03/08/2007: "I feel like an artist again!"
Well, I don't spend the time that I used to (obviously) updating this site but today I was really surprised that after years of being number 1 or 2 in Google for searches like "artist blog" I suddenly appear to have fallen off the map. Where's the love Google?
I mean gee, isn't a person allowed a little break from time to time?
The thing is, several recent events have helped me reconnect with my somewhat absent identity as an artist. First of all, a couple weeks ago I had a chance to visit Rob Roys in his new downtown studio, which gave me a *heavy* case of studio envy. Aaron looked into a few potential studio spaces for me in the same area but the truth is, right now I can't afford one. But still, the fact that I *want* one so badly is a good sign that my waning artbido might be at an end.
Secondly, I've been asked to give another workshop at our city museum for the end of March titled "Artists on the Web: Web-based Marketing for Artists". I started putting together some materials for it and it made me realize how little I've been doing in that area and how much I miss it.
Then, yesterday I sold a painting online! I used to sell paintings and prints online quite regularly but guess what? It doesn't just happen on its own (generally speaking) it involves some work. So, selling a painting was another reminder that hey! I'm an artist! (and as always, a sale is a ginormous shot in the arm/ego).
Also, I've been asked to sit on an artist panel for the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council this weekend, which will be discussing the age old question of how to price your work.
So, I guess I'm realizing that it's time. It's time for me to get back in the game. Next week is our Spring Break and I'm going to have the entire week off to organize my studio space and (hopefully) paint. I am soooo close to finishing THE COMMISSION I've turned down 2 or 3 commissions in the past couple of months because I want to get caught up on all of my current commitments. I also have to finish a painting for my dad and for my boyfriend's mom (a belated Christmas present).
But I have high hopes! So, to anyone who's still reading out there...thanks! And stay tuned...