Career Apathy Notes
Occasionally I am called on to help with projects with other artists. I constantly find career apathy from many artists.
Artists tend to be apathetic about the business and marketing side of art. They just want to paint. Wouldn’t that be great? I wish! The fact is that every opportunity we skip over or ignore, hurts our career. Even when they are offered free publicity, they don’t take the time to use it wisely. “I’m too busy” is the common excuse for this career apathy.
Many of these artists don’t really have to make money from art. They have other income streams, by spouse or inheritance, or a sideline job. However, being a team player should count in group situations. A consistent response of unity should count.
I’ve been working on a specific project to assist a group of artists with publicity. I asked for a few thoughts and a short bio and photo to make a nice poster image for each artist. So far I have three responses out of 35 artists. One of the three is in a summer residency in another country but will do this for me. Who knows why 32 artists would choose to ignore this opportunity for free publicity.
I don’t have a lot of sympathy for artists who complain about their sales and career. Most of the time they have made little to no effort to help themselves. This concludes my rant for this week.
More musings for artists and collectors to come….
1 stick butter
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
Use a pastry cutter to mix everything into small crumbles. Press together in a disk on parchment paper. Refrigerate for one hour. Roll out with a sprinkling of flour on top. It will need to be rolled out thin. It is flaky and good!! I use it for pot pies.