September 9, 2021
By John Anderson, AHA
As An Artist, What Are Your Desires?
Every artist plays a different and necessary part in contributing to the overall health, development, and well-being of our society. Here are 5 things that artists accomplish by forming their own business:
- An art business brings joyfulness, insight, and inspiration to their communities, and to the world of art.
- Art is about bonding with people’s emotions. It’s personal and at the same time, it is global.
- The successful art business is faithful to the community and the world at large by bringing value and creativity to artistic endeavors.
- All art businesses reveal stories, provide learning, and amplify cultural growth.
- Although artists typically work alone in their studios and business, they choose to play a much larger role in advancing the arts and creativity.
From my sources, the following artists explained to me their innermost thoughts and in doing so, expose their desires.
What are yours?
“I feel my role as an artist is to be an ambassador for the natural beauty that is found here. I paint out-of-doors as often as I can to get the clearest vision I can of my surroundings. That helps me capture it the most the highest level of truth.”
“There are many roles that an artist fills. But, in smaller cities, having local artists brings a sense of pride to the community. It also sets examples for young people who might be considering careers in the arts. Artists support their communities by teaching their art and craft. I am that artist.”
“I prefer to be a harbinger of good news and hope, in this increasingly broken world of ours and I find that images have immense power to restore collective emotional pain and lift the spirit.”
At Artistic Harmonies Association we would like to hear from you and become of a collective community of positive influence in the world of art. Will you join in the conversation?
“Looking at a beautiful painting, or staring up at a huge, awe-inspiring sculpture, we’re often left struggling for words. These personal and emotional experiences are hard to express in language. But many people, both artists and non-artists, have managed to put words together that seem to capture this amazing, inexpressible feeling.”
– Pablo Picasso
I repeat this with confidence from a previous blogpost of 09/02/2021:
How can we help you to fill in the areas where your need is the greatest?
First, we have to be honest with each other and figure out where your strengths and weaknesses lie. We will then put in your business goals the “when” to seek help to strengthen your efforts and achieve great things.
This basically means, we need to know who you are, you need to know how we can help you, and as I’ve mentioned in other blogs, you need to know you! I realize that this blogpost seems to be centered on those who want to start an Art business, but actually it is also designed to help you continue to grow your existing business whether it has been active for 1 year, or 30 years.
The objective is to discover where you are in the business cycle, the best path forward to meet your challenges and the best actions to take to reap the rewards. Knowing it takes time for a business to grow, we also know that success begins with a seed, and progresses to full bloom.
My messaged to you comes from George Bernard Shaw: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” It’s your turn!