Monday, July 23, 2012

Packaging, & the Arts

-- Quote of the Day -- 

“…There are two types of artists – the ones that are just going to have fun and want to show their stuff to the world, and the ones who are going to have to live off of their productions.  …There are people who are going to like it, and there will be people who hate it; But you can’t let those people intimidate you. You can’t work around other people and what their thoughts are. …One of the biggest problems with artists is they let people dictate their art. …You have to get out there and communicate with people. One of the main reasons they will buy your stuff is because they had that connection to you – and by talking about your piece you might be able to open their eyes to something they didn’t see. …You have to have a good marketing strategy.  …You do want to make sure that wherever you are going to show your stuff that you know the demographics of the area …you have to tailor your work around area’s financial demographics.”

~ Jason Dowd

Today’s quote was excerpted from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode titled: The Business of Artisitc Endeavors 

(*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

-- Positive News -- 

*Source: Recycling Product Newsletter:

The vision of a world without packaging waste may very well be around the corner. A new packaging design guide for North America will soon be made mainstream – offering strict guidelines for sustainable packaging. The Sustainable Packaging Coalition is a project of GreenBlue, a non-profit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable; including PAC NEXT is an initiative of PAC – The Packaging Association. PAC and with its 375 member companies; and Éco Entreprises Québec is a private, non-profit organization. ÉEQ’s mission is to represent companies with regard to their responsibility to finance their share of the net costs of municipal curbside recycling, establish reasonable fees to ensure program financing and, in partnership with other stakeholders, promote efforts to increase the quantities of recovered materials through curbside recycling at the lowest possible cost.

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