“But Crista,” the artist asked, “How can I make a living from my art?”
“I wanna be wealthy! I wanna live on a beach! I wanna be dripping in jewels! And I want my art to pay for all of it!”
Then I reply with so […]
So you say that you’ve been telling The Universe exactly what your art dreams are for quite some time now.
You’ve spelled them out.
You’ve also created a time line and check sheet for The Universe’s conve […]
Rejection is an important part of being an artist – or any creative field actually.
So it’s something that you need to learn how to handle with some resiliency.
As an artist and as a writer, I’ve suffered huge […]
Today I’m going to share something a little different with you. It’s an interview I gave for the book “The Business of Art.” I’ll include a link for the book itself down below.
But I thought you might be […]
Artists live in the realm of magic.
But we also live in the real world, often at the fringes of culture. It’s difficult to navigate both worlds and our unique situation gives rise to challenging q […]
What’s an artist to do when confronted with the complexities of a creative life?
Create a new picture.
Work through the blocks between where you are now and where you want to be.
“But Crista,” you sa […]
Who is this Muse that we talk about?
Where does She come from? What does She want?
Is She mythical like a fairy or an elf? Does She have magical powers? Or is She metaphorical in nature?
Yes. Or possibly, […]
“I create because I must. It’s the joy and flow of making work that fulfills me and keeps me somewhat sane.”
Wendi Schneider is no stranger to the artistic life. It’s in her blood and surrounds nearly every f […]
I’m always encouraging artists to JUMP. But what does that even mean?
The jump is about following your heart.
If you recognize your heart as the very best of yourself, and you acknowledge that this is w […]
It’s every artist’s dream, but I was shocked when it happened to me.
While in Arizona last summer, I decided to visit the local art museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA). It’s one of my fav […]
Every artist’s journey tells a story. And every story has an antagonist.
The story of your artist’s journey is no different.
The antagonist is the adversary, the opponent. It’s what comes between the her […]
How do you prepare for the artist’s journey if you don’t know where you’re going?
When I was selling other people’s art and not making my own art, I filled that empty space inside myself wit […]
I think that we can all agree that it’s difficult to break into the art business.
Emerging artists usually have little sales or exhibition experience and often struggle to find doors that will open.
In a […]
Procrastination is a word I often hear artists use.
But procrastination can be about more than just postponing tasks and projects. It sometimes becomes a reason to turn on yourself, and bring all of your […]
Who do you think you are?
How many of us are afraid to say who we are and what we want? Afraid of disappointing our parents, our friends, lovers, colleagues?
Almost every artist battles the accusing echoes, […]
There are all kinds of ways to make money from your creativity. Let’s take a look at some of them.
GET YOUR WORK OUT THERE
Yes, you can exhibit in a commercial gallery and follow a traditional career […]
I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather hang out with The Muse and make stuff than create an inventory.
I think we can all agree on that.
But anyone can chase inspiration, that’s the fun part. To pu […]
Is your life’s journey a true expression of your self?
Too many people just follow what’s right in front of them, without discernment. They choose what’s easy and available. They don’t realize that we can […]
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