Hello Everyone! How the heck are ya all?
I thought I'd post a little update about the happenings at K Potter Fine Art.
First off, I want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has come into the studio, for paint parties, art walks, to say hello or to purchase some ART! You all make my job worth it, and I am so grateful to share my art with you.
This last week I took a vacation- a full week off. I can't remember the last time I did that, and it did exactly what I hoped- it refreshed me and got me excited about everything. This last year has been a phenomenal one, highly productive and including a lot of great step-ups. It started with a show at Katabatic Brewery that pushed me to create a series (a series that I feel is completely 100% my style and how I want to move forward in the future).
Shortly after that, I moved into my studio space at 105 W Lewis Street which then prompted me to take a much more active roll in the Livingston Gallery Association. For a while, we had weekly meetings to discuss marketing strategies for the plethora of galleries and art in Livingston, and how to promote and make the art walks a success. One thing I did for that association was build the website: www.livingstongalleryassociation.com (check it out if ya want!).
Another thing my new space and sense of professionalism inspired me to do was sign up for the Montana Artrepeneur's Program (MAP for short). This program is basically an art CENTRIC business course, and has been extremely helpful for the tools it has given me (many of which I am still building) and the support and possibilities it has presented. I have met some truly wonderful and extremely talented artists in the program, and am excited to apply the things I have learned.
As I look towards the future, I am excited to continue offering pet portraits, my original artwork and printed artwork (namely on metal). I am starting to apply to more competitions/juried exhibits, and even possibly to some grants.
I get a lot of inspiration from marketing guru Gary Vaynerchuck, and perhaps the greatest lesson I have learned from him is "patience". I never expected an art career to be an overnight success, but allowing myself to have patience also allows me to really appreciate the ground I have covered, and to remember I am still new in this career with a lot to to learn and a lot of people to look up to.
Anyways, just thought I'd do a quick Sunday morning share and reflection. Thanks for reading, and I hope your journeys are all going splendidly as well!
Love LOVE love