Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's time to get your

It's time to get your act together. get off your butt and conquer the world...sheesh... seriously already...

Monday, December 28, 2009

trying to survive but more interested in the prosper part!

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Reading how to survive & prosper as an artist.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Karma

I have been very fortunate in this part f my journey as an artist to have run into people, or have friends, who have tried this path before me. I am an obsever, and an interviewer sort. I ask questions. And have been blessed by the honesty that people are willing to give of themselves.

I  believe in Karma. what you put out into the world comes back to you. And as a result, i try to freely give out information i have found helpful to me as well. Each time a friend gives me good info, i think to myself, " they must believe in Karma as well..." or " they have good Karma and good things will come back to them"....

As an artist, I have heard stories of people who do not share their info with other artists...because they don't want anyone to get ahead of them...to me, this just seems silly. Because it is fear-based living. And not something i would personally enjoy. 

Recently, people have started sending me articles they have found, about being an artist/crafts person and selling work on Etsy. Another dear friend told me all about how she works as an artist/craftsperson from home. Another artist revealed that while they have artistic success, they have no insurance and are concerned about this now that they are aging. Actually, a few artists have told me this.Another artist, shared with me where to find business cards. Another, shared how they teach their classes. Another, shared about their life and the importance of having their own space, and how they felt that as a creative person, no matter where they are, they have to create something, so they make the artwork fit the moment in their life, whether it be small, portable, or a different media alltogether than what they prefer simply to be able to create int he life situation they are in..... 

I have taken all of this into consideration...and am still pondering....

I have setup an Etsy account, though i have not taken that leap into actually using it....yet...

I made the business cards using the site that i was directed to...and was quite pleased...

I have started carrying yarn around with me everywhere so that i can crochet or knit when i am stuck somewhere and cannot possibly get away with anything else...i feel a yarn evloution coming on...

I have allowed the idea of no health insurance shake me to my core and recognize that there is no possible responsibleway i can knowing put myself in that situation due to being a parent....

and i am grateful to those who have shared their insights with me....and i hope their Karma cups spills over....

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Art Con 5 Shift 4,6:30- 9:30


This is my finished peice that is in the current Art Con 5 event. This is the first year i have been a participant in Art Con 5. I think it was just sheer luck of the universe smiling on me that i got into it. And I am grateful for the opportunity t participate and to support charities in my community.

I said before how difficult it can be at times when you feel isolated as an artist. This event was something i needed. A warehouse full of artists, sitting on the plastic covered floors, making art. Creating in one room. It was nice to be in a space charged with the energy of people simply wanting to create.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

where i grew up...

 i don't get to go home like i would like, but when i do,i try to get outisde....it is one of the few places that gives me peace....and i am often overwhelmed by the beauty of Home... it is here that i learned about the world, obsevered the wonders of it all. The quiet of the country, which, in my teen years, was agonizing at times, but the quiet now and memories of childhood are what shaped my world views on life...when i got back now, things have changed, like they do...trees have grown taller, the feild where we flew kits is no longer a feild but a sprawling tree farm, and the danger of wild pigs makes it difficult to take the quiet walks in the woods like i like to...neighbors are building, grandparents are long gone, elderly neighbors grow more elderly, and childhood friends have grown up and moved away too...no one i knew as a child are still there, except my parents....

and when i walk into the woods to gather pinecones and take pictures, i have to stop , and weep...

as i said, it can be overwhelming....

and even difficult to write about now...

so, every time i go back, i try to take new pictures, as though this will somehow be like taking a bit of it home with me...bits i can't get back....

But, so desperately want to...
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