Alexis Bonavitacola

Cultivating a Space for Gratitude

Cultivating a Space for Gratitude

Begin with Gratitude

Over the last year, I’ve made a conscious decision to invite gratitude into everyday of my life. It isn’t that I wasn’t grateful before this year, I just did not intentionally focus on the importance of gratitude.

I would find quotes and journals and images that reminded me to be grateful for EVERYTHING.

Why Gratitude

I guess there are a lot of other virtues to think about but focusing on appreciation rather than what I didn’t have right at that very moment literally shifted my thinking. In miraculous ways. Which is why in my e-courses, both Energy.Motion.Flow: The Beauty of Alcohol Inks and Beyond as well as INKSpiration, A Space for Gratitude was built into every single lesson.

Why You Need a Website as an Artist

Why You Need a Website as an Artist

I love teaching e-courses and I love when students reach new heights in their art journeys. One of the questions I get asked most often, especially as students start to present their art in galleries, exhibitions, and markets is: Do I need a website?  Imagine me jumping up and down emphatically saying, YES!”. Your website is the first place people will go to check out you and your art. Your website conveys your BRAND. Your website conveys your commitment to your craft as an artist.

Two years ago, I started researching artists web sites that spoke to me and looked for the name of the website designer at the bottom of the page. HINT: This is one way to choose a website designer. Look for websites that you love, check out the designers website, see if it is a fit for you, and then contact that designer to discuss working together.  

For two years I had a terrific site, but I knew it wasn’t going to take me where I wanted to go in the future. I wanted a more sophisticated look, more robust commerce ability, a new e-course platform, and, well…it just didn’t feel like me anymore.