Saturday, May 16, 2009

You're Invited. . .

Being an artist truly is actually being a business person. More and more of my time is spent on mailing lists, marketing plans, reading books on art law and studying advice from various sources who have gone to the places I have on my goals list.

I'm filling out and mailing the invitations to my opening, "The Cats Who Keep Us, today (approximately 200).

So, food for thought for you, as these things are on my mind of late...

What do you need to do to reach your definition of "success"?
What are your goals and are you taking small steps to get to them,
What is your marketing plan and are you working on marketing every week?
Are you following artists that are at a level professionally where you'd like to be?

(next on my marketing plan, after the show, is a dedicated web page... what's your next goal... I'd love to hear)

If you are in the Metro Portland area, please come enjoy First Friday all the details are here on my flickr sets page, and you can see a digital image for those of you who can't make it to the show

And please let all the collectors and animal lovers know that 25% all sales (including booked commissions) from this show goes to help animals in need.


I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.-Unknown


  1. Wishing you much success and fun with your show! Tweet us to let us know how it went :)Love the title of your show too and of course the great work!

  2. Hi Patrice! Congratulations and my best wishes for you show. Love the title and your work. :)

  3. Thank you both so much for the good wishes. This is my first show and opening, so I'm excited and scared and second guessing myself at every turn. Thank you also for stopping by and for the kind words... I would say that it means more than you can know, but you are artists, so it means every bit as much as you know.