Twitter Tweekly from @abstanfield

This week there's a nice blend of inspirational quotes, practical how-to info, and entertainment. Enjoy!
Update on art inventory systems fr LisaMcShaneArt
Facebook changes revealed in NYT tech article
RT JulieMorgenstrn: Capture all your to-dos in one place. You have one life, use one planner! #timemanagement <YES!
Twitter BirdRT KarenAnnJones: Site for printing checks with your art on them: < Thx!

The Picasso Guide to Being a Social Media Legend via copyblogger

Billionaire seeks divorce b/c he wants to be a painter
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave. – Francis Bacon Constantin Brancusi
Tax changes for 2012 – esp for PayPal, online sales. via lunajaffe
Excellent post fr robertgenn re co-op galleries. Things to consider
Intrigued that BlurbBooks is launching into e-book productions
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision. – James McNeill Whistler
Fascinating. Eye-tracker software shows where ppl look on a painting
Don't be stymied by someone telling you you're doing it wrong. fineartviews
from @markmcguinness Here's a podcast I recorded with toddhenry about creativity, overcoming creative blocks etc.
RT TylerGreenDC: Hilarity. MT cmonstah: J. Saltz talks art reality, fantasy green room demands + what it'… (cont)
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    1. Sarah: Don’t be sorry. But I do wish you would have informed me of this article and given me a chance to respond.

  1. Hey Alyson, I may be wrong, but according to several sites on Google (not scientific of course) the quote:
    “Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.” is credited to Constantin Brancusi not Francis Bacon.
    Maybe an art historian can weigh in to confirm.
    Love the quote regardless! Thanks, Casey

    1. Casey: You are 100% right! (And, dang, I have that MA in art history and Brancusi is my favorite sculptor!)
      I actually made the correction in a tweet immediately following, but I picked up the wrong one for this post. My awful bad. A thousand lashes!
      I have made the correction above. Thank you!

  2. About #8 – I’ve worked in pencil since 1986 and very slowly increased my prices as it became harder to keep up with demand. 6 years ago I began oil painting and priced those very low (in a manner taught by Jack White). I’ve only raised prices once and am told by other artists they are too low. But, I can keep up with demand and know it isn’t time to raise the prices.
    Here’s the weirdness: my drawings on paper (even unframed) are priced much higher than my paintings on canvas. No way can I lower my pencil prices after hundreds of local folks have paid for them. And it would be wrong to raise the prices on the oils when I have lots of inventory.
    Frankly, my drawings are much better than my paintings and probably will be for the rest of my career because of the great head start!

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