Chapter 37 – “A Stumbling Block”

In January 2016 I published my first art book.  This book is a collection of my doodle art and watercolor paintings.  With each painting I have told a story from my life and/or personal experience from my journey on being an artist.  I’m excited to share with you one chapter from my book.  This week is Chapter Number 37: “A Stumbling Block”. 

Image:  A Stumbling Block

We all have stepping-stones on the pathway of where we want to go.  Deciding whether or not to use them is the hard part.

When I first started thinking about licensing my art to manufacturers for their products I had to do a ton of research to figure out what I needed to do.

I knew that I wanted to find an agent, but before I could find an agent I first had to create a portfolio.  This was a daunting task in the beginning that totally overwhelmed me.  I could see how completing this portfolio could cause most people to say, “never mind… I’ll go do something else”.

Once I was able to see that building a portfolio was like a building block (or stepping stone) to what I really wanted, it became easier to complete the task.  Which in the end lead to finding an agent, which was the original goal.

 

To read about the project, click here.

 

To read the introduction, click here.

 

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