Hello Dear Artist.
This is for you.
I’ve enjoyed the response from my fellow solo makers which have told me how much they enjoy my blog entries, and they help in different ways. This is my wish. It’s a good way to exercise my thoughts about our shared career, work through them and extract the pearls of knowledge gained over a career spanning 20+ years.
Hearing some of your comments and feedback, I feel joy in my sharing. I hope you find value in my posts and if you would like advice on specific area’s, drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to give it some thinking time and write up a post soon after.
Each Dear Artist entry is my personal letter to you as a creative. Whether you are a ceramicist, an underwater-basket-weaver, printmaker, jewellery maker or anything else where you work for yourself - or, perhaps you aren’t quite there yet but have a tiny-fire of ambition to be so, I welcome you to my blog, I’ve written it with you in mind.
Sam Barnes has been a practising artist for 25 years. Throughout her career she has had her own gallery, worked with hundreds of artists in making and marketing their own works and exhibited her own extensively. Her work has been successfully published & licensed many times. Sam is passionate about artists, makers and creatives earning a decent living from what they do. Our world needs new and beautiful things and artists deserve liveable incomes. Those two things are possible. Sam writes from her first hand experience and occasionally works 1:1 with others.
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Thanks to Debbie Hudson for this photograph.