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The Artonomy Top 5 {stuff we love}

by Helen Aldous

The Top 5 art and art marketing related items we have found on the web recently {AKA our roundup of stuff we like}

Thomas Heatherwick ~ Just Awesome

Heatherwick designed the Olympic cauldron featured in the Olympic opening ceremony in London. A major solo exhibition of his work showcases his career to date. Via BBC

Creativity and the Fear of “Putting Yourself Out There” Seven ways to overcome fear and be more creative

Susan Cain is the author of QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

I discovered her work a few months back and its extremely interesting to me to discover that I am a natural introvert and exactly what that means about how I work. Far from being a negative trait, introversion can be very powerful. However, it can often impact on artists abilities to put their work out for all to see and Susan discusses this in this very interesting article via psychology today.

Susan Caine’s TED talk

Following on, Susan Caine delivered a great TED talk about the power of introversion and creativity. Well worth watching. {if the video doesn’t show below please click here}

Case study: How a 22-year old made $28,139 on Etsy

Ben Kafton sells architectural drawing silkscreen prints on Etsy. This in depth study analyses in depth his cross selling strategies to maximise his income. See exactly how he did it. Via I will teach you to be rich.

How I Made $50,000 Selling Art on Facebook

Along the same lines, Natasha Wescoat is an extremely successful artist, selling and licensing her work online. Here she shares her Facebook strategy which enabled her to sell $50,ooo dollars of art through Facebook. Extremely useful. Via The Abundant Artist

 

image: LOCOG / olympic opening ceremony tumblr



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