I have exciting news! I was contacted yesterday about being a featured artist in a new magazine! This is a first for me, so I’m pretty stoked. They have asked me to provide a headshot, a brief bio, a few paragraphs about why I started making jewelry and any images or details I want included. So I’m turning to you (yes, YOU) to help me decide what to include!
Headshot. Oy. Had I been asked for a headshot six years ago, no problemo – I lived in California and my best friend was (is) a professional photographer. I am less fond of pictures of myself these days and I definitely don’t have any professional (current) headshots. This is where you all come in. Here are a few pics I kinda like…
Which is YOUR favorite? Should I stick with the image I use over on Etsy, the black and white one? Should I stick with a shot of me as a blonde, since that is my natural (and current) hair color? I told you I needed help, and we’re not done yet 😉
Brief bio. What information is pertinent about me? What would someone want to know about an artist such as myself? My name, obviously; my location – where I’m from or where I live now, or both; and, um… what else? My education has nothing to do with my art and I don’t think people care that I am engaged. Do I write it in the third person? Like, “Abigail lives in the small coastal town of Vero Beach, Florida…” Ok, lets give this a shot.
Abigail lives in the small coastal town of Vero Beach, Florida. With a lifelong passion for making jewelry she opened her Etsy shop Contortum Designs in September of 2013.
I hate it, haha! I am not a fan of talking about myself, like trying to promote myself. I don’t have any major artistic achievements, neither of my two part-time jobs has anything to do with my jewelry. So once again, I need your help people!
Now for images I want to include. Should I use pictures of pieces that are currently for sale? By the time the article is published the pieces might be sold, so maybe I should just pick my favorites regardless of their availability? Here are some options…
I am so honored to have this opportunity, to share my passion and my work with a larger audience! I would really appreciate any advice or opinions you all have, so please comment!!!