Last week I posted about the occasional rude feedback I experience from readers of Artists Who THRIVE, a product of online anonymity. This post received the most comments ever.
Your responses were very affirming. I appreciate knowing that artists are picking up what I am throwing down and that the negativos are definitely in the minority.
So for those who took the time and effort to post encouraging comments of gratitude, thank you. And for those who just sent well wishes. Thank you.
This leads me to the matter of focus. “Where attention goes, energy flows.” Now that my attention is refocused I’m moving forward on my book, which I have retitled, “Selling Art without Selling Out, 101 Rules.” The latest version of the cover is above.
To give credit where credit is due, my friend Jonathan Fields, was up until 11:00 this past Friday night batting back book titles and covers to and from San Francisco and New York City. Pushing me to keep exploring, creating, and caring, he said “Sometimes ya gotta try hundreds to get it right.”
So what did I do? I created 101 book titles and I don’t know how many covers. Why? Because I’m focused. Why am I focused? Because I care about empowering artists.
It’s caring that matters in art and in business. What do you care about in life? This must be the basis of inspiration for your art for it to ever matter to you or any one else.
Do you have creative talent and something to say? Then you must make art.
Do you want to be heard? Then you must sell art.
When you care, really care, you can push past so many obstacles, naysayers, and lulls in energy.
What do you care about? How does your art express this? Where is your focus directed? On distractions or BS, or on what really matters to you?
I welcome your constructive feedback on my book cover and title. I care about what you think.
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