It’s come to my attention lately that I am a great writer of recommendations and giver of glowing recommendations. Many co-workers from my multitude of past jobs have requested that I write letters for them.
A benefit of this blog, and of the Twitter and Facebook account, is that they’ve encouraged (forced?) me to more or less construct illustrative “letters” of recommendation for myself. I’m proud, and going prouder, to be representing and marketing myself more fully, but…
This week I re-started my cold call campaign, based on an e-mail blast I recently sent out. Eek! Cold calls…all I’m doing is recommending myself, but the amount of nervous anxiety I feel doing it is disproportionate to the task. So why does writing a letter of recommendation for a co-worker get filed under “enjoyable challenge” in my noggin, where-as “speak well of your art” gets filed under “primal threat to existence?”
Hmm. I’ll keep you posted, and for you artists and lovers of art, I’d welcome any recommended words to keep in mind to describe my art, and your own tips for how you speak glowingly of yourself.