“Web,” 4.5 x 4 inches, pen and ink, available in my shop

This is perhaps a fitting drawing today, since I’m currently trying to teach myself/learn how to network better.

Isn’t it funny how things come up in multiple places in your life at the same time? Especially art—sometimes art can subtly or not so subtly reinforce what you would like to create in your life.

For me, it was much easier to weave the squares together on paper than it is to weave myself into the networks of other creative people. But paper is an old friend, we’ve known each other a very long time.

Perhaps the real lesson is in the process—I had to draw each line on the page. Creating networks in real life probably involves the same process: drawing out each strand and continuing to build and maintain the overall structure over time.

Does anybody out there have any tried and true networking advice? I guess I mean the more abstract concept of developing a network of like-minded people, not necessarily business networking, but hints or advice about either would be appreciated!


1 Response to “Interconnected”

  1. 1 Era February 12, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Have you tried joining clubs? You could find an art club in town (or Sac more likely). You could also try volunteering at an art center in town (we all know how fruitful volunteering can be). Or attending professional meetings, like the Graphic Designers of America meeting or something not made up. Great for meeting people.

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