Publication Tip #7

10:04 AM Posted In , Edit This 1 Comment »
Publication Tips For Scrapbookers #7

Create an artist statement.

An artist statement can be used in your bio, your resume, at crops, at tradeshows, on your blog, at parties, in emails, etc.

According to artist coach Alyson Stanfield, a good artist statement/introduction is:

• Succinct
• Intriguing
• Enticing
• Colorful (forms pictures for the listener)
• Brief (no longer than 10 seconds!)

Preparation is the key! You only get one chance to make a first impression!
Your introduction includes:
• Your name (if you haven't already said it)
• The type of art you create
• Descriptive language that helps the listener imagine what your work looks like

You should also be prepared to point to a recent accomplishment. This is not the time to be shy or modest. You should make the most of your initial meetings with each and every person you come across. Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression.

My resume has my artist statement written into it:

I'm a published freelance scrapbook artist and founder of the popular Everyday Digital Scrapbooking Idea blog featuring daily tutorials. My digitally-infused creations feature photojournalism and meaningful content. Fellow scrappers across the country and internationally turn to me for inspiration and help using their computer as a scrapbooking tool.

I have recently accepted a position as a columnist for the brand new magazine Scrapbook Dimensions.

1 Share your thouughts:

EquineSpirit said...

Great tip!