Showing posts with label art monetization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art monetization. Show all posts

Monday, February 18, 2019



Art is truly in the eyes of the beholder, people tend to make a decision to buy your art after several views that is the way it works.  For some fewer views and they buy while for others several views before a collector purchase.

Abstract Flower Painting,Wall art by Miabo Enyadike
                   Abstract Flower Painting, Wall Art,  by Miabo Enyadike

The reason for these disparities are sometimes, name recognition could prompt a quick purchase or good presentation of your Art could be a factor.

 While on the other hand poor presentation, costing, need, and relevance could lead to delays. The issues here are relative, there is no quick magic to sell your Art, you just have to put it out there for people to see and decide for themselves.

 I have been fortunate to be in the Art business for over 20 years, so I have a bit of experience on how it goes, the disappointments and the highs work hand in hand with Artist and their Artworks, you just have to be dug in and reinvent yourself in order to remain relevant to your collectors and patrons.

So I have decided, to share the five go-to ways I use to self promote my Art and rein in the sales.

Have Your Social Media Accounts do the Talking for You

Yes, you read well, allow your social media accounts to do the talking for your Art. Create Art accounts that speak about your Artworks, post constantly and tell stories around your Art that are compelling and fun that will draw in the audience and turn them into them into collectors.

I have created my accounts and I post constantly on a daily basis about my Artworks because that is my content that I share to a targeted audience.

I totally share my Art, on my social media pages constantly these platforms create for me an audience that view and follow what I do.

Facebook Instagram


Blogger Pinterest

2.  Host Art Parties:
I love Art parties they are intimate and informal, it could be your birthday or you can create an event and let your guest know, that it is all about celebrating your new Artworks.

 Provide good food and drinks create an informal ambiance, that makes your artworks the center of discussion

3.  Show Friends and Family What  You Do:
This is displaying your art in a rather informal setting. Invite family and friends and explain to them what your artwork is all about.

 Art is word of mouth, they may not collect your work personally, but trust me they will talk about you and your artwork, and sometimes they help you spread it on social media and that can lead to sales.

4.   Create Workshops, Webinars, for Your Peers:
Everyone loves something that has meaning and impacts their lives. It could be workshops, webinars, and courses that help people.

As an Artist, it is a way for me
to self-promote my artworkIt is also all about helping other artists achieve the same success.

5.  Solo Exhibitions Via Collaborations:
Solo exhibitions are great but they entail a lot of money and most Artist cannot afford this. For me, I love solo exhibitions, that way my artwork gets all the attention and I can focus on selling to potential collectors. 

The collaboration in this context is asking friends or family members who have influence and are in certain circles that can pull in the right crowd, to be part sponsors and you share a decent percentage of your sales with them.

These five ways are my own tried and tested ways that yielded good Art sales for me. I know there are other creative ways out there but at least, I have shared mine. ......Enjoy.

 Miabo Enyadike

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Friday, February 02, 2018



As an Artist, I try to find other ways to monetize my art apart from exhibitions, blogging, markets, and fairs. Other avenues for me, to advertise and monetize my art are licensing on products and workshops. 

This particular blog is on products-Tote bags, which has my art printed on them, that in itself is a subtle way of advertising my artworks, through fashion and style.

 Art Printed products come in handy for the artist, to still make money on the side while we wait, for the big painting sale.

These small collaborations here and there, help the artist, bottom line. 
Every Artist knows the difficulties of getting any sort of funding, for our projects and it can be quite discouraging. 

These online platforms allow us to extend our creativity, by Licencing art on their products, while creating a brand and retail business, around them.

With the right products and tags, your creativity gets seen, around the world without much expenditure.

I can only write about the ones I know of and use, it involves hard work and constant sharing, of your creative designs, through social media and newsletters.
These, are the platforms that I'm, familiar with,

Below are the sites I monetize my art on:

In this day and age of fierce entrepreneurship, it is important as artists, to be in the game.

This is so important and cannot be overemphasized 
or taken for granted, because we are the creatives and our imaginative process, can only be translated by us.

It is a gift that keeps on giving and must be harnessed and utilized, to its fullest. 

Hence the internet, with all its juicy platforms enables our dreams to be realized. 

These tote bags represent my Art and these are gorgeous all-over printed tote bags features sturdy, weather-resistant fabric and dual 100% natural cotton bull denim shoulder straps. 

And one can make a beautiful, artful statement with this standout, all-season  Tote Bags - whether on an afternoon stroll around town or a weekend out of town.

I love how my Art, is a statement and is enjoyed by those who love Art and Style.....Enjoy 

How do these platforms work, you simply create art that you can download on their products, they have the software to assist you in your creativity. 

look out for brands that suit your kind of art. These other brands could be 

Society 6
Deviant art
fine art America

I speak for the ones I use and they currently sell my art and designs for me with stated commissions and I have done quite well so far!

I would advise that you build a good body of work as an artist in order to proceed on this kind of monetization so you don't overstretch your art.


About Me
Born 1971 July, in Portharcourt Nigeria, Miabo is an international fine artist and the founder of Artmiabo since 1992. Her artworks represent a rather unique perspective using materials available to her, to create modern contemporary Art that is relevant to our society's narrative.
A fine art graduate with a degree honors in Fine and Applied Arts Education from the University of Ibadan Nigeria since 1992.
Miabo also received recognition and a Ford Foundation art award from the Nigerian Institute of Art Terrakulture in 2006, for her contemporary Art style.
Miabo has been involved in several International solo and group art exhibitions with a strong online presence and has had several media interviews over the years.

And was again given an Award 2017, for Service to Artist by the Yaba College of Arts Technology and Design in Lagos Nigeria.
She is an Artpreneur, art blogger and a certified interior decorator from the Inscape design School, South Africa, and her Artworks have been widely collected internationally privately.
Miabo currently lives in Johannesburg South Africa, with her husband and three kids.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Vintage Paris bottles are what I call this collection of bottles designed with paint, printables, lace and mod podge.

 I love the city of Paris because it is an Art destination with a great history. The city's ability to remain relevant in fashion, art, food, luxury, and lifestyle is amazing.

The juxtapositioning of the old and new in the city of Paris is the inspiration behind this bottle collection.

Bottles, bottles, bottles, what can I say I love them! There is so much potential in these bottles, that one wonders if it would ever be completely exploited.


 Decorating bottles to me is an Art form, that, requires total patience and focus, in order to transform a once empty bottle worth nothing at all, to something beautiful with a value attached to it, yes I mean good value of course!.

 I never get tired of working and designing on empty bottles and jars, thank goodness I am not alone in this art form.

 I could completely go blank working on a painting, holding my brush in front of a canvas and wondering what happened to my brilliant idea(artist block) or the same block could come up, when trying out interior decorating ideas for a client or even a design pitch but not designing decor bottles.

For me it is a form of art that is not only therapeutic, but so much fun to create. It is an art form, that has been on for centuries passed on from culture to culture, used for all sorts of purpose and still going strong.

the good thing now is, it all depends greatly on independent ideas and interpretations, as opposed to it been attached to a culture or tradition.

Well crafted bottles can be seen in upmarket stores, and are used as gifts, decor pieces, art pieces for storage and are collected by people all over the world. 

One thing that stands out, in all my years of this art form, is how it never stops to create curiosity, and amazement to people.  

I love that look on the face of someone or people, coming to terms with the fact that this could be the bottle discarded last night! WOW! well there you go, what can I say, except enjoy with me these fab decor bottles I made with all my love from me to you.