1. Do more. Whatever your passion is, keep creating it. It'll keep you happy. 2. Do better. Never stop improving your craft and yourself. These two knit together. A skill you've learned because you wanted to try something new will grow to help you in another area. Life just works that way. 3. Listen to … Continue reading Three easy steps
Have you made the decision?
"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are." ----John Pierpont Morgan
Whether you are a completely self-supporting artist (lucky you!) or moonlight as an artist (hmm, guess where I fit!), we can use all the help we can get to keep us motivated and on track. One of my personal favorite blogs is Walt Kania's The Freelancery. Even better than the blog itself is this fabulous … Continue reading Living Freelance
When you face the reflection
Last time I posed the question of what your art was saying about you -- perhaps even something you didn't realize you were saying. There is a flip-side to that. What happens to your art when you do realize it says something about you, especially if you weren't expecting it. I admit that ever since … Continue reading When you face the reflection
The other day I had the opportunity of hearing a friend discuss my book with someone. She started talking about the painting on the cover of my book which I also did. Repeatedly my friend kept saying, "Yes, she is very talented." About the third time I heard my friend say "talent," and mind you … Continue reading Chose talent
Sometimes we hold onto regrets from our past longer than we should. We think that "we should've done this or that" and our lives now would be different. I often regret that I didn't spend more time drawing, doodling, and creating as a child. I once loved to paint. I remember sitting at the table … Continue reading Being Whole
I have to admit that since my mother's death last year, I've been asking myself if she was happy in her life. I know her goal was a to have a family and I know she loved being a mother, but did she find the fulfillment in it that she always thought she would? It's … Continue reading Success
My Illustrated Dip
Last time, I talked about The Dip. Strangely enough, shortly after I posted the blog, I found an illustration on my journey into the dip. Here it is: In case you can't read it, I'll tell you what it says. The first little lady walks into the dip saying, "Cool, I'm an artist." She gets … Continue reading My Illustrated Dip
Is positive attitude all it’s cracked up to be?
Positive attitude is a self-imposed blessing. And it is my greatest hope that you discover that truth and bless yourself forever. --Jeff Gitomer This quotation came through on Twitter not too long ago and I wanted to share it with you. I know a lot of people don't believe in "that positive attitude mumbo jumbo." … Continue reading Is positive attitude all it’s cracked up to be?
Are we there yet?
I am happy to say that January is almost over. January is always a busy month for me at my bookkeeping work. Some would even say that I'm a little cranky! 🙂 I'm definitely more like a belladonna flower than a rose. This January has been an odd one too. Needless to say, I'm a … Continue reading Are we there yet?
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