I'm really happy to share with you the news of my new blog - Considerations for Living a Life of Art And Design.
Why start a new blog?
My career of late has taken a decided path toward writing. Both graphic design and writing are forms of communication; however, I am rather enjoying the freedom and liberty that comes with being a professional writer. It provides a way of finally being able to
S L O W D O W N and reflect on topics and dreams that are important to me. This doesn't mean that I am giving up graphic design and marketing. But the design and marketing clients and projects that I will be taking on will be far more selective.
Considerations is, in part, a reflection and chronicle of my experiences in the art and design industry but it also focuses on the more social aspect of helping you, the reader, develop the most creative and amazing life you possibly can.
Considerations for Living a Life of Art and Design is hosted at lisamikulski.com which has always served as my site for writing. I wanted to have more control over the design and functionality of my blog and Wordpress provided me the ability to do this. Self hosting is also more cost effective.
I haven't yet marketed Considerations in any way. I first wanted to share the news with you and I've been working hard to create a body of quality content and refining the navigation and functionality of the site. I'd like to invite you to visit and let me know your thoughts. Please comment if you have an opinion or suggestion. Read the About page because Considerations is not a blog for everyone. Topics, thus far, include:
- Creating a Designer's Toolbox
- Artist Profile: Balam Soto
- 10 Ways to be Extraordinary
- Designing Your Perfect Day
- How I Designed MY Perfect Day
- The Client's Bill of Rights
Over the years I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to market yourself as a designer or artist. My mission for Considerations is to share that information with you and to provide tips and thought provoking content for readers who don’t want to live an average and mediocre life. It's not just a design blog or an art blog... my mission is to enable you to live a productive, creative and extraordinary lifestyle.
From an art business, standpoint, there have been many changes in the last 10 years and the rapid development of technology and the recent economic crisis has changed the way we need think about and conduct business. The Internet has become a major tool for communication and we should all be using it.
Quite simply, the old ways of doing business in the creative sector will not serve us well today. It’s time to start rethinking the business of creativity and about how to better enable ourselves to live the type of life we dream about rather than sit on the sidelines being invisible or unheard. Who better to reinvent the parameters of doing business in the arts than the creatives themselves.
I will be posting to Considerations every Monday and Thursday. Posts will include articles; artist, book and gallery reviews; profiles of amazing and extraordinary people (profiles will be few and far between because truly extraordinary people are hard to come by), art management and marketing tips and ways to incorporate art and design into your lifestyle.
I presently write for INK Publications (CT) and ArtScope Magazine (Boston). Another project that I'm very excited about is my contribution for AIGA CT in which I've been chosen to write the book for the organization's upcoming LOTION event establishing a new brand identity for the American School for the Deaf.
Thanks so much for being loyal readers of ArtLOOK. You guys ROCK! I hope you will follow me at Considerations.