Furniture Artist Life with Aaron

Paint What You Love

March 13, 2022 Aaron Season 1 Episode 14
Paint What You Love
Furniture Artist Life with Aaron
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Furniture Artist Life with Aaron
Paint What You Love
Mar 13, 2022 Season 1 Episode 14
Aaron

·      White, Cream, Gray—that’s what sells—right?

·      If you are making a living and killing it, and you love that, then you are good to go 

·      Is that what you want to do?

·      Are you just going through the motions?

·      Consider diversifying your portfolio. There’s can be a balance of making money, selling furniture the public wants, and then also painting what inspires you. Find that balance of keeps your customers happy and maybe find new customers.

·      If you go all in, you could alienate yourself from the customers. You’ll find out quickly, painfully possibly. You may need an online market for your creative approach and style—which is totally fine too.

·      Find the customer that loves you. Or create more to love.

·      You can find a balance.

·      Make sure you give yourself an opportunity to love what you do

Pitfalls

·      You are pressured into doing what others are doing —pier pressure

·      you think others expect you to do?

·      you are just keeping up with what others are also doing.

·      Yesterday I walked through the business where one of my booths is located. It’s always good to keep up with what is going around you, pricing, colors, styles, etc.

·      This can be even evident doing commissioned work.

o   They want the normal looks

o   They want the hard looks outside of your skillset

o   You really want to please the client

·      It’s possible you are in the early stages of your creative development, and you aren’t sure what you want to do yet

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Show Notes

·      White, Cream, Gray—that’s what sells—right?

·      If you are making a living and killing it, and you love that, then you are good to go 

·      Is that what you want to do?

·      Are you just going through the motions?

·      Consider diversifying your portfolio. There’s can be a balance of making money, selling furniture the public wants, and then also painting what inspires you. Find that balance of keeps your customers happy and maybe find new customers.

·      If you go all in, you could alienate yourself from the customers. You’ll find out quickly, painfully possibly. You may need an online market for your creative approach and style—which is totally fine too.

·      Find the customer that loves you. Or create more to love.

·      You can find a balance.

·      Make sure you give yourself an opportunity to love what you do

Pitfalls

·      You are pressured into doing what others are doing —pier pressure

·      you think others expect you to do?

·      you are just keeping up with what others are also doing.

·      Yesterday I walked through the business where one of my booths is located. It’s always good to keep up with what is going around you, pricing, colors, styles, etc.

·      This can be even evident doing commissioned work.

o   They want the normal looks

o   They want the hard looks outside of your skillset

o   You really want to please the client

·      It’s possible you are in the early stages of your creative development, and you aren’t sure what you want to do yet

Support the Show.