Friday, October 8, 2010

Alyson Stanfield's "Cultivate Collectors" Class

About a year and a half ago, I was involved in a "salon" class based on the book "I'd Rather Be In The Studio" by Alyson Stanfield. It was a group facilitated by Julie Mitchell in Coarsegold and we met every for several months and continued to meet monthly for some time after the salon was over. We became the group of women artists now called "Sisters 7".

Well, anyway, it was a great experience and I learned so much from reading the book that I wanted to know more. So, I signed up for an online class of Alyson's called "Cultivate Collectors" and it has just begun. We have a daily assignment and homework and we communicate with each other via an online blog. It's only Day 3 of 18 days now and I already feel like I've gotten my money's worth out of the class. What it's done is renew my interest in moving forward at becoming a better marketer of my work. As they say, it doesn't matter how good of an artist you become if you have no outlet for it, no place or way to sell your work or make it available for others to see. Well, I've found lots of places and ways to "get it out there", now it's a matter of doing a better job of staying in touch with people and cultivating new people. It's all related to my mailing list or contact list--adding to it, keeping it up, and using it!

Onward and upward! Or, as Sheila Boyd (one of my six "sisters") would say:

"Sparkle and Shine!"


  1. Kathleen: I'm delighted to have you in the CC class and do hope you find it valuable.

  2. It's wonderful to see you art, Kathleen, after reading your artist introduction. It makes you come alive as a fellow student in this interesting and instructive seminar!

  3. Thank you, Alyson. I am finding it VERY valuable already. :)

  4. Marilyn, thank you so much for visiting. I agree that it has been a most productive class. I'll be working on it for a while, but that's totally a good thing.