What pushes artists to continually create art?
It is something a lot of artists work hard for... having their art licensed, and in a box store. I have had it happen once so far, a friend found my art on a canvas in a Christmas Tree Shop in Waterford, Ct. And then I found out it was in their shops all over!… Continue reading The art of being licensed
Another summer has passed, making me wonder where the time has gone. Did I do enough with my daughter? Did we make lots of memories? Why did I not do this or that? And the answer to all these questions is, It was enough. Because it has to be. Regret is one of the worse… Continue reading Empty nest cometh
creating beautiful, personalized centerpieces for any celebration.
Most artists struggle with comparing themselves to other artists. I try hard not to do this, as it can be very damaging. It can even make you avoid painting. I enjoy reading and living by quotes, and one of my favorites is one by Theodore Roosevelt. That quote is so true! When I am working… Continue reading Reaching an epiphany
Who determines what failure is? How is it determined? When it is determined? I recently had a conversation with a family member who had packed their family up, moved across the country, following a dream. We were, and are so proud of them for chasing a dream. Even if it seems to have stalled at… Continue reading The art of embracing Failure
Being an artist in today's world, means that most of us need digital images for submissions, or what have you, online. I recently came across another artist struggling to create digital images, and I remembered how I struggled as well. A lot of artists use a camera, and that is fine too, but I favor… Continue reading The art of creating a digital image
I grew up the daughter of a mechanic, and both of my parents enjoyed cars. So its not a surprise that I love them as well. Growing up it was normal to see a car in my Dad's garage in various states of repair. One of these cars was a 1929 Model A that he… Continue reading The art of meeting again
I am a positive person. But the last few years have tested me sorely. My mother passed away, my husband was in a serious car accident requiring two surgeries, my father had open heart surgery, a surprise, but very welcome grandchild, and more that I don’t care to share. Throughout all of this, my daughter… Continue reading The Art of being grateful
explaining the cost of art