Coyote Shit: A Philosophical Perspective

Coyote Shit: A Philosophical Perspective

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010 in The Art of Business | No Comments

Taken out of context, the slide of the coyote feces on my slide talk, The Art of Business Thinking 1,  might seem like a random act of image-slinging for simple shock value. Well, maybe that slide was dog poop. But let me explain. The subject has to do with ridding ourselves of ideas, beliefs, or viewpoints–the ones […]

The Art of Business Thinking 2: Branding

The Art of Business Thinking 2: Branding

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in News, The Art of Business | No Comments

  A slide talk presented to the annual meeting of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in Fort Kent, Maine, July 7, 2009. This is part of an ongoing series on business devel­op­ment for artists and illus­tra­tors. My premise in this series of slide talks is: 1. that an artist can design a business based on […]

The Vendor Client relationship: a Video

Posted by on Aug 9, 2009 in The Art of Business | No Comments

We shape clay into a pot but it is the empti­ness inside that holds what we want. –Tao Te Ching (trans­lated by Stephen Mitchel) THIS VIDEO, called “The Vendor Client Relationship–in Real World Situations”, has been going around the illus­tra­tion forums and blogs recently. Produced by Scofield Editorial in Indianapolis, it has gone “viral” and gets almost […]

The Art of Business Thinking

Posted by on Sep 4, 2008 in The Art of Business | No Comments

A slide presen­ta­tion given by Paul Mirocha for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators International meetingin Ithaca, New York, July, 2008.  .… Introduction: Why think about business? If you’ve ever sold a piece of your art, you’re in the Art Business. That may be a little uncom­fort­able at first, even repre­sent a funda­mental paradigm shift, […]