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By Michelle Van Slyke/Entrepreneur Small Business Saturday will be the busiest day of the year for...Read More
If you want to be successful as an artist, don’t overlook your local market. The place you live can be a veritable treasure trove of opportunities, for two big reasons; number one, you know the area, so you aren’t starting from scratch in terms of networking contacts and number two, you are only competing with other local and regional artists and not the tens of thousands of other artists vying for buyers in the online realm.Read More
by Nancy LaFever I remember encouraging other fine craft artists to put up a website back in the...Read More
Q. I have been working full-time as a graphic art designer. I do my crafting whenever I have a spare moment. My employer is going to be downsizing his business. Should I seek another graphic art position, or should I “bite the bullet” and commit to doing my craft full-time? I have savings. What is your advice for crossing over from amateur to professional?Read More
I have a lot of collectibles in my home—many were made by artisans. The thing is, I have no idea how much I paid for any of these creations. I never saved any receipts and many were bought for cash at local art fairs. How do I go about estimating value for insurance purposes and for estate purposes?
—Darlene, via e-mail
I have a very nice, wide selection of artist-made jewelry. How do I catalog these pieces, wear them, and have my family (who will inherit them) know which pieces go with which description? I have been putting pieces in plastic bags, labeling the bag, wearing the piece, but not necessarily remembering to place it back in the original bag. Need help and advice.
—Joan, via e-mail
Q. What is a “gallery”? My friend says it is a shop that has a strong crafts presence, but I say it is more like a museum, where the items are for sale? Who is right?
—Charity H., via e-mailRead More