"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art." - Andy Warhol
I learned that some of my email subscribers where having difficulty accessing my eBook so here it is, for free.
- If you don’t have a copy of my eBook, please click the cover above and download it.
- If you would like to have a hard copy, go to Amazon and please buy it. If you like it, please leave a review.
- If you do have a copy of the eBook, then I invite you to help me create the second edition.
Please note. This book was intentionally designed like a coloring book. Why? Because it is an invitation for you to color, comment, even challenge, and tell that world what you really think. My aim is to ignite a thoughtful conversation about the whole notion of selling art and “selling out.” I start with my personal story. I share how I learned to make art and make money by challenging the rules of the art establishment. I’ve included 101 rules that guide my thinking around making art and making money. My thinking? Yes. Your thinking is actually more important than any tool, tactic, or strategy that I can offer you. Your thinking is where your success starts or ends. Why is your thinking so important? Because:
- our thinking shapes our emotions
- our emotions determine our actions
- our success is determined by consistent constructive actions
The main thing that changed for me from when I wasn’t selling much of my art to when I was selling a lot of art was, my thinking. Determining my actions was the easier part. Of course these are my rules. I certainly can’t, and I don’t want to, impose them on you. I want to invite you to examine your thinking by responding to each of these rules. That is why I reserved a blank page, or canvas, next to each rule giving you room to respond in any way that you see fit. Read the rule. How does it make you feel? What do you think? Agree? Disagree? Comment, draw, scribble, or tear it into little pieces! Pour your coffee on the page. There is no censorship. I want to hear from you! Why do I want you to do this? Because too many of us are playing by unconscious rules that are broken and they are breaking us. And in order for artists to thrive we need to rewrite the rules, take the reins, and engage in a very different conversation. Artists must change the conversation we have in our heads, and with one another, in order to thrive. We need to stop thinking that we have careers and understand that we have businesses. So. What better way to ignite a different conversation than a coloring contest. Remember those? Please help me rewrite the rules of selling art. Color, scribble, and comment away. Then email your reactions to any of my rules to Answers@MAKINGArtMakingMONEY.com. Please note, your pages may be included in the second version of the book. What are your top three rules? Let us know below.