Twice a year, artist Leslie Saeta, hosts a 30 paintings in 30 day challenge. You may also be participating? For me, it's mostly a way to create DEADLINES for myself, produce a larger body of work, and maybe even PLAY a little. It helps to get back into the ROUTINE of painting after the holidays. … Continue reading Almost Daily Painting
That sums it up. Warms my soul. Hits the heart of why I do what I do. #connectcollaboratecreate The Southern C coined this hashtag for their social media marketing...and it's right on target. A couple of weeks ago I attended The Southern C Summit in Sea Island, Georgia, a conference for entrepreneurs, many of them … Continue reading #connectcollaboratecreate
Do you believe this ‘word of the year’ trend is silly? Impossible? Too simplistic? Do you choose one? How do you decide? I listen to a lot of podcasts when I walk my dog or when I am in my car. Art, Small Business, Creativity–lots of different topics. I listened to two this week, Elise … Continue reading Word of the year?
I'm reposting something I wrote over five years ago. A lot has changed since then, but it's still relevant. Maybe more so. The artwork is new. The idea isn't. First, let me make this clear. I’m not complaining. I love my family and my life. That said, I was waiting for my kids to get … Continue reading Creativity in the Midst of Family Life
I'm happy to be a part of the 'blog party' in celebration of Art Licensing Show's one year anniversary. Fellow artist Annie Troe has written a blog post about this new venture. Please take a minute to read Art Licensing From My Seat On The Bus. You'll find plenty of beautiful art, great interviews, and links to … Continue reading Blog Party
Last year I joined a brand new art licensing site called Art Licensing Show. They are celebrating their first anniversary of bringing artists and manufacturers together in one virtual site. The founders have done an amazing job at creating an online portfolio spot for art directors to find new art for products. Click on the image … Continue reading Happy Birthday.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a creative small business conference in called The Makers Summit . We spent two days listening to industry leading keynote speakers and panel discussions, in one-on-one business sessions, and meeting other 'makers' who own creative small businesses. They also threw a progressive 'best craft party ever' where we made cool stuff, drank signature cocktails, ate … Continue reading Letting go…
One of my resolutions for 2016 was to improve my photography skills, primarily the photos I take of my artwork. I plan on spending the next few weeks experimenting with my camera to better show my art in various settings. The above photo is just me playing around with a couple of apps that allow you … Continue reading Changes…
I spent most of the day yesterday working on the format for my new newsletter. I've heard different opinions about whether it was a duplicate effort to have both a newsletter and a blog. Overwhelmingly, other artists and mentors agreed that it was a good idea to have both, just use each tool differently. I … Continue reading Inspiration from a barefoot artist….