Friday, January 9, 2009

Is It Working for You?



This past week I asked the question "Is it True?" How did you do with that one? Did it make
a difference? Were you surprised at your answers? Well , here is the follow up question
"Is it working for you?"Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Believing in what is not true about yourself will impact how you act throughout a day.
Now that you've thought about it and asked yourself this question...is it working for you?
What is your answer?
It is said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.


January is a month of lists.All kinds of lists get written with the hopes of a different,better outcome. Be it health, wealth or love,write that list! No cheating, don't just think about it,
write it down. My suggestion:



  • Make a list of activities concerning your day as a "working artist" (I say working artist,because there is a difference to ones approach if it is how you pay the bills as opposed to an occasional art show inwhich you participate now & then.



  1. Are you painting each day? Duh....you'd be surprised how many of us don't get past this 1st question!

  2. Are you prepared to grab an opportunity to show your work if it suddenly comes along?Do you have business cards,photos of your work etc.

  3. Is your work professionally presentable?

Are you letting people know that you have work to sell?

I could go on and on,but you get the idea. Start writing!





2 comments:

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Helen, This is sincerely my most favorite piece!

Helen Harris said...

Thanks Robin! My increased activity in the studio & on the internet has focused my energy on making my painting a "working" business.The thought process is leading me to ask myself these questions. I do welcome feedback.