Exhibiting is one of the greatest pleasures and privileges for an artist – no matter the medium. Textile/fabric art is just the same.
Over the years, I have developed simple strategies which have helped me do what I love: make work for exhibition and sale.
Here are some of my suggestions for exhibiting your work – perhaps they will help you:
- to exhibit you need to produce the work. Plan well in advance!
- establish a routine – it will be your friend in the end. Routine is what gets me over the line every time.
- make the commitment to exhibiting and stick to it. It’s a choice at the end of the day.
- have a great work ethic. Make a schedule of places/events you would like to exhibit and work towards that.
- Enjoy the process:
- problem solving
- ‘Love what you do’ – a quote from one of my mentors, Karma Victoria Baines. Why else would you do it?
- Take time off to play, experiment and just have fun doing something completely different.
- Strive for balance. Life is all about balance so enjoy time with family and friends, go shopping or walk in the bush.
By following the above I am able to work daily towards set goals – and it’s not about coming first or winning ribbons – it’s purely the satisfaction of designing and creating something you love.
Click here to visit the Extraordinary Routines website. I just love reading about how other artists work and how they organise their day.
Quote of the week:
‘Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they like it or not. While they are deciding, make even more art.’ Andy Warhol.
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