How to Become A Happier Artist

Artists are fickle. Our inspiration is fickle, our sense of self can come as fast as it goes. One thing that I’ve noticed around the art community is the sheer amount of people unhappy with themselves and their work. There’s so many people that complain about their lack of improvement in their art, as well as the many mental troubles they face because of it.​

In order to become a happier artist, you’re definitely going to have to check yourself before you spiral downward.

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Selling Art Offline

How to Start Selling Your Art OFFLINE

It’s already a doozy starting to sell your work online, but selling your work personally might be able to net you quicker results. If you want to sell your art, the first thing I suggest you do, dear artist, is to take a look at the style of artwork that you do, and see what places accommodate your style.

For example, I’m an illustrator. My work is shown best at anime and video game conventions. Artist Alleys are what they’re called.

I also have the wonderful yet frustrating pleasure of being niched down to the furry community. That makes me stand out even more so at these anime and game conventions.

Going to conventions for the first year or so might not be profitable. You may make only a sale or two. However, you will be able to get to know people, everyday people that will appreciate speaking with you. You will get to gauge how the audience reacts to your art. You will be able to understand who is in your target market.


What is this…“Target Market?”

Your target market is a group of people or a demographic that is interested in your work. They have a set of interests, personality traits, and mannerisms that mesh with what you bring to the table. Selling online or off. When I go to these cons, I take into consideration who these people are, how they react to my work, and why they might do so. I still have a little trouble on figuring this out, but when you find a solid target market, you’ll know what products to make, the style to make it, and how to sell it.


When Selling Offline, Keep this in Mind:

You are there to make a connection. Bring value into a passerby’s life. People may not even remember what you sell, however they will always remember how you made them feel. Do your best to maximize these connections. Because if you keep going back to these conventions year after year, you will soon grow and people will follow you.

I’ve have many times where someone said “Hey! I remember you from last year!” These are the types of people that bring their friends over to my table, and someone buys something from me.

Having that personal connection with people is key to selling your work. Doing so offline makes that part a bit easier.

Want to learn more about the Artist Alley and sell more art? There’s a lot of prep work that goes to selling your work offline. If you are interested in tackling the artist alley world, I write a lot about it on my blogs as well as video about it on my YouTube channel.

Check out my Artist Alley Playlist for beginners!

Let me know if you have any questions, and I’ll be happy to answer them.

Have a PrettyKitty Kind of Day,


Wanderlust and the Stationary Artist

​I’m a city girl.
Metropolitan areas are my jam.

But one thing that sets me apart is that as much as I love the city, as much as I love bustling people and places and transit and things, I need something a little more… Green.

Taken on my trip to New Orleans last year.

There are days that cripple me with wanderlust. There are days during my commute to work that I wish I was in Japan, or Ireland, or maybe Switzerland or Amsterdam. Literally, if I’m walking to my job and it starts downpouring, I think of how much at peace I’d be if I were on the other side of the world.

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Art Inspiration is Everyhwere. Yes, Even in Winter.

​​​Being a city girl, experiencing different areas is something that I treasure the most.

I see so many cars and people and buildings that it all looks the same to me. After watching a few videos of artists exploring different areas and reading about some were able to transform a photo into a new painting, I had to do this myself.

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How to Design Buttons pt. 2 – Packaging

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Now, you’ve got your buttons sent out and you’re anxiously awaiting that package.

Wait, you don’t? Check out this post on how to design your buttons!

If you DO have your designs, then let’s work designing their packaging!

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How to Design Buttons pt. 1 – File Preparation

So, you’re an artist that wants to sell their work at conventions or fairs. Or, there’s a cause you’re down for and you want to sell buttons to raise money. Well, I got you covered. Sit back, relax, and I’ll give you the low-key-low-down on my button designing process. 😉

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