Busting the Myth of the Starving Artist

Busting the Myth of the Starving Artist

Warning, I am going to rant for a minute. Been feeling this rant coming on for a while and then I got a hit over the head just now and I can’t keep quiet. To all the well-meaning parents, teachers and mentors out there who keep telling their kids, students or...
How do you know if your business idea will work?

How do you know if your business idea will work?

If you’re like most creatives, your head may be bursting with brilliant monetization and business ideas. You write some of them down; some you miss writing down and they disappear into oblivion; and some you make a start on, but never get around to completing. How do...
Wolf Symbolism Expressed in a Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

Wolf Symbolism Expressed in a Mixed Media Painting on Canvas

I am celebrating finally completing this large wolf painting. I am have always been fascinated with the spiritual symbolism of animals and pay attention to when they show up in my life to guide me or remind me to pause and take notice. Wolf symbolism is powerful...
Inktober 2018 Day 9 Zentangle Style

Inktober 2018 Day 9 Zentangle Style

I am still having fun with Inktober 2018 and am drawing something every day. It’s only day 9, we will see if I can keep it. I haven’t lost interest yet, which is what usually happens with me and challenges like this one. I get busy, distracted or bored. As...
Giving Myself Permission to Play

Giving Myself Permission to Play

Do you need to give yourself permission to play? I did. And it hasn’t been so easy. As I continue my personal journey into claiming the title “Artist” I realize that I feel resistance to the label or identification of artist as my job title. I...