Monday, August 30, 2010


For those in Tallahassee I hope you can attend.I will have a piece in the exhibit. The opening reception is part of the First Friday Gallery Hop:

(WOW... I have reached the point where I can proudly be part of a "senior citizen" exhibit)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My Map Art Inspiration of the Day

What a genius idea! This art project by architects Marcella Campa & Stefano Avesani, Instant Hutong maps the Hutong districts in  downtown Beijing. Here is one of the urban carpets:

urban carpet

Friday, August 27, 2010


I have not consciously used the left side of my brain in planning out what I want to achieve as an artist. So...this is definitely a new activity for me. Perhaps it has to do with the recession, I think a lot of people are being more serious about turning their avocation into a vocation

I finally took the time to write out where I wanted to be in 2011, 2012, and 2013. We'll see if this helps to make things happen.  I certainly hope to see if there is cause and effect in terms of  planning and achieving one's aims.....

Take a minute, click on the chart below.......any comments?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Strategy #3 for Developing a Personal Plan for Success as an Artist: Print media and Image marketing

Note Cards.....
I've been thinking about my previous post related to Developing a Personal Plan for Success as an Artist. To tell the truth, creating print media of my work to sell was on the chart, but not on my radar screen.....until:

I had a nice little chat and nudge from Tana one of the owners of  Humidity Gallery the other day. She suggested that I try to sell note cards at her gallery. So I may create some note card based on the wonderful parks in the Tallahassee area.

This is a mock up of one I may create for our beautiful Lake Ella:

We'll steps --!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Developing a Personal Plan for Success as an Artist

I was rummaging around in my little studio at home and came across a chart I had saved from the Art Calendar magazine back in 2006.  I hadn't looked at it since. But reading it again today, it dawned on me that this may help me develop a way of using my time off from making art. 

The following chart summarizes a possible road map. I put a line through the things I have accomplished.  The author has developed "7 Goal Categories": 

#1: Solo exhibitions and showing in museums, 
#2: Setting Prices for one's work,
#3: Print media and image marketing,
#4: Teaching,
#5: Documenting yourself and your work, 
#6: Selling at Festivals and
#7: Exhibits and judging.

I put a line through the areas I had completed. As you can see I have nothing to show for Categories 3 and 6, but I'm not sure I am interested in pursuing all the goals.  I'll have to think on it............any suggestions out there?