Designing A Collection that Will Sell

Basic forms and shapes, and simple handmade pieces don’t have that important signature look, and their perceived value is lower than more complex, unusual pieces.

Artist Profile: Muffy Clark Gill

I create my paintings using the ancient wax and dye resist process known as batik.

Artist Profile: Claudia Lynch

I try to have something at every price point to make ShoeStories prints, cards books and coloring books an affordable gift choice and impulse purchase.

How One Artist Built a Successful Wholesale Business

What sets me apart from my competition is that I have become a multi-media brand.

Artist Profile: Dawn Teasdale

A walk in the woods, down a beach, or even a city street can be the inspiration for a whole new series of work.

Choose Your Collection Carefully

The strongest collections are built upon a solid concept with related pieces that make sense and work together well.

Can I Turn My Hobby into a Business?

If you are a hobbyist who wants to make money, you must either hire someone to be the business side of your brain, or you must become a business owner yourself.

Partner Up for Your Next Open Studio

Adding more artists to your sale doesn’t diminish your slice of the pie. The goal is to make the pie larger!

Hobbyists and Mass Producers Don’t Matter (unless you let them)

When you stop being concerned about what everyone else is doing, you can focus your energy on your highest priorities.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get It All Done?

If you are constantly struggling to “get it all done,” there are probably some critical core activities you need to incorporate into your business.