The Art of Asking: A Lesson from a Gallery Encounter

Feb 14, 2024

Have you ever experienced that moment when opportunity knocks, but the way you ask could either open the door wide or leave it barely ajar? Let me share a personal anecdote from my own gallery, a tale of a direct plea that captured attention but lacked the finesse needed to seal the deal.

The Bold Card and the Missed Connection

Picture this: I walk into my gallery to find a card on my desk, a message proclaiming, "Dear Mr. Gomez, here's my art, let's make lots of money." A straight-shooter, no doubt. It caught my eye, but here's the twist—it didn't land the positive response the artist sought. Why? The art of asking goes beyond being bold; it's about understanding how, when, and why.

In the realm of the artist's plea, the what was there, but the how fell short. Asking isn't just about you; it's about considering the person on the other side. What's in it for them? Timing is everything, and the approach matters. Unfortunately, this artist missed those crucial nuances, leaving...

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Revolutionize Your Artistic Journey: A Morning Metamorphosis

Feb 12, 2024

Hey, fellow creatives! Let's talk about the magic that unfolds when you decide to reshape your mornings. Your art career deserves more than a caffeine-fueled dash into the chaos of the day. I get it because I've been there – immersed in the news and scrolling through social media before my eyes fully adjusted to daylight. But guess what? It was like sprinting before tying my shoelaces – disastrous and exhausting.

The Morning Reset That Transformed My Art Career

Remember those days when NPR news headlines were the first notes of your day's symphony? Or perhaps, like me, you found yourself knee-deep in the world of Facebook and Instagram updates before even grabbing breakfast. It was my routine, but it left me feeling like I was perpetually playing catch-up. I realized I needed to shift the narrative.

I waved goodbye to my morning news rituals and bid adieu to the endless scroll. Instead, I started prioritizing what truly mattered – nurturing my spiritual and mental...

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Embrace Your Creative Awakening: The Big Idea Revolution for Artists

Feb 09, 2024

Unveiling the Power of Your First Thoughts

Hey there, fellow creatives! Let's dive into a game-changing concept that's been a game-changer for me in navigating the twists and turns of my artistic journey – The Big Idea Revolution.

Every Season, A Creative Gift: Life is a series of seasons, each offering a unique gift – the chance to explore something new, a dazzling excuse to ward off the looming shadow of boredom. Why not seize this opportunity to revitalize your artistic spirit?

In Bed with Ideas: Picture this: the clock strikes 5 or 6 am, and you're still cozied up in bed. Instead of reaching for your phone, let your mind wander. Before the world bombards you with its challenges, think about the main idea for your day. This simple ritual has been my compass, leading me to discover the big ideas that fuel my creative fire.

From Bed to Canvas: Imagine if your first thoughts of the day were a positive force, steering you away from the chaos that awaits. What if your day...

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The Power of Values in Your Artist Brand

Jan 08, 2024

 If you've been following with my journey, you know about the game-changing Artist Brand Framework I've been talking about. Today, let's dive into a crucial facet that turns your artistry into a powerhouse: discovering your values.

The Artist Brand Framework: Elevating Your Art

Remember those moments of artistic block, where you felt like you're stuck in a creative maze? The Artist Brand Framework is your escape route, and at its core lies the magic of identifying your values as an artist. In the Art NXT Level coaching program, I delve deep into this transformative process.

Unlock Your North Star: Identifying Your Values

Ever asked yourself, "What truly moves me?" or "What compels me to the studio?" That's your soul whispering about your values. These aren't just random preferences; they are the heartbeat of your creativity. Once you grasp these values, you've struck gold – a perpetual source of content for your artistic journey.

The Values-Work Connection: Unveiling the...

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Unlocking Success in Your Art Journey: The Power of Flexibility

Jan 05, 2024

In the thrilling adventure of an art career, there's a secret weapon that sets the champions apart – flexibility. It's not just about tackling the expected challenges like creative blocks; it's about mastering the unexpected twists that life throws our way.

The Art of Adapting in a Dynamic World

Picture this: sales slumps, rejection letters, family emergencies, and the ever-changing landscape of technology. How well and how fast can you adapt? It's not just a skill; it's the essence of success in the art world.

Remember the Instagram pioneers? They harnessed the power of early adaptation, enjoying a colossal audience advantage. It's not about dwelling on problems but diving into solutions, and this mindset separates the thriving artists from the rest.

Navigating Crossroads in Your Art Career

When faced with a crossroad, ask yourself: How can I adapt to this plot twist? What's the new normal, and where should my focus lie? These questions aren't just inquiries; they're your...

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Cracking the Code of Art: Embracing the Power of Mystery

Dec 01, 2023

Ever felt the magnetic pull of mystery in your art? I sure have. It's like the secret sauce that makes our work truly enchanting. In a world demanding every ounce of our creative secrets, it's time to talk about the allure of the unspoken, the unexplained – the mystery that makes art, well, ART.

The Art of Not Saying It All

You know the drill. Social media screams, "Spill it all!" But hold up, imagine if we spilled every drop of info about our creations. The why, when, where – the whole shebang. Picture this: a painting where you know the entire backstory. Exciting? Not really. It's the hush-hush, the untold tales that keep us hooked.

Here's the scoop: as artists, our gig isn't to give a play-by-play of our work. When we over-explain, we snatch away the thrill of discovery from our audience. It's about leaving trails, opening doors, and letting them be the art detectives. Let the wonder unfold naturally.


I've been there – the temptation to turn into...

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Reigniting Your Creative Mojo: Conquering Doubt and Challenges

Nov 24, 2023

Have you ever stepped into your studio and felt a nagging doubt about your abilities, your artistic vision, or your experience as an artist? I know I have. It's those moments when the creative journey can seem daunting, like I've suddenly forgotten everything that got me here. But, let me assure you, it's okay. Every artist faces these moments of self-doubt. It's part of the journey.

Embracing the Roller Coaster of Confidence

Confidence in our artistic abilities can be a roller coaster, especially when things aren't going as planned. Picture this: you're in your studio, and your artwork seems to be fighting back, stubbornly resisting your efforts. You find yourself at a creative impasse, and your confidence takes a nosedive. I've been there, too, and I understand the frustration.

However, it's precisely in these challenging moments that we must remember what brought us to where we are today. Think about the countless hours spent immersed in the world of art, studying, practicing,...

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Breaking Barriers: How to Approach Art World Professionals with Confidence

Nov 17, 2023

Today, I want to share something close to my heart, a message that's all about unlocking your potential and finding opportunities you never thought possible. Let's dive in and discover how you can take your art career to the next level.

Giving People a Chance - The Art of Possibilities

We've all been there, right? That moment when we hesitate to approach someone we admire, whether it's a gallery owner, collector, or curator. We're gripped by the fear of rejection, the fear that they'll say no or, even worse, slam the door right in our faces.

I've been there too. Countless times, I've had these incredible ideas for art shows I wanted to curate in specific places, but my own self-doubt held me back. In my mind, I was certain they would reject my proposal.

But here's the thing: more often than not, the story we create in our heads doesn't match reality. We assume the worst, but we never truly give these individuals a chance to respond. We shouldn't be writing their responses for them...

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Mastering Trust: A Crucial Key to Success in Your Art World Journey

Nov 15, 2023

Stepping into the spellbinding world of art, one lesson stands out like a masterpiece in an empty gallery: trust. It's the lifeblood of collaboration, the intangible force that infuses our creative journey with purpose.

Trusting the Artistic Partnership

As an artist who took the courageous step into gallery ownership, I discovered firsthand that trust is the currency of our realm. It's not a fleeting emotion but the foundation upon which our dreams are built. Imagine the relationship with a gallery as a canvas awaiting your art. It's not something that happens overnight; instead, it's a masterpiece constructed stroke by stroke.

You trust the gallery to believe in your vision, to champion your art with the same fervor you hold. Simultaneously, the gallery trusts you to weave your magic on their canvas, delivering your finest work punctually. Trust isn't granted; it's nurtured, like a budding work of art.

As Fragile as Precious Artifacts

But here's the intriguing part: trust in the...

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Maximizing Your Digital Impact: A Guide to Effective Content Resharing

Nov 13, 2023

If you've ever heard me say, "Just because you posted it once, it doesn't mean everybody saw it," you know I'm passionate about helping you succeed in the ever-evolving world of social media. In this blog post, we'll dive deep into the art of reposting your creations and why it's not just a smart move but a creative powerhouse for your online presence.

The Persistent Problem of Vanishing Posts

Picture this: You've poured your heart and soul into a stunning piece of art. You've carefully crafted the perfect caption, hit that 'Post' button, and waited with bated breath for the likes and comments to flood in. But as time ticks by, your masterpiece gets buried beneath a sea of new content, lost in the algorithm's abyss.

The Algorithmic Challenge

In the age of algorithms, your beautiful creations often struggle to break free from the confines of your existing followers. Social media platforms prioritize fresh content, making it increasingly challenging for your posts to reach a wider...

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