Twitter Tweekly for August 26 2012

Highlights from my Twitter stream from the past two weeks.
New video invite (with hummingbirds singing) to my Blast Off class (program no longer available)
Have you checked out the free #artist marketing plans at
Love this subject line in my inbox: “Last chance Raku!!” but don't like so much that it was cc'd to over 190 people
Follow Alyson on TwitterRT @lisacall: Permission based marketing: learn it, follow it & stop adding me to your newsletter list w/o asking <amen
Great NPR story re how art travels to museums
Art history lesson on The Death of Marat by David…
Back to School Guide: The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck via @artinfo
Why social media might not be working for you NYT
Your FB posts reach 16% of your fans via @JonLoomer
RT @ArtsyShark: How a Decorative Painter Built a Business #art #design
The Stupid Things You Do in the Name of Productivity (and How to Fix Them) via @lifehacker
Artist reads IRBITS, gets featured on online site, writes press release re it and gets newspaper coverage. Nice!
The Key To A Thriving Creative Class? Give Artists Their Own Real Estate Developers via @FastCompany

Tweeters Quoting Me

“The minute you decide you have limitations, you will be forever bound by those constraints.”
“It’s a sure bet that no one is going to buy it until they see it.”

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2 thoughts on “Twitter Tweekly for August 26 2012”

  1. “The minute you decide you have limitations, you will be forever bound by those constraints.”
    This is one of those statements that sounds true and maybe even IS true in certain situations, but also has an equal and opposite reaction–so to speak! Limitations can be useful in that they force you to be creative and to push them. Thinking INSIDE the box–being bound–often means being that much more inventive with your givens since you cannot simply find givens you like better.
    And understanding limitations in this way is important if you are to be fulfilled. Constraints are a part of life, but they don’t have to hamper you. In fact, they can set you free!

    1. Alyson Stanfield

      Gwenn: I completely agree with this! I’ve read a number of books and articles that mention this.
      I guess I was intending it to be for more “big picture” stuff like goals and vision, not for individual projects. I’ll try to be clearer next time.

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