There is a group of over 700 artists, of all disciplines, living on an island in the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) that had a party. The name of the group is called the Island Bohemians, and we had the Bohemian Ball. It was festive and fun. The costume party and contest was what only artists [...]
All in an Artists Day
Being an artist is not only creating art, but marketing, packing, shipping, and tending to social media, among many other responsibilities. Today was photo shoot day. A wonderful photographer, Greg Roebuck, who has done some fantastic photos for Snowboarding Magazine, spent the better part of an afternoon with me and my paintings. I haven't seen [...]
Style and Freedom
I often struggle with the expectations that an artist have a body of work that is recognizably their "signature" style. Part of what I love about being an artist is the creativity to be unique and let myself explore and be free. The art world does not always favor this course of creativity...at least in [...]
My Studio Assistant
My View from my studio
It Always Stings
In reality I am a thriving,recognized artist, living her dream. I have had plenty of acceptances, awards and applause. So don't feel sorry for me, today I received a "Dear John" letter. In the art world that means a nice rejection letter for a submission to a show. A thanks, but no-thanks. It goes with [...]
Wind and Rain
I now have heat!
Fantasy Gifts for your Artist this holiday.
For the creatives on your gift list, I have compiled a few extraordinary items that will thrill your artist. Any one of them (or all if you are inclined ) will give Santa a lot of points this holiday season. (For those on a more limited budget visit my list of affordable gifts for artist’s [...]