Stories That Bleed | FineArtViews


This post is by Clint Watson, former art gallery owner and founder of BoldBrush, identified for FASO Artist Sites, the primary company of experienced artist sites, the $38,000+ BoldBrush Painting Competition and the totally free each day art marketing and advertising publication, FineArtViews. As a self-proclaimed “art fanatic”, Clint delights that BoldBrush’s San Antonio, Texas office is comprehensive of first art, as is his property business office. You can join with Clint on TwitterFacebook or his personalized web site at




Folks are always telling artists to “convey to stories” on their weblogs, but what does that indicate accurately?  


What type of tales?


I recommend you inform stories that bleed.  Those are the intriguing stories that will join men and women to you.


The most highly commented write-up on my personalized site has been “How do You Retain Heading?”  In that post, I surprise, just after shedding my stunning cat of 19 many years, how I can probably go on.  I went on to demonstrate how I am doing work via that agony.  


The fact is we all experience suffering, joy, concern, reduction, and exhilaration in this everyday living.  These are the tales that make us human.  These are the stories you need to share.


One of the commentors on my put up wrote the adhering to (in section):  


“You cannot know pain until eventually you have shed a boy or girl. I had dropped puppies, cats, horses and my Mom and Father, but practically nothing hurts like the decline of a kid.  Without the need of my artwork and my horses I could not go on.”


That took a whole lot of braveness for that artist to share!  


That tale is as genuine as it gets,  and my coronary heart goes out to her.   That is actual.  That is bleeding.  That is one thing that issues about this individual artist and her artwork.  We now know her art (and her horses) may possibly very well have saved her lifestyle.  And that is substantially much more significant to folks than nevertheless a different checklist of 10 items this sort of as “10 Methods I Share My Artwork on Pinterest”.  Most folks, which includes artists, do not care about the “10 approaches” content.  All people cares about the story of a how a individual who missing a boy or girl is somehow acquiring meaning again in daily life through her artwork.


James Altucher was questioned, “Is there a single simple, widespread attribute, one component you goal to achieve in each individual blog site put up?” –@rajlikes [1]


His respond to was to do a few points in your posts:


1.  Bleed – by sharing some thing personal that is terrifying to share.


2.  Tell a tale.


3.  Add worth.



Now unquestionably, anything that is “frightening to share” would not have to be a enormous tragedy these types of as losing a pet, a wife or husband or (God forbid) a baby.


Bleeding would not have to necessarily mean  “tragic”.  Bleeding equals “intimate”.  It indicates you metaphorically bled a little to muster up the bravery to share your tale.  Tell us how the really like of your everyday living influenced you to start out portray.  Tell us about the gallery individual who told you not to quit your working day job and how that motivated you to verify him improper, which led to you strengthening your do the job.


Assume about points you typically imagine of as private.  The factors you assume would not fascination your blog’s audience.  Probabilities are, lots of of those tales are the most interesting issues about you.


So, next time you sit down to create a blog site submit, quit, feel and explain to us the stories that bleed.


Right until upcoming time, please remember that Fortune Favors the Bold Brush.




Clint Watson

FASO Founder, Application Craftsman, Artwork Fantatic


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[1] Supply of James Altucher information and facts: web site 188 of his book “FAQ  Me”:


[2]  The impression at the leading is the final photo taken of my beloved Hermes.  He cherished to perform with drinking water from the sink.  It was the very last time he was in a position to do so.  You can see the scar on his leg from the place the tumor that acquired him was biopsied.  I share this only mainly because it’s tough for me to share and I am having my own information to share anything that bleeds.  It also appeared much more real than sharing stock photography.



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