07/21/2006: "Friday tips for artists"
I meant to mention this awhile back, but Paul Dorrell, most excellent author of Living the Artist's Life usually posts a tip for artists each Friday on his blog.
Here is a link to the index of his Friday Tips for Artists section. Since he is a gallery owner he has a unique perspective on things that artists tend to struggle with (and I think it's pretty great of him to put this nice resource together) so enjoy!
On a personal note, I fought my hermit-ish inclinations last night and went out for a beer at the neighborhood pub with friends (which IĎve been doing a lot lately) and ended up having a great time. In many ways itís easier to be a home-body even though I know from experience Iíll have fun if I just can make it out the door. Iíd probably have an easier time with that if wearing PJs in public was more acceptable!
And now the work day is over and Iím having some serious fantasies about retreating into my cozy little cave with the doors double bolted and the phone turned off. Just me, my two fluffy beasts, a fresh pallet of oil paints and a steaming mug of hot cocoa (itís 48 degrees F or 8.9 degrees C here) and rainy. I could see my breath last nightÖglobal warming my ass!