Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Yikes! The world as I knew it came to an end…

…Or my world anyway!

Wow! I’ll have to say being with out internet and computer puts a halt to life as we know it. I allowed a friend to use my laptop and Walla, Trojans and viruses galore! I was without both for almost 2 weeks. Then I have been in the process of moving since the upheaval. Hence, no posts for quite sometime. So sorry for the delay. I learned a huge lesson…never let anyone use your computer or at least the one that your life or all your artwork on it. As well as, have some posts prewritten and ready to publish. That way you don’t feel overwhelmed with everything and can keep in touch with everyone. I’ve learned my lessons and ready to start the New Year off right. So look out here I come, ready for a great year of blogging!

Well, I hope everyone enjoyed my “how to stretch a canvas” series. If anyone has any ideas or tips, please let me know. I would love to hear your ideas.

I recently had a 1 night art show with 4 other artists called Art Above the City. It was wonderful, very educational and helpful. I decided along time ago not to leave it up to someone else to decide my future. While I love the idea and the fast track of a sponsor or gallery to take one under their wing and help them along, it doesn’t always work that way or not in the time I would like anyway. I have found that by putting on your own art shows and putting it out there, you are paving your own way. One never knows who will show up or what friend will bring that someone who will either love and BUY your art or be the one to help push your career in the perfect direction.

I have put on numerous art shows which has gotten me into local magazines, local galleries, a great art friend network, and brought people to me that otherwise I would not have met. It is hard work but, very beneficial. Over the next few weeks, I will be putting together some tips to starting your own art shows and events.

Remember…Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are always right!

Being an artist isn’t easy, but if you do all you can for your art career, you WILL succeed! Enjoy the process!

Happy New Year to everyone!

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