We want to hear your story. Did you always know you were going to be an artist from day one like Jeanne Bessette? Did you pursue your talent later in life like Randy Purcell? Did you find inspiration in the most unlikely of places like Peter Bragino? Tell us! We want to know why you followed your art and created your own art business.

Here’s What to Put in Your Calendar:

Our #FollowedMyArt Twitter Contest starts on January 25, 2016 at 12:00 AM Mountain Standard Time and finishes on January 31, 2016 at 11:59 PM MST. We will announce and message the winner on February 2, 2016.

Here’s How to Enter Our Twitter Contest:

STEP 1: Follow Artwork Archive on Twitter (if you haven’t already) at @ArtworkArchive. Not only is this the first step to entering the contest, but you’ll also get loads of useful art business advice in your Twitter feed.

STEP 2: Retweet the #FollowedMyArt tweet that will be pinned to the top of our Twitter page. It will feature this image, you can’t miss it!

Here comes the fun part!

STEP 3: Tweet in no more than 120 characters why you chose to follow your passion for art and start your own art business. You can check how many character you’ve used at LetterCount.com. Simply type in your sentence(s) and click the “Count Characters” button.

STEP 4: Hashtag your tweet: #FollowedMyArt

Please Note: The #FollowedMyArt hashtag does not count as part of your 120 character limit.

An example of a #FollowedMyArt tweet. We can't wait to see what you tweet!

Here’s What You Could Win:

6 Months of Artwork Archive’s Master Plan! You’ll get full access to our business management tools and we’ll even import your data from another database system (like Excel) for you. Once you’ve turned on your Public Page and marked four pieces “public”, your artwork will be included in our Discovery platform. Then art buyers can view your art and connect with you to purchase work. Better yet, you handle the transactions and keep all the money!

Read the full Artwork Archive Twitter Contest details here.