(Forgive the overpowering yellow of the smiley face) Over the last year, I have been teaching some students art each week. It all started with a home school mom whose daughter liked to paint. Would I consider teaching her? My initial internal response was, what could I possibly teach her?! But after researching some lesson plans and some beginner watercolor concepts, I realized I do actually know a few things. Annoying how self-doubt weaves in trying to cripple one's self. Th
Another great Craft Fair this past Saturday. Due to space constraints, I only displayed my Photo Montage prints and a few paintings. A few things surprised me, upon reflection. Customers who have bought from you previously, really do come find you, and purchase from you again! I love the conversations I get to have with customers and admirers of my work. The biggest surprise is they get it! My message; what I’m trying to say, is conveyed! Very cool! Everyone has been very enc
It's been quite a dry spell, so to speak, with regards sales and promotions. Relocating has had something to do with it. I must confess it has got me down a little. It's a fine balance between doing something you love; when you go too long without doing it, you feel short on oxygen. That's how painting and drawing feels for me. But the business, promoting, selling side of the art can suck the joy out of the creating. But I can share with gladness a few emails I recieved over
Hello Esteemed One,
I hope things are going well for you. I want you to know I really appreciate the interest you have shown in my art.
I'm working with a business coach and he has encouraged me to get to know a little more about the people interested in my art.
If you don't mind, would you please hit reply to this email and answer these three questions: How did you find out about my art? What are your favorite news sources (specific websites, blogs, or news channels
If you keep head butting a wall, eventually you will break through; of course after enduring mild concussion, taking plenty of aspirin, and supplying lots of determination. I may have reached that point with these most recent works to my Montage Photography Art. I loved my 2007 Skins piece, and have tried to recreate it, limiting myself to photographs of birds. I loved the vibrant colors and contrasting textures in Skins, and I have tried to recreate those aspects in Birds Of