Vaughn belak

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Follow the evidence.

Follow the evidence.

A friend of mine says that success leaves a trail of evidence. Follow that trail and you will have a similar outcome. You can have the same success another person has if you do what they do ...

Through the noise.

Through the noise.

As an artist the most important thing I need is attention. I need you to know who I am and know what I do. If you don't know me then you won't buy my art. So, I need to get your attention. I...

Feedback

Feedback

Something I am starting to ask people that have purchased my art is why. Why? What made you decide to buy my artwork? Was it my color choices? Was it my subject matter? Was it the way the pi...

Selling art at live events.

Selling art at live events.

I take part in a lot of street art/live vendor type events. This is where I make my bill money and meet people to get new commission work. These events are great opportunities to see who you...

Say yes.

Say yes.

I sometimes get requests for commissions where I am asked to paint something outside my comfort zone or maybe things I simply wouldn't paint if left to my own ideas. This is part of being a ...

Thank you October

Thank you October

Recently I have had several projects surface that I worked on earlier in the year. October in general is usually my busiest time of year and this was no exception. At one point I looked arou...

Action.

Action.

Solo show is up and running, recently had art added to a new book that is now out on shelves everywhere, commissions are rolling out slowly and yet...I feel like I am locked up. Stuck. It's ...

Devil is in the details.

Devil is in the details.

Today was a very good day. Deposits received for two commissions, set up times to hang my next show and worked on lining up another. Details slip my attention sometimes. One of the other thi...

I do what for a living?!

I do what for a living?!

Sometimes I just stop and say out loud that I am grateful that I can create for a living. That I am grateful that my job is to make art and share that with others. It's overwhelming. I don't...