BLOG*December 14, 2016

A one day Artist As Brand Workshop at BYU was a blast. Thank you to Bob Barret, Bethanne and the rest of the faculty in the visionary art department. Yes, they...

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*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*June 16, 2012

A short video on my Artist As Brand workshop at West Liberty University in West Virginia. Seth Miller, a participant of the workshop directed, shot and edited the piece with Sam Starkey. Marvelous work...

BLOG*June 11, 2012

I am honored to be returning to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to present a two day Artist As Brand workshop. *** Academy of Art University July 7-8, 10:00- 8:00, Saturday/Sunday 540 Powell st. San Francisco, CA 94105 Limited to 20 participants Do you have stories and...

BLOG*April 9, 2012

Kinkade at Comic Con 2010 Whilst studying at Art Center College of Design I met a fellow student who rode a motorcycle to school, dressed in dark clothes and always sported a leather jacket. He reminded me of the Fonz in the television sitcom Happy Days. Thomas Kinkade was only...

BLOG*March 23, 2012

When I registered my trademark for Artist As Brand® last year I had no idea I would be challenged on the mark. But there was a fellow who had a company called The Brand Artist who felt my company name infringed on his business even though we did very different...

BLOG*January 5, 2012

I love people whose passion is to inspire and empower others. This is one of the reasons I enjoy bringing special guests to my workshops! There is such a wealth of knowledge to be gained. As a writer, private art-career coach, and entrepreneur who grew up in a family of...