I'd Rather Be In the Studio & Workshop

I'm currently re-reading, Alyson B. Stanfield's book, "I'd Rather Be In The Studio". Its the kind of book that you can read and reference. I highly recommend it.

I'm also taking her upcoming workshop in Hollister, CA taking place in February 2009. It's called the "I'd Rather Be In The Studio! [But I Have to Eat]. To learn more, click on the link below.

A No-Excuses Art-Marketing Workshop
February 7 and 8
9:30 am to 3:30 am
Ridgemark Tennis Center
Hollister, California

Visit the San Benito Arts Council site to learn more and to register for the workshop if you are in the Central California area. There is even a video to give you a taste of what the workshop will be like.

Why am I taking the workshop and studying the book?

I have two small children. So I have to organize my time better so that I have time to paint, exhibit, etc...There are many days lately, when I'd Rather Be In The Studio but my little baby has other plans.

Also one of my goals for 2009 is to become more efficient as an artist and as a businesswoman. Right now, the business stuff is not my strength. But I hope to change that this year. Hopefully by taking workshops like this will improve my business skills and discipline.

What are you doing to become stronger in your chosen field?

Do you think it's important for an artist to be a strong business person? Why?


Kesha Bruce said…
First things first, your little baby is so so so cute.

And to answer your questions:

I need to be better at time management. Doesn't everybody? Also, I'm fine tuning my exhibition proposal writing skills.

And last but not least, every artist needs to have strong business skills, because if they don't, eventually they won't have the financial resources to continue making and showing their work. It really is that simple.
Princess Rashid said…
Thanks Kesha! Even though the picture I posted shows her screaming her little head off...she's really a good little baby.

And you're right about the artist's need for strong business skills. The "starving artist" mystique holds no attraction for me what so ever.

Besides improving business acumen gives the artist more control over their own work.

Thanks for your thoughts on this topic.

Princess, I'm really looking forward to meeting you in Hollister!

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