Authoritarians in the Art Marketplace

I’ve been writing a lot lately about authoritarians: what you can expect from them, how contact with them harms you and wounds you, and what you can do to heal and recover from authoritarian wounding. Artists, who are typically sensitive and who are typically aligned...

Change That Self-Talk, Part 2

Change That Self-Talk! Marketing is hard enough without sabotaging yourself with unhelpful self-talk. You say that you don’t like marketing? Change your self-talk! Last week we looked at five unhelpful thoughts-and-reframes; here are the concluding five. 6. “There are...

If You Hate Marketing, Change Your Self-Talk!

Marketing is hard enough without sabotaging yourself with unhelpful self-talk. You say that you don’t like marketing? Change your self-talk! What you say to yourself helps your ability to market your art or hurts your ability to market your art. Even if the thought...

Quick Meaning Repair

Every day we’re bombarded by small (and sometimes large) threats to our experience of life as meaningful. Maybe you get a painful rejection from a gallery. Suddenly painting (and life itself) may seem that much less meaningful. Or maybe you’ve invested meaning in a...

Get Ready for Holiday Stress!

Stress mounts up during the holiday season—and that season is coming! Life with all of its stresses doesn’t stop. Piled on top of those stressors are the calories of holiday indulging, the oh-so-right gifts to purchase, the interactions with family members we manage...