Artist Help & Tips
Success in art can mean 100 different things to 100 different people. But for me, a large part of what makes me feel success in art lies in turning environmental blight into a colourful message of future beauty and sustainability.
Art helps you to transform. I’ve gone through several distinct phases in my career, creating a diverse body of work. The following factors are what led me to change my approach.
Art helps, in part, by building bridges to expanded consciousness. But art helps also when it destroys that to which you cling too tightly. And art helps most when it burns you right down to the bones, as it did to me.
Often, an artist’s help doesn’t look like artist’s help at all. In fact, it sometimes looks like disaster. Selling problems, creative integrity slips, even having your studio reduced to smoking cinders – whatever the setback, it can be an outward reminder to turn inward and rise from the ashes in a spectacular new way.
To me, “artist help” means two things: inspiration for the artist and inspiration from the artist. And the older and, it’s hoped, wiser I get, the more I realize that the latter – artist help defined as service to humanity at large – is the best way to get the former.
What does art success mean? Fame? Fortune? Or does it go deeper than that? It depends on who you are and what you want as an artist, but I think true art success is more than finances and face-time – and I learned that from a three year-old.
I can help you create an effective and a proven varied income stream as a wealth creation for artists through creating artist’s products for sale on the Internet through teaching a principle called the Parthenon principal. This is simply referring to setting up a multi-tiered or multi-pillared income stream.
By following some of the basic principles outlined in detail in my books and cd’s, you will find yourself inspired to your own success by simply including in your life some simple structures. The art market is very competitive and any edge that you can gain by simply having a good plan will set you steps ahead of your competitors.
In essence, this is my way of making a difference. At the same time I’m sharing a positive message about beauty and what can be gained from the aesthetic experience of appreciating this work, as well as giving examples of how we can recycle and reuse and look at the environment in creative ways.