Now I'm not one to brag.....
Whenever you hear that don't you always think it's a set up for a bragging session? We'll I usually do too. I am not the bragger. And when it comes to my art, my friends and family usually do a better job at it than I do. I have the typical artist disease of being judgmental about my work. But I'm slowly getting over that.
The past few months have given me the fortunate opportunity to be thrown into "networking situations" that forced me to talk about myself and my business briefly and concisely. As I met people conferences, events and my art show, I tried to talk enough to make it interesting but not so long that they fell asleep where they stood! There is a fine line....
Well I must say that I did REALLY ENJOY the experience. Although I have a shy streak at times, I love meeting new people. I love a good conversation and information exchange. It's rare that we get that direct human connection in these days of social media. So I will definitely be throwing myself to the networking wolves more often.
So although I won't be bragging about all the great things that are happening, I am quite proud of some recent accomplishments and I look forward to sharing them with others. Do you have strategies that you use to successfully network and work a room?
See you out and about soon!
I consider myself to be a life learner.
I've spent a number of years in school, but it is important to me to continue to learn and grow as an artist. One of the ways I am investing in myself and my career is by attending conferences. I will be attending the WIK Conference again this year held by Southern Breeze/SCBWI. It is my hope that I will come back with lots of information, plenty of business leads and encouragement to continue to develop and grow as an artist entrepreneur.
I am very excited to finally open an official website for my work! It is here that I hope to inspire, entertain and enchant my viewers with the artwork I've created. I am in the beginning phases, but I so look forward to the journey. Thanks to all who have given me patience, support, skills and
encouragement to keep on keepin' on!
I am an artist, arts advocate and artrepreneur here to share my journey with you in hopes that you will be inspired.