Confession: I Haven’t Been Painting Much I have a confession to make; I haven’t been painting very much lately, even though I call myself an artist. In fact, it’s been almost a month since I painted a picture, or even wanted to work on a painting. Yesterday was my first day back at the easel, working on a complicated water lily painting. Although this … Continue reading Artists: Rekindle Your Creativity
Hello Family, friends and fans, I am excited to share that I have been invited to be a vendor at the Unplugged Festival hosted by Brunswick Main Street and Pop Up Frederick. My artwork will be for sale, and I will be part of a larger group of artisans and makers. There will also be games and “battery-free” fun for the whole family. Here is … Continue reading Unplugged Festival: Saturday, September 8 from 1 pm-5 pm in Brunswick, MD
Hello Family Friends and Fans, I wanted to share some exciting news! After several months of the art show circuit, I am back on track and will be exhibiting my oil paintings, acrylics and some watercolors at a 1-day pop-up event, hosted by Leslie Ruby. I will be selling my artwork and be demonstrating how to draw portraits in pastel. This event will be part of … Continue reading Upcomming Art Show at Sky Stage in Frederick, MD
What is Self-Doubt? In my last post, I talked about some marketing techniques for artists, such as: why artists need to create a portfolio, but this week, the topic that resonates most with me is self-doubt. I know it sounds kind of depressing; however, I am trying to be more authentic in what I write about on this blog and not just what seems popular … Continue reading Artists and Self-Doubt: A Perennial problem and what to do about it
Being an Artist: An Unconventional Career Path As promised, I am elaborating about marketing techniques as part of a series which will feature artist portfolios. Part 1 of this series will be about artist portfolios, and subsequent parts will follow as I research and discover content that I deem to be helpful to other artists as they travel this unconventional career path. … Continue reading Portfolio Formats: Which is Right for You?
Time seems to be getting away from me lately; working long hours at my part-time job, keeping my house clean and neat, cooking, running errands, etc. I’ve had precious little time lately to do art, or even to blog, or think much about the when/how/what, I want to blog about. My thoughts have been scattered like so many leaves on the wind, and my content … Continue reading Why Do Artists Need a Portfolio? Part 1
In a follow up from last week’s blog post about copyright infringement and how to avoid it, I am looking at the other side of the coin and investigating how artists can protect their work from being stolen online. However, I must offer the caveat shared by Drew Kimble, author of the article, “Stop Stealing My Sh*t,” that there is no foolproof guarantee that any … Continue reading How Can Artists Protect Their Art Online?