Stop limiting your art by sticking with what you know.
Art is about pushing boundaries.
If it wasn’t, you would still draw on cave walls with sticks.
Thanks to boundaries being pushed you have sketch pads and pencils, and wondrous digital tools like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, plus professional drawing tools.
It’s fine to change focus from time to time.
Some colleagues have changed focus from creating colouring designs to creating journals.
Journals? You know, notebook-type writing books.
Before you tell me journals have nothing to do with art, have you checked any out?
I publish journals with a small box on alternate pages so people can doodle, add their own artwork, add a quote of the day, word of the day, anything they want.
Journals Are Not Just For Writing.
You can buy journals with colouring designs on certain pages.
When you’re trying to think what to write, a handy colouring design is ideal for taking your mind away from writing to a few pleasurable minutes of colouring.
You may think journals are not proper art.
Get your head from up your bum.
A journal is a showcase for art.
A journal is another place for you to display your art where people wouldn’t usually think to look.
Unless you count the growing army of journallers and writers who write in journals.
Where better to show your art to a new market?
You can place your art on the cover of a journal, front and back.
It’ll be seen by buyers and lookers, especially if you sell it on Amazon.
Remember to add some inside the journal, and “Cover design by <yourname>” and “Internal artwork by <yourname>” under the copyright notice.
It all adds up to getting your art wider coverage than you would have had by limiting yourself.
Explore your options.
Find where else you can showcase your art – t-shirts, drinks coasters, posters, embroidery and tapestry canvasses. Where else?
Stop limiting your art and stop limiting YOU!