Wednesday, April 2, 2008

No More Excuses!

As you can probably tell from my blog, I enjoy reading--artist biographies, spiritual books, art marketing books, artist magazines, art history books, drawing books, how to books. You name the art topic and it's probably on my list. The book I'm reading now, and probably will be for a while, is a new book by Alyson Stanfield titled I'd Rather Be in The Studio! The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. The reason it will take me a while is that it is full of information--not the kind you browse over, the kind that makes you STOP and do. Work on that artist statement, organize those files, update that 10-second commerical, and list your goals. No time for excuses.

I’d Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist’s No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion is for artists of all kinds. Painters, sculptors, ceramist, jewelers, photographers, and others will benefit from the easy-to-follow self-promotion practices in this book.

Author and art-marketing consultant Alyson B. Stanfield, of ArtBizCoach.com, focuses on sharing the artwork directly with potential buyers through electronic and traditional communication outlets—in a manner that is comfortable, not artificial. Artists match Internet marketing strategies with sincere personal skills to take charge of their art careers.

The book includes online worksheets and downloads.


Ms. Artmaker said...

Hi Peggi,

Its Alison Zapata, I love your blog. I did a google search on portraits Pittsburgh, and you came up. I have been thinking about getting this book. Sounds like it is very good. Have you taken any of Alison's classes? I get her email blasts. It would be really cool to host her in Pittsburgh. Anyway, have a great painting session. If you would like to drop a line, my email is Alisonzapata@gmail.com

Alison Zapata

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Peggi, thank you so much for sharing the information about my book with your blog readers. It's a great joy to share this information with artists. And it's led to newer friendships and maybe even the next book. Someday. :)

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Thank you both for dropping by and for your comments. Alison, I sent you a gmail about hosting Alyson; I hope you got it. Alyson, I will see you in about a week at the Portrait conference.

Andrew Werth said...

Hi Peggi,

I saw the book "No More Excuses!" at the Portrait Society of America's conference last weekend and nearly took a copy home. After reading your review I think I'll head over to Amazon...

Thanks for your comments on my blog about the conference. One of the ways that I rate just about any art experience is whether it makes me want to go to my studio and paint, and the conference certainly did that. (BTW, though I'm living in NJ now, I spent 5 years in Pittsburgh at CMU, though that was in a "previous life" as a software engineering student...)