The value of family, friends and fans to a business can never be overestimated. It’s even better when your family and friends are true fans. Scotty Carter is not lacking in any of these areas. He has a very loyal fan base that includes family, close friends, acquaintances and people that are familiar with and appreciate his work. We have always wanted family, friends and fans to maintain a voice in the business, and we depend upon information, suggestions and opinions offered by them. We humbly acknowledge that we don’t know everything as it relates to the fine art business. What we lack in knowledge we try to gain through experience and mentorship. The counsel of some very key people in art field, and amongst fans, has been a great boost to us.
One of the areas we get twisted up over is naming. You would think this is one of the easiest things we do and yet we research things online for titles that resonate with people and attract interest. The feeling of being stumped is a reality we face often. Words and ideas come to mind but fall short of rolling off the tongue and into existence. The timing of this creativity block at times arrives at the worst time. When Scotty unleashes new material, we hope to see incredible image names flow with consistency. We wish it was that easy.
This time we got a huge assist from someone very special. Lisah Gonzalez, painter and long time friend of Scotty Carter, delivered one of the best names we have. This demonstrates the power of working together, listening to the ideas of others and understanding the success of a business often depends on the help it gets from fans, friends and family. To Scotty Carter, Lisah Gonzalez is all three. Clearly a fan, without a doubt a friend, and someone so dear to Scotty that she is like family, Lisah has and continues to offer the business good advice, love and support.
Recently she commented on one of Scotty’s new images and offered the name “Tickled Pink“! It was love it first hear! It seemed so appropriate and just perfect. The pink part of the name is obvious because of the color of his wave image. But that is not the main reason that this name fits so well. Scotty truly loves it when his work is enjoyed by others. With many of his images, friends, family and fans are motivated to provide feedback. Yes, we pay very close attention to what is being said out there and we encourage your feedback and suggestions. The idiom Tickled Pink” means to have found enjoyment from or to be delighted with something. In this case, Lisah found enjoyment in Scotty’s new image and was moved in a way that allowed her to give the image a remarkable name.
Thank you Lisah for all that you have done, and all that you do in support of Scotty Carter and Scotty Carter Fine Art. We can assure you that your voice, influence and input are always taken into consideration. Let be known from here on out that you are the official namer of Tickled Pink! Great Job!
Article By: Rob Brack
We had a pretty good feeling that a partnership with Hawyland Styles would evolve into something really special. Having Scotty Carter wave images and art in Hawaii is important on so many levels. To even be considered for the Hawyland Styles Gallery in Hawaii is an honor itself but to show work in a culture that loves and respects the ocean and waves makes us feel very wanted. It feels good and it motivates Scotty to deliver his best work.
One of the other reasons we are so excited about is Hawaii’s global appeal to tourists. The Japanese culture loves Hawaii and they share a passion for the ocean. People come from all over the world to visit Hawaii and so we believe that Scotty will get international exposure that is priceless. Tourists in Hawaii like to shop as if it is a rite of passage and people like to take momentos home from their vacations. It is a perfect storm for getting Scotty more exposure and making sales and we are so fired up about the months to come.
Recently we debuted IPhone4 Cases with Hawyland Styles and they have made a splash. We will continue that trend and offer Samsung Galaxy Cases and IPAD Covers. We have chosen an American Manufacturer that does not cut corners with its cases and this allows us to provide you with maximum protection for your phones and IPADS while being able to show off some of the newest and freshest designs available. Scotty has 17 looks to choose from combining his photography, drawing and painting for an IPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy and IPAD Protective Case Offer like no other. They are beautiful!
Currently we are putting the finishing touches on a print order that will send 5 new pieces to Hawyland Styles to be hung in the gallery and that is exciting! We can’t wait to have Scotty Carter on the walls and in the gallery! Soon it will be the North Shore season again and there will be professional surfers, surf industry corporations and fans all converging in this 7 mile stretch of pristine coastline and incredible waves. We are amped to be a part of this yearly celebration of the ocean and its waves. This puts Scotty Carter’s work infront of some really incredible people giving the work tremendous exposure.