I admit I have a tendency to bounce from thing to thing. As I’m trying to grow my art business and my essential oil business, it can be especially challenging to say “no” to friends who assume that since I do not work in an office or “regular” retail setting, especially when what they are… Continue reading Squirrel!
I’m still working on this. And I’ve been frustrated with it. It occurred to me that I could tap into my frustration (not only with the painting, but with my personal appearance and with the state of things when it comes to aging women in the United States today). So, I went back and refined… Continue reading Self Portrait Update
I’m taking an on-line course that (if I do the work necessary) should result in finding additional venues from which to market my art. The first week was about setting some goals and figuring out how I view my art. I really do see it as an extra source of income to supplement my retirement… Continue reading Learning and Stretching
I had a great art instructor in high school. I was in one of her classes every year for all four years I attended West Springfield High School. She was an excellent instructor. Her name was Genevieve Roberts. There were two other art instructors there: Martha Foote and Nancy Powell. I took classes with them… Continue reading The Annual Self Portrait
gets in the way sometimes. I really have been meaning to get back in the studio this week but I’ve been procrastinating I think. I’ve got my next several kitty reference photos picked out and ready to go. I have started a self portrait painting by setting up a mirror, doing some preliminary sketching, stained… Continue reading And then life…
The Art Sale & Burn Party is just a few days away. I’ve been busy making appetizers to serve and sorting through my old art work, things I’ve done in workshops, pieces that just haven’t sold, and my mom’s art work and trying to decide on some special pricing arrangements. Not because I actually planned… Continue reading You’re Burning Art?!!!
I’m working my way through a book on my Kindle entitled: Art Money Success by Maria Brophy who became a manager for her artist husband. On her website one can find the worksheets after you purchase the book. The author provides the worksheets (along wtih text) to help the artist figure out a number of… Continue reading Art and Money