28 October 2015
Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibitions subtitled “Selections from the Permanent Collection” never sound dramatic, but shows of master drawings from collections like those of the Met (or the Morgan Library or the National Gallery) are actually rare treasures. Drawings and prints are considered delicate, subject to light […]
Hello my friends – I am always pleased to get the latest copy of the SCBWI Bulletin in the mail. Even just opening the envelope to see and be delighted by the cover art is a treat. It never fails to disappoint. But this time around it was especially sweet to flip ahead and see […]
26 October 2015
25 October 2015
Today we take time out to honor the humble, under-utilized, centuries-old, low-tech postcard.
Why spend virtual ink on such an old-fashioned method of communication? Because postcards can do what email cannot do.
Postcards can’t be targeted as spam by an aggressive filter.
Postcards can’t be accidentally (or purposefully) deleted by recipients.
Postcards are likely to be tacked to a refrigerator or kept as a memento.
Postcards are tactile. We can hold them in our hands and ponder them. They have the potential to delight, which is something we rarely say about email these days.
You, like the private clients I advise, would benefit from sending three or four postcards a year.
Postcards are most often used to invite people to an upcoming exhibition or open studio.
Some artists design a single postcard with a schedule of all upcoming shows they’re participating in.
But if you don’t have an upcoming exhibition, you might wonder what you’d say on a postcard or why you’d send one in the first place.
Here are 8 other occasions for using postcards to promote your art and build relationships with your list.
21 October 2015
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16 October 2015
Though he was also accomplished in oil, 19th century Scottish painter Arthur Melville is know in particular for his unique and influential style of watercolor painting. Melville’s approach was radical and very different from the mainstream of British watercolorists at the time. Though he worked in transparent watercolor, Melville painted on specially prepared paper which […]
Madame Alexandre Lethière and Her Daughter Letizia, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres Graphite on paper, roughly 11×9 in (30×22 cm); in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use the download or zoom icons under the image. Another of Ingres’ marvelous pencil portraits in which the delicately attentive portrait is set off by his seemingly casual sketch of […]
14 October 2015
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07 October 2015
Idealized Portrait of a Lady (Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci as Nymph), Sandro Botticelli Tempera on wood panel, 32×21 in (82×54 cm) Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt. There is also an article devoted to the painting on Wikipedia. This exquisite […]