Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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Monday, October 25, 2010

LIMITED EDITION-a temporary gallery: Artist Submissions

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

so, what kind of art do you do?

that has always been the million dollar question...
.my problem is....
i don't really know....
and i like to do everything...
.i have always struggled with the idea of sticking with one particular thing....
i just want to create....


I admire artists who choose one subject, and make it theirs....

Or one media, amd master it to the point of becoming that medium's God....

i have tried....and then...i get distracted.....or bored.....

what do i love to do?

i like making sculptures, i like printmaking,painting is easy, drawing, is portable, artist journaling is portable....i like making jewelry but  rarely have the kind of time and lack of distractions i would like to be able to devote to it...ceramics/pottery...love it...no time, space of kiln hookup....wish i could though, i miss it desperately.....

i dunno, i make stuff....that's what i do....

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

GLitterati 6th Annual holiday boutique

Come out and buy some hand made one-of-a-kind gifts. This will be  one of my first shows this fall, come on out and buy some STUFF!!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Art Con 6......YEAH!.....

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I just found out i made it through the horse race process of Art Con....whew! my heart is still racing and my stomach is still churning....


what is Art Con?


Art Con is a huge event in dallas that allows 150 artists to create artwork which is auctioned off for local charities...

last year was my first year to go...and my first year to participate along with my dear Hubby...It was friggin cold, as we worked in a dimly lit warehouse alongside dozens of other artists creating our artwork on plywood and sitting on plastic tarps...IT WAS AWESOME....there is nothing more exhilarating to me than being in the presence of other creative spirits doing their thang all at once...there is a vibe there that you  wish could go on for ages...but alas...you only get one shift to make your work and then it is BUH BYE!....


The auction itself is the following night and people go nuts trying to get the peice they want...some peices...(like mine) go for the opening bid...(cough cough and hoping to do better this year)....and some go for HUNDREDS....and considering this was done in a few hours and is on plywood...that is impressive...


i'm already devising my idea and will have it ready set and go...(ringing my hands together as i plot and thinking....BOO WA HA HA HAH HAHA like an evil genius...minus the evil....but sounding like one)


last year i was too unorganized...not really thinking about what i needed to do...i had my supplies...etc...but, my image...i wasn't sure what to do...i really could have sat there all day painting...and would have LOVED IT....but that isn't the way this gig works...


so....hmmmmmmmi must think about this.....i have a few things going on right now that might translate for this gig....i dunno...lemme think about it....


I AM JUST SO FRIGGIN EXCITED that i got in again.....


This year will also be a little different in that...i will have baby with me...gotta figure out how to do that....do i do the ol' Bjorn thing?...do i bring the stroller?we shall see....we shall see...

Monday, September 13, 2010

getting ready for fall shows

so, i was trying to get some work done whil esitting and waiting to take baby to dr. for her one-month check-up...but my phone is not adequate enough to really do much so, tha was kinda a pain in the bootie....

but, i have a few shows lined up for octoder right now...and am working on a few more...have to get some more applications in today...

of course, as is par for this time of year, i'm sitting here with a tissue at hand because A cold has found me...of course, but i will fight it with a vengeance...like i do... don't have time to let some stinkin' cold get me down...i've got crap to do!...

and thus need to make a list of things to take care of for upcoming shows:
  • make table cloths for display tables
  • make a sign to go on the front of table _ " bradshaw Meadows"
  • make a table sign that says "cash or check only"
  • design new business cards
  • make a brochure/ business card display
  • figure out what kind of shopping bags to have for customers
  • design necklaces
  • solder pendants
  • paint blocks
  • print dia-de-los Muertos prints
  • design Roller derby gear
  • frame artwork
  • get some more small canvases
  • go sign up at the local gym so i can rid myself of this baby-weight...and boost my energy  and strength ( which benefits the whole family...and makes me a happier person...which also benefits the whole family)
  • add to list, as things come to mind...
Things to do: make table sign- 'check or cash only', bradshaw meadows sign, make table cloths, get set up finalyzed, apply to bolin craft sho

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

starting to catch up

where have i been?
well...the last three weeks have been very busy here....the baby is here now...our beautiful little girl....and all is well with her...
a baby, alone, is a great event that brings alot of transition to a family...but we have also had to deal with other transitions as well...good things...but transitions...
school has started, not only school, but a new school for the boy, and all of the anxiety that goes with that...so far so good...
There is a new job for the husband...which is a good thing...but, again, it is new, and has a new routine, and involves things he is new to...and the rest of the family as well...we are all adjusting...but, it is a good thing for all of us...just new and difficult at first because they are adjustments to routines, and thought processes and stress levels...

as a result, my art has been put on the back burner...again...which is natural...because at the end of the day, which there never really is an "end of the day" when you have and infant....but even-so...at the end of the day...there isn't much left...granted, this is only the third week....more like week 2.5 thus far...and considering that most people have 6 weeks of  maternity leave from their jobs...or that alot of women have people come and stay with them for a short time after giving birth, and i have had neither...i think I am doing pretty darn great...i had had to realize my limitations, physically....despite the fact that i wanted to just get up and go as soon as baby arrived...that wasn't possible...and even now, I am still not as physically up to snuff as i would like to be...then there was the whole post partum stuff....i am glad that is over....and if it isn't...I'm declaring it over whether it is ready to be or not...i have crap to do....
in the last week, though, i have managed to sign up for two shows...again, reminding myself of my limitations...and not signing up for shows that last two days or are far away or that i can't possibly take my children with me...just in case...this kind of narrows things down...but it makes it easier as well BECAUSE it narrows things down...
i will list those shows later, when they get closer...
What am i making?  I'm working on what "my thing" is....seems like everyone has "a thing" that they are known for....i can't say that i do...and i find it frustrating that i don't have something that i feel comfortable doing over and over again...i don't have a "brand" or an image that people recognize....I'm working on it though...and sort of hoping for divine inspiration...
but, just yesterday i was able to sit down and get a little caught up...on paperwork, on research...on ideas...

hopefully today, i will get caught up on other things as well....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

you better get on it

So, i'm still waiting for the baby to arrive....tired and feeling like crap...i don't like slowing down because of the physical....it is frustrating because it isout of your control at times...like now...i can't control feeling like crap....

it isjust the end  of the pregnancy and that is how it goes....and i am wrapping my head around my physical limitations....

when i get old...and i can't get around...i am going to be one grumpy broad....so, the control freak in me wants to start working out again as soon as possible when the baby is born....because that will be best for the whole family...i will be happier and a happy momma makes everyone else's lives' happy too....

we have so many life changes going on right now in our family...all of us do....

so very many.....

one of the things i am finding difficult is deciding what I need to focus on as far as what to make for the Etsy shop...so far i have just been doing paintings..and honestly...they are boring me....i look at other's shops, see their paintings and they are inspiring...and then i don't feel like i can do that...

ugh...

i gotta get on it....

i have been doing a few drawings while I am stuck resting.....things that are similar to works that got positive feedback already....

now to get things scanned in....and uploaded....

if only my physical state will cooperate....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

for the last week

so, right now we are awaiting the arrival of our daughter...went to hospital last sunday and got sent back home with the instructions, " don't come back until it feels like you have slammed your hand in a car door every five minutes for an hour...."


um....ok....

then, i got put on bedrest....
then that got upgraded to "very limited activity"

so, you can imagine that i haven't felt like doing much...if anything at all....I've been pretty useless really....despite trying....
three times last week, i thought i was going to pass out just walking from the vehicle to the house.....which inhales most profusely....

sad thing is, i really want to solder right now...have for a few weeks now....but i still need some metal tape for the backs of the peices i want to make...ugh...

also, i haven't soldered in ages...so it would be a big experiement for me...

i worked on a few peices the other day...another bird...a few postacrds...but, i haven't been able to scan them in and take care of all of that...i need to get them on etsy....

one thing i have found about etsy....is that...just because someone says they bought something from you..until you get teh money...they can change their mind....i have a peice that says it is sold...i got really excited about it....and three weeks later...no money has shown up...and no response to me trying to contact them...that sucks....

and right now....i'm just trying to not break a sweat...keep my BP down...try to not have a heart attack...and waiting for this baby to get here.....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bright Star

i am finally getting around to watching Bright Star...

i think more than anything i am visually stimulated by this production more than th story...which is slow for me and depressing...though lovely in that depressing sort of hopeless way....

Ms. Braun's costumes, stitching and meticulous designs make me want to get to the sewing machine right now with piles of linen, gauze, satin ribbons and lace....to wear long dresses with long bloomers and the lace on the edge of the hems...with boots...and short jackets...

colours of navy, cornflower blue, tans, reds, poppy inspired, flower inspired colours....

the colour combinations.....oh the colours....


Friday, July 23, 2010

Today's work so far...

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Friday, July 16, 2010

baby steps


so, right now, i'm just putting whatever i have up on Etsy....this is how i work....i have to just finallyforce myself to do something, and not think about it....

i tend to overanalyze...want things perfect...and then when i have completely worn myself down...i just go with "good enough"...that is where i am right now with getting my Etsy shop going...i'm just putting myself out there and seeing what happens...

sort of a buckshot, scattershot, approach to life...that's what has always seemed to work best for me in life...to just scatter it all around and then the opportunities that are supposed to happen...find me...

so, right now i am plugging away at just trying to get work in the shop....in the back of my head i am really thinking:

  • yes, i know there is better work out there
  • yes, i know that i can do better work
  • yes, i know that it isn't grad school quality work
  • yes,  i know that i can do better...( i now i said that already too)
  • but i also know, that i am enjoying this...for he first time in ages, this is making me feel as though i'm actually accomplishing something.....that i am getting to enjoy the process...for myself...for a change....
  • and that is a huge dealio.... 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/bradshawmeadows

keeping track of time

so, I made a little progress this week on my Etsy Shop...Thanks to the advice of friends, i downloaded GIMP and was able to do  some much needed resizing of jpegs to upload to my shop.....

This week, i think i have work at least 20 hours on things for the Etsy shop alone....and i have to make myself take inventory of what all i have actually done to go towards making this business work..

  • contacting arts and craft fairs for more information
  • looking arts and craft fair information
  • locating work that is ready to sell
  • scanning in work that is ready to sell
  • uploading gimp
  • reading about how to use gimp
  • figuring out how to work GIMP
  • resizing jpegs
  • uploading jpegs
  • listing artwork and promoting it on facebook
  • contacting local stores about trying to seel artwork in their store...
  • braingstorming designs and ideas of things to make and sell
  • making important contacts
  • working on four designs for new print series
and that doesn't include how much time i have actually spent thinking about all of this or reading up on all of this....

and it felt good today, to spend time with kiddo amd know that i didn't have to feel guilty that i wasn't working because i had spent so much other time doing so....i was actually able to just be with kiddo....fully focused on that moment...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

searching for old work to justify my existence....

So, in the quest to not feel so guilty about what little i feel i have accomplished...i decided to go through a portfolio or two and dig out old work that could/should be documented and either burned or put up on Etsy...there is no more storing of crap work...and i came across a few things in the one portfolio i managed to go through...just a few...that is so sad, because i have a buttload of work somewhere...where is it?i do it and then forget about it, or squirrel it away to never be seen again...what is the point of that?what good is work that is hidden away? it seems that, it isn't meeting it's potential or fullfilling it's meaning in life if it is just stored away in some portfolio  or box in the closet....that is truly sad...
This  is an example of watercolor that i did for my students. we just took globs of watercolor and  astraw and blew the color around the make unusual shapes and then went back into the work once it had dried and created something out of it....I'm not sure my students really got into this project...but i could do it for hours...i could go back into this right now and work on it...i was tempted to yesterday, and then i realized that i didn't have the lng capacity due the the baby pressing down on me...and decided against it...soon though...very soon....

I'm trying take pictures that remind me i have potential...that i have ability...that inspire me to keep going with this and forget being fearful of faillure and letting people down....that's my biggest fear...letting everyone else down by being a faillure....

I can't help but wonder if other creative spirits feel the same way? Or is this just something that has been engrained in me from a  lifetime of feeling this way....i'm seeking out blogs and other artists, observing how they 'seem' to handle themselves in this economy, i'm reading all kinds of books about how to make a business of art...something i never got, the business aspect, and am trying to catch up on...i email and ask questions...and all i keep thinking is...."how do they do it?"

And then i look at the mothers out there who are doing this as well... HOW DO THEY DO THIS?....the juggling act?....they are brilliant...and they inspire me so....i can only hope i get this figured out...finally...

Friday, July 9, 2010

part of the discipline and findng balance

This is me....grey hair and all...wrinkles...and dark circles under my eyes...oh and notice that cute piece of string on my shoulder...nice....i just got my hair cut today...yeah, short, like i wanted it, and wedged in the back...off my neck...I've always been a "short hair girl"....and for some reason in the last year it has been like pulling teeth to get the chick or dude at the 'salon' to cut it as short as i wanted....apparently they weren't comfortable with that...weirdness....I'm taking clues from other artists who blog to just go ahead and put myself out there and do it.....put a face to the name...get my thoughts out here like everyone else...talk about making art and what it takes for me to get into the groove.....for some reason, "getting into the groove" is not easy for me...fear of failure...that's easy for me...Fear of falling on my face....that's easy....but it really sucks....So, part of 'getting in the groove' is about finding a way to balance my life, of being a creative being and being a mom and wife.....i mean, I'm certain alot of you gals out there know what I'm talking about....living with the constant guilt of "am i doing enough for my family,' or ' my house isn't clean enough,' or ' i should really wash clothes and cook dinner' or ' i should really spend more time with the kids and hubby.' and this plagues me while trying to create.....This is something i am especially dealing with these days...the dog days of summer when kiddo and i are home....and his days at home are numbered due to him going to visit other family members, etc....
juggling....
juggling emotions
juggling chores
juggling responsibilities
juggling tasks
this is what i do, every single day....
When i was working all day, the routine made it easier....things were just the way they were....kiddo went to school, i went to work...now that we are home all day...finding that routine is really hard...and i find myself filling my day with tasks and things to occupy kiddo and being exhausted at the end of the day...and then...nothing creative accomplished...and my heart feeling heavy from the anxiety of trying to accomplish so many things in one day....
I have considered giving myself a schedule, like i had when i was teaching......even considered giving myself a 'bell-schedule' or sorts so that i would get things done at certain times, like when teaching....i feel like I'm the kind of person who needs a routine in order to deal with the chaos of creativity....
part of the routine will include blogging....yeah, this is my messy table....total chaos...

and i'm ok with that....

mojo necklaces

so right now i feel the need to make these little necklaces made of fabric and beads...i really don't know what to call them other than, "mojo necklaces"....i have nothingto base this on than my gut feeling about them....

it has been slow going as far as items to list on my Etsy account...i feel this overwhelming pressure to make new things rather than go thorugh what i ahve made already and pull out stuff to list from that....and this pressure i'm putting on myself is stopping mein my tracks...

1. because i have SOOOOOOO many ideas...that i get bogged down in them....and it is ahrd to shut off my brain and just start with ONE.......isn't that part od ADD or ADHD?
2. because i get so easily distracted by the balancing act of being a mom, being pregnant again, and trying to take care of all of the details of that, that i feel like i'm failing in business...and as a result, failing my family...who need this to be successful...but also need me to be able to juggle all of this successfully....

and there are more reasons....but those two are the big ones that come to mind....

the mojo bags....i think like alot of my artwork...are the direct result of the therapy i desperately need right now....if nothing else...the ability to put everything in a pocket and wish everything will be ok....

I keep , also thinking about a cool chick that i ahve listened to twice at TAEA convention.....a gal by the name of Future Akin....last fall i went to two talk she gave...one was about your studio and your artwork....she showed us pics of her creative spaces...two different small rooms and her picnic table...thenshe showed us a pic of her work....hand beaded flags of sorts...and explained why she was doing those...and a big part of it was her need to create....the necessity to be with her father who was aging, and ill and just wanted her in the room, but she needed to be able to work on something creatively while there, and the portability of the craft...so she took up sewing seedbeads and sequins on fabric....

She made her artwork work for her....

this is something I am trying to do as well...not necessarily beading...though i may incoporate that at some point, because it is a freaking good idea....but i'm trying to make my work work for me and my needs....things i can do while sitting in the same room with my family....instead of feeling frustrated creatively because i can't focus on things in the studio like i want....y aknow?

and like right now...when being pregnant just zaps all of my energy...and with that...i'll get back to ya  with pics and musings....just got really tired....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

lemonade

When life gives you lemons...

2006 inspiration

In the summer of 2006, i did a bit of traveling, the firs ti ahd done, really since my son was born in 2001. I was divorced for a year,( i think, i honestly have lost track of time now) and it was the first time my son would spend a full week with his dad...it was really hard on both of us, my son and i, for him to be gone for that long...and i knew, that if i didn't get away and do somethingduring that week i would go nuts....so, i went to chicago to see my dear friend.  It was quite an adventure...




I loved walking around my friend's neighborhood, taking the bus to various places, getting lost, seeing public art....




Big cities like Chicago and new york are just fascinating to me...seeing how the people live and  function sodifferntly...how kids hop the L at such young ages and go wherever they need to go...i still can't fathom....there is a ferlessness that comes with living in big cities....

but like with any place i visit...i get lost in the lines....the lines of the skyline....the details of the surroundings....i want to take it all in, remember every moment of it...the temperature, the breeze, the smells, the people, the buildings....i could absolutely just go and park myself on a bench and sit all day, just taking each moment in....

Friday, July 2, 2010

staying on track

so now, that i'm here....i'm feeling overwhelmed....i have been wanting to  be self employed and be able to support my family with my artwork, or creations for years....years...and now...now that i am actually forced by the universe to take this leap...i'm scared to deathe...and feel like i'm not getting enough done...

I have decided to do an inventory of my abilities...in comparison to what i was doing as a public school art teacher...and what will be required of me to make this happen as a self employed artist....

as a public school teacher, i was required to wear many hats....i was not JUST a teacher...i don't know any teacher who is anymore....the amounts of paperwork and documentation alone is enough to qualify any teacher for any office job...ANY!....

as a teacher i did the following:
  • maintained files and documents
  • organized information on numerous levels
  • organized presentations  via power point, hands on demos,and game show hosting skills
  • graded, documented said grades and contacted parents about said grades on a daily basis for 100's of students
  • arranged meetings with parents
  • maintained contact with parents and students
  • kept up with inventory to  to be used by students for a whole year
  • found information to inspire students to go beyond their normal level of creativity on artwork
  • maintained and kept up with all school policies and procedures
  • maintained classroom order and managed an average of 200 students every year
  • and i could go on
how can this help me as a self employed artist?
  • basic office management skills- for tax purposes
  • ability to book and organize events
  • ability  to promote and produce PR
  • ability to maintain contacts
  • keeping up with inventory of supplies used for business
  • finding information to keep myself inspired
  • ability to find information necessary for business maintenance
  • ability to run a household, take care of a newborn, kiddo, and run a business....


i can do this....i just have to keep reminding myself that i actually can do this....



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

making new routines

so, i resigned from my job as a public school art teacher....a very scary decision...especially in this economy...

but we are having a new little one this fall...and in weighing the pros and cons...found that no matter what, things were going to be uber tight in the financial department...so, when it came down to it...this was the final push i needed....to just quit....with the cost of childcare...i was going to bring nothing home...that and the fact that maternity leave would take out 3 months worth of salary...and i didn't get disability this year...so, either way, in the finaces, we were screwed...

so, i quit, because if i was going to have to work and be poor, i would rather stay home and know my child and be poor...

i had been feeling burned out for a while now...but never entertained the idea of not teaching art in public school because teaching was "safe"...a monthly paycheck...insurance...same schedule as my kiddo...

i had been wanting to go a different direction artisticly...as in, do my own work for a while to sell and try to make a living...rather than making money by showing people how to do the things i wish i had time to do....

as much as i hate to admit it...teaching other people, zaps my soul....and not necessarily teaching other people...but teaching other people that don't really want to learn what you are teaching....people just biding their time because it is rquired to graduate....

if i were teaching people that really wanted to be there...i know i would feel differently...i had those kinds of people...but they, in all honesty, got overshadowed by the latter....and after 7 years, it was hard to keep my spirits up....

they say that most teachers average 7 years...i never thought that would be me....but it is...

last fall when i had to go back to work, i cried almost every single day for the first month....i was miserable...the kids were fine...i couldn't ask for a better school to work in...it was just me...and that isn't fair to the students....

so, here i am today...starting over...

i still have to work...i just have to work from home...

i started an Etsy Shop...and slowly i am getting it together...
A friend has been very helpful in telling me what works best for her...she is a SAHM and artist as well...and i can't thank her enough for her helpfulness....she has some major good Karma coming her way....

i'm working on designs for my zazzle and cafepress accounts....and right now...right now...lining out fall craft fairs....

fear is a huge motivator for me....

the baby is due in august...so i'm trying to get all of this stuff taken care of right now....

it is getting harder and harder by the day of rme to move around....my back hurts all the time now...my hips are killing me...and sleeping a full five hours...laughable...i get , maybe, 3 hours at a time...training for when the baby gets here....

and I am working, a little at a time...get things lined out in theuniverse for when she gets here...and i know longer get a regular paycheck....yes, i am scared...but excited about it too...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to your courage...
Go in the direction of your dreams, not the direction of your fears
Things to do: get notebook organized, get ideas listed, get 10 items listed on etsy, order boxes for art.o.mat, make list of goals, organize paperwork.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

FWD: There are times when u must take chances in order to survive- max glauben

FWD: There are times when

FWD: There are times when u must take chances in order to survive- max glauben

Sunday, April 18, 2010

an invitation

I have been contacted via FB by a local artist/entrepenuer to display my artwork in her galler/shop in the design district in Dallas. It is part of Illumin 'arte at 1727 levee st. Her gallery will be called The Green Room. She saw my work on FB and told me it was "lovely"... Which is quite a compliment, considering that i feel like i can do som much better if i have the time to actually sit down uninterrupte and do some real work.  Generally, the work i ge to do these days is crammed into time when things might be slighlty quiet and doted with questions and multi-tasking out the wazoo...sigh....so, "lovely" is QUITE the compliment to me.

The concept behind THE GREEN ROOM is to have a boutique of sorts that offers upcycled or recycled items, everything is GREEN...and since my artwork tends to use alot of found objects or things i simply refuse to throw away because they are so wonderful...like corn husks, or fabric, or scraps of paper that i ripped from another project...my work qualifies...and i never actually thought about it like that until now...i was just thinking i had some awful OCD Hoarding syndrome...which...may still be true..but hey, at least I'm actually doing something with it...

Since, kiddo will ahve to be out of school again on Monday, we have had a plan to go and see the gallery space after his Opthamologist appt.  The owner wants me to "get a feel for the place" so that when i am making more work it might inspire me...

to be honest, i'm already excited and told her i don't need to see the place, but will anyway.


I like the design district in Dallas...I would absolutely love to work from one of the warehouse /office spaces...conduct workshops and have art openings...much like they did for Dio-rama-o-rama last spring....

I am very excited about this opportunity. I feel like lately the art karma doors have been opening to me again...and ijust have to keep saying "yes" to those gifts that are handed to me instead of shying away or telling myself i can't do it like i have so many times before...sooner or later, people stop asking...and you have to start all over...the last time this happened, when shows were handed to me, i was pregnant with kiddo....(like i am now) and i pulled out of that world because so many people told me i had to...in some ways, i always felt like it was a huge mistake...i don't want to make the same mistake again...

I am an artist...not JUST an art teacher...i teach because i have to...and i am fortunate to get to...but there is more to what and who I am...and what i do...and letingthe world tell me i can't do it, is a mistake that has only left me bitter and unhappy...and that isn't good for the people i love...it doesn't set a good example for my child...my children, to deny what i can do....if anything, it only makes them sad to see me hide my light....just like i have seen others do...

so, I'm going for it...and kiddo is going with me to the gallery, like he has been asking to do for some time now.."when are we goingto another art show?"... and i will plug along...and see what happens...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Listening to 'the seven spiritual

Listening to 'the seven spiritual laws of success' with deepol chopra in order to stay focussed

Sunday, March 21, 2010

6 inches of snow

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

upstairs @ Pearl

Artwork at Pearl will be available in April. Getting things ready for the show...pics to come

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The truth has set me

The truth has set me free! mediocrity always tries to bring down the awesome...good friends are a gift...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

quote of the day

"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I ignore them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do, or choose not to do."- Robert Heinlein

Sunday, February 28, 2010

test...testing...is this thing on?

just  checking to see if the blog will post to my fb account....
Sunday morning creativity

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

soooo...um....yeah...

i haven't been very good about updating this blog..but hopefully will get back on track...i am currently in the middle of trying to create some masks for a one-act play and a deadline is coming up...i ahve to get them started this weekend...and hopefully will have pics to share....so, that is very exciting for me...

But honestly i am still trying to figure out this whole business route...what does it take? etc...when you are an artist....
what are you will to do?

what are your goals?

What is the ultimate goal as an artist, who is self employed?

Is it to survive?

Is it to make a mark on society?

Is it to have fame and glory?

It is to simply roll in the dough?

Cash is always good.....

How do you make a living from your artwork without selling your soul to the devil?

How do you survive as an artist and still feel as though you a shred of integrity left?

I don't know yet...this is why I don't really make any moeny from my artwork....and i have to ask myself..." how's that working for ya?"

and if i plan to survive as an artist...then how in the world do i do that?

I have been doing alot of reading on the matter...looking into various options...i have no real solid solutions as of yet...but at least...i have some rabbits to chase...

Friday, January 29, 2010

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Self portrait

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

18 count survival kit from good friends.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Loves seeing & hearing the

Loves seeing & hearing the stray seagulls over the parking lot. they make my heart smile.
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