Three Great Tools for Etsy Sellers

by Lynn S. Schwebach Friends who know I am on Etsy want to know if I have advice for selling art online, and this is a tough question, because after a year and a half on Etsy, I have 55 sales—for some too low of number and for others a nice, moderate number. So much depends on …

For Those Who Love Tom Petty, Unique Gifts and Remembrances

  by Lynn S. Schwebach Inspired by Tom Petty's announcement late last year that he and the Heartbreakers would tour for the band's 40th anniversary in 2017, I sat down and painted an image of Tom Petty in black ink. I was stoked. He and the Heartbreakers would be performing at Red Rocks in late …

Bullet Journal: Three Steps for Correcting Mistakes, Setting Up Your Next Month, and Setting Goals for 2018— Article Four

by Lynn S. Schwebach This post, article 4, follows my first three articles on how to establish and use a bullet journal. To follow my steps from the beginning, also read articles one, two, and three. After using my bullet journal for a month, I decided that this bullet thing keeps me more organized than …

Three Steps to Monthly and Daily Entries in Your Bullet Journal— Article Three

by Lynn S. Schwebach One of the best lessons I learned starting a bullet journal focuses on over scheduling, and for some reason, writing it down the old fashioned way—analog—made me see this better than any other organization system. (For an overview on the rhyme and reason of bullet journals, see my article, "Bullet Journals …

Three Steps to Start Your Bullet Journal—Article Two

by Lynn S. Schwebach After a few weeks of my new bullet journal sitting in its shrink wrap on my desk, I finally opened it, and I started my new organized life. My friend Chip introduced me to the bullet journal concept, and she came to my house to show me her FABULOUS (a.k.a. artwork …

Bullet Journals Help Artists, Entrepreneurs and Professionals Get Organized— Article One

by Lynn S. Schwebach I think my friend Chip (her Vietnamese name is Pham Van Anh) and her “bullet journal” will change my life, but first let me explain. Plain and simple, a bullet journal is a way to get your "to do" list and future goals on paper—in a systematic way. But any kind …

The Artist Entrepreneur Will Appreciate Lisa Congdon’s “Art Inc.”

by Lynn S. Schwebach I love the internet, but sometimes I get lost clicking several links as I read, getting off topic and into areas that aren't relevant. This happens a lot when I am seeking business advice on selling art, because I tend to find artists' works I admire and then I am totally …

Six Marketing Tips for Artists Using Instagram

by Lynn S. Schwebach Imagine if Vincent Van Gogh had been able to post his art on Instagram and people from around the world would have seen his genius. It's likely that Instagram, and its millions of users and buyers, would have allowed this impoverished artist a more financially stable income. We will never know …

Why Cutting Arts Funding Impacts the Bottom Line

by Lynn S. Schwebach Eli Broad, founder of two Fortune 500 companies, billionaire, philanthropist, education reformer, and world-class art collector, told Charlie Rose in an interview exactly what he has learned from artists: “I’ve learned to be a lot more ‘broad’ minded. Artists see the world differently than bankers, lawyers—than we business people.” Excuse the …

For Selling Online, Consult Handmade Seller!

by Lynn S. Schwebach As a creative internet seller, do you sometimes feel like Dorothy trying to get to Oz, relying on advice from scarecrows and tin men traveling the same road, realizing months into the journey that you aren’t any further along than when you first started? Worse yet, maybe you majored in marketing …