In case you didn’t know, I’m an artist too. And while my art is a hobby, I still have the desire for recognition and sales.
My “day job” is as a marketing professional, so I use my knowledge and skills to market my art.
You may or may not be like me when it comes to the number of followers and the size of your email list, but regardless of where you are, you have something to work with.
If you’re not familiar with the term “zone of genius,” it’s from the book The Big Leap and it basically means the area of life where I’m at my best – naturally.
As an artist, you’re a consummate learner. Always looking at other art critically to learn something new. Even if you’re an established artist, you probably still take classes from other established artists you admire. You’re always learning, always asking for help.
Imagine you’ve scheduled time to create and when you get in front of your easel.
What strategies do you use to find your inspiration?
Do you pull out a sketchbook and doodle?
Do you scroll through your photos for that picture you took the last time you traveled?
Do you go to your favorite YouTube channel and watch a painting technique video?
My point is, you don’t give up on having your “creative time” even when inspiration doesn’t come.