I'd rather be in the studio ~ a book review

I’d rather be in the Studio ~by Alyson B. Stanfield
“The Artist’s no-excuse guide to self-promotion”



This book has been recommended by many in the art world whom I admire. The author, Alyson B. Stanfield is an art-marketing consultant. In this book she writes about the “excuses” artists can make that keeps them from becoming a more outgoing, assertive, and social media giant, referring to their art “business”.
The chapters in the book fully explore areas where artists might be weak in self-promotion, and gives many suggestions on things to do. Topics from, how to write a better artist’s statement; to all the ins and outs of social media and beyond touch just a small fraction of what can be found in the pages of this book. The author includes links to download worksheets that are mentioned in the book. These can be found on the website: http://www.idratherbeinthestudio.com/free-downloads/
For me personally, I found some of this knowledge not new to me, but other chapters were helpful. I found a couple of things to be outdated. I think that’s just because of the ever changing I.T. world we live in. And I must say that some of the suggestions would work better for someone who is a visual artist, such as a painter or photographer. It just seemed to have language geared more towards that type of artist. Overall, I do recommend it.



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