We are like movie projectors. What is in us is projected. Whether we like it or not. You might think nobody can see what your are feeling inside but you cannot hide it. The image we have of ourselves comes through loud and clear.
I knew a gal that was not physically very attractive , she was kind of mousy looking. But she projected extreme self confidence and beauty. even though she did not have a lot of natural beauty you totally thought she was beautiful.
Her insides were coming through loud and clear. She not only projected self value but she was intimidating.
A person that knows where they are going and doing is intimidating.
And they are a gift.
we don’t own our lives. We should go forth and be ourselves as though we are extremely valuable, because we are. How can everyone else get to use our value if we shut it away in self loathing.
A friend of mine says “she is rocking that dress” You can rock your life if you are aware of this . WE BELIEVE WHAT YOU PROJECT ON YOUR SCREEN
If you have a big decision to make you weigh the pros and cons look at strengths and weakness and then you have to throw in the unknown factor. The unknown factor is the part is you don’t see coming. Like the housing crisis. When you bought an investment house in 2005 , you felt like you were making a responsible, sure fire, good to go investment. You did not see the housing crash coming. Or did you?? Some things are too easy. easy money is one of them, it always has a price. That was the biggest indicator of risk. How easy is it “AT FIRST”.
Investing now is even scarier. Because you saw what happened. On the other hand, people are people and they still have needs and they still want to enjoy life.
Which brings me to my biggest point. It is only a risk if what you have is not high quality. Quality and Value do not go out of style. or demand. People want those two things always. Houses still sell in 5 minutes if you have a pristine good value house. People know a value when they see it and that is what they want. Give them that and you will reduce your risk factor. Even in the great depression some things always did well.
The paintings that I sell the most are girls in red. anything red seems to attract people to buy. Why is a woman in a red dress irresistible ? Two things. The female form is a powerful motivator. You combine that with the most alluring color in the world and it is a dynamic duo.
Color is such a life supporting thing. Anything Red in a room will immediately attract your eye.
You feel energized and excited at the same time. Maybe it is what we associate with the color that triggers our brain to respond like that but you can use that to promote an idea that you want to get across. You can have too much of a good thing too. Once I had a show and it had about 7 big red paintings in it. A customer went on and on about how there was too much red. She just couldn’t take it. It was overwhelming to her.
But a big red painting in a dull colored room will breath life into it like nothing else will. If I had red walls , I would put the bluest paintings I had up so it would balance it out. Black and white on red will feel like war. I would stay away from that.
Yellow makes you be more creative. when you look at yellow, a chemical is released into your brain, and that makes you think more creatively. Yellow is happy and that relaxes you so you can think more free form.
You probably know that jail cells are painted pink to calm down the prisoners down. I painted my bathroom pink to take long luxurious baths in. Works like a charm. I don’t care what sex you are pink will calm you down. We sleep better in pink sheets.
Beige. I do not believe in beige. It is like dirty white. and I feel sad and alone when I have to look at it. NO walls should be beige . or greige or any awful color.
Color can be used to help so many areas of our lives . I do not think neutral colors are neutral. Nothing is neutral. Neutral tells me I am too afraid to live.
I say live and breath and have your being!
I need a bright yellow studio .
Attitude is everything, plain and simple. Let me tell you a story.
When I lived in San Francisco, I had this boyfriend who dumped me. I was doing the usual crying sad thing when all of a sudden I had this realization that I could choose to be happy instead. I could in fact be super happy and have the greatest life as it was all dependent on me making my mind up to do so. How happy did I want to be? Really really happy and joyful. The second I thought that I felt this overwhelming sense of power.
If you are not dependent on your environment, then anything can happen and it will be ok. You could be sitting in a jail and be happy or your husband could just leave you with 12 kids and no money and you could be happy still. Your mind will obey you no matter what you tell it. That takes all the power of everybody else away and gives it back to you, where it belongs.It is your life so you should be in charge of how things are run in it. Your life is like a store. You can always get new inventory.
Anyway back to my story, I walked down the street happy as a lark and two things happened, I became strong in a new area , and I was a magnet for what happened next.
Everyone needs money to live and nobody wants to talk about it and how to get it. I have found that anything I do just for money turns out not to sell. If I think, “oh so so will love this and buy it,” I am wrong. To get money you have to not paint for money or write for money or do anything with that sole purpose in mind.
Now marketing what was already painted for love, that is something else. Marketing is just showing someone what you have. That is all. It is not persuading them to buy, or cajoling them or tricking them or even bothering them. THEY are just people who may or may not love what you do. They have to see it though as you want them to see it.
Wear it if it is clothes. hang it in your house if it is a painting. put it in a natural setting and they will love it too. Marketing is a gift. Y0u are sharing your special thing and that is not selfish, or money grubbing or anything else negative. It is sharing your loved thing and that is unselfish and pure. Marketing is pure love if you think of it rightly.