Art Law in plain English.

Given how fast we upgrade our vast array of computerized objects, with a good number of these not even looking like computers… and given how much of our privacy has already…

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