Past Posts

October 2010
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Art as Comfort Food

Really, all we needed last night in our studio was a crackling fire to add a little more of the already present ambiance of the evening! Munching away on cookies and relaxing with hot coffee and lemonade (the wine has to be next for the all adult classes!) the two hour class zipped by. It was “comfort food” in the form of art!

The Value of Customer Service!

Only fools and teenagers (lol) do not know that being nice and helpful to the people who support you is the only way to advance in life AND your art business!

Selling virtually anywhere!

…When I am at a book signing, the people there aren’t there because of me; they are there because of my books. They don’t care what’s inside me. They care what’s inside my books. (John Foxglove)

The Joy of the ART ZONE!

……Maybe some people call it a Zen thing. I call it the “Art Zone”. No matter how long you have procrastinated or how many chores still need to be done, clients to see, bills to pay, kids’ games to see…….somehow, it all goes away when you are creating.

Painting for a cause

When the call came out for Steve and I to help with a calendar for Danny and Ron’s Rescue organization that we support, we were “doggone happy” to oblige :-)

Studio Tours and open gates

Yep it’s that time of year…a fall artist studio tour! It’s actually not a bad idea but outlaying artist studios are at a disadvantage :-) We have to market not only our art, but our gorgeous locations, beautiful studios, stunning road views along meandering country roads….yes, we have to be a DESTINATION, not a “happened upon!”

Playing around with Photobucket

There is nothing more mind bending than wondering how something is done on the computer and going after the answer yourself. I decided that it cannot be done unless you have a fair amount of time to devote to “the cause.”