Rule #2

22 09 2011

Have a passion for seeing your art on products.

It’s important to have passion for seeing your art on product. Would you like to have your artistic creations adorn curtains, notebooks, tea towels, stationery, calendars, t-shirts, journals, pajamas, rugs, dishes, sweatshirts, table clothes, home décor items, beach towels, candles, scarves, platters, pitchers, shoes, clothing, toys, cutting boards, games, sports equipment, or mobile phones? I strongly believe that if you walk through stores and say to yourself, as you look at some products, ‘I can do better than that!’ Well, then this just may be the industry for you.

For some creator’s, it’s enough to hang art on the wall and sell it, or hope it sells.  But for others, being surrounded by your art on products is so important and will drive you.

So, I want you to think about whether you have this passion. Believe me, there are many hooks, crooks, cracks and crevices in this industry. Your passion will go a long way when it comes to helping you see beyond an immediate problem and push you through to your ultimate goals.

Remember that curiosity, interests, and even desire may come and go.  But passion is life long and life changing.  You just won’t be satisfied until you try and succeed.

I am reminded here of a life altering moment in my career when Dilbert cartoonist, Scott Adams, told me that the only difference between him and other cartoonists is that he got out and did it.  What’s the difference between you and other artists and creators?  There may be many, but are you going to get out and show the world?

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2 responses

1 10 2012
Stephey Baker | Maked by the Muse

“But passion is life long and life changing. You just won’t be satisfied until you try and succeed.”

HOW TRUE! Passion is abundant – infinite – just like my ideas…NO matter how hard it is to get work out there or to create a sustainable creative business the ideas, concepts and visions just don’t stop. Actually, it’s what helps push through the challenges in bringing products to fruition. Thank you so much for validating this!

22 09 2011
Cheryl McNulty

Wow, thanks for this post! I do this all the time when I am in stores. I must have the passion, and I can’t let it go. I will keep on keepin’ on until i find it. Thanks again! 🙂

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