BLOG*October 8, 2012

©Greg Spalenka This post by Daniellexo, Etsy’s Seller Education Coordinator reflects on the evolution of ideas and how a good idea can spark a great one. One morning I woke up to a Facebook message from one of my favorite college professors. I was excited to hear from her; she...

BLOG*October 1, 2012

©Greg Spalenka Whenever artists decide to go it alone, make their own way,  fear comes along for the ride. As freelancer for so many years I understand where this fear comes from. The goal of being secure in your finances, being safe in general  (food, clothing, shelter) are real considerations...

BLOG*September 25, 2012

Cedar City Airport I departed the plane at Cedar City airport and walked into what appeared to be a living room or a snuggly lodge in the mountains. Plush chairs, side tables with plants, wood paneling and a fireplace greeted me with a down home quality I had never experienced...

BLOG*September 4, 2012

Make your packaging feel as important as the item you are sending to your buyer. Make it cool, and special. Treat this final wrapping as you would a gift for a friend or someone you appreciate. It will make a lasting impression even before the the art or product is...

BLOG*August 27, 2012

Christine Brown One of the best parts of teaching, lecturing and presenting workshops for higher education is the people I meet. I love connecting with all the talented, passionate individuals who enjoy teaching and inspiring others to greatness. Some of these special people work in the Career and Professional Development...

BLOG*August 20, 2012

If your work is well done, has integrity and is imbued with love it will most likely reflect exceptional value and longevity. So it is with Blog posts. The following post by Chris Guillebeau is from 2010 but still vital as ever: I’m a big fan of Jim Collins’ work, especially the...

BLOG*August 14, 2012

©Greg Spalenka By Jack Kelly, CEO of Adva Mobile, a mobile marketing and technology firm for Artists, successfully crowdfunded via IndieGoGo. Crowdfunding is this decade’s new tool for helping Artists raise money to reach their goals – and it just got better. Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, RocketHub, and other Crowdfunding service companies are being...

BLOG*July 30, 2012

Pinterest is one of the new stars of the social media world. Set up an account at Pinterest.com. You can then start creating boards where you can “pin” photos and videos around a common theme that you find on the Web. This is another way of sharing your story, your...

BLOG*July 24, 2012

Another year of Comic Con and finding my purpose in it. Go to the Spalenka Eye for...

BLOG*July 3, 2012

I have everyone repeat after me in my workshops, “Keep going and don’t stop!” when it comes to creating your art empire. We can come up with all sorts of excuses to not do the work. Steven Pressfield in his book, The War of Art calls this apathy, laziness, lack of...