#connectcollaboratecreate

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

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Word of the year?

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?

Creativity in the Midst of Family Life

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

Blog Party

  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

Happy Birthday.

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.

Letting go…

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…

Changes…

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…

Inspiration from a barefoot artist….

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….

Fine Art Prints

I am excited to now be offering high quality prints of my artwork. I've started with just a few selections from my floral series that I painted this winter while I was dreaming of warmer weather. After a lot of research, I found a printer that was recommended to me by several artists who sell their prints … Continue reading Fine Art Prints