Once again the holidays are upon us and I decided to put together a gift guide of some of my southern favorites. The south is known for its great food, charm and lifestyle, but one of my favorite things are the artisans and small businesses that are the heart of the south. Here are some of my favorite picks for special people in your life. You are welcome, your holiday shopping just got a little easier.
In a world flooded with art and creativity how do we set ourselves apart in a competitive market? The answer is; brand and relationships. Amazing talent does not make you a profitable artist and an artist with a great brand does not make you a profitable; the magic comes in combining the two. Each artist has to find their own path of branding and how it should be applied. And this can come in many forms such as a unified style or even just a unified technique to the work.
Social media can be a lonely place. You may have thousands of followers, but how many of those followers are real relationships? Artists not working in a collaborative space can feel isolated. Creatives thrive on community and collaboration. While I value being able to work in my home studio close to my family, it can also be hard and lonely.