This week we’re both preparing for solo exhibitions, something that would have seemed unbelievable to us when we first started out on our art careers. That prompted this informal chat about the lessons we’ve learned along the way, and some of the hurdles that can keep you stuck.
Some are things to avoid – not rushing to make sales, getting addicted to the first sense of success or waiting for approval before you begin. Others include the ability to leave things behind when you’re ready to move on, finding supportive people to talk to, remembering that our goals will shift anyway, and learning to rely on your own internal validation. We also reconsider reels and talk exhibition prep, framing, and the misery of celebrity life, so this is one not to miss!
If you’d like to join the discussion, come and be part of my Art Explorer’s Facebook group… Artists are currently sharing their tips HERE. It’s free to join and if you’re wanting more conversation and community around making art come and join us!
Louise’s free course https://www.louisefletchercourses.com/wait-list-FYJ-2021
Alice’s Reel that’s going crazy… (up from 50k to 200k+ views since recording https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cc08aBEI00_/
The Virtual Art Summit 2022 www.virtualartsummit.com/go
Alice and Kelly Wynne on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc28JffJDwo/
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