Learning to promote one’s fine art is both daunting and only occasionally rewarding; it’s required me to get over my shyness, my tendency towards self-effacement, my fear of self-promotion (how unladylike to promote oneself!), and it has forced me to accept rejection…it’s not for the faint of heart! But I discovered that little successes lead to bigger ones – as long as the work is interesting and challenging and the craftsmanship, solid.

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  1. It also forces you be honest about what is important to you, and to articulate that importance in an eloquent way. I’ve found it to be a great complement to my commercial work.

  2. […] “Out To Lunch…” Posted on January 23, 2013 by christian harkness Out to lunch yes, but not out on the water. However it was with my friend MAC – who above is off Cedar Key, on the Gulf of Mexico, working on a clam lease. When she is not doing that, she is an artist/graphic designer.Well, sometimes she is both. This time we met strictly for the pleasure of having lunch. We had not seen each other for a while and had a chance to talk about old movies and the usual subject of how to get one’s work ‘out there.’ I had just come across a couple of interesting blog posts. One by Brooks Jensen where he talks about Segmentation Is the New Reality, asking: ‘How many segments of the potential audience for your wonderful work are you willing to ignore?’ And one about ‘…promoting one’s fine art…’ on the APE’s blog. […]

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