Big Changes and Goals for the New Year!

Hello, friends, and a very Happy New Year to each and every one of you. Sorry I’ve been out of touch, but I have a little  announcement to make. I have returned to full-time work and it has kept me very busy lately. When I made the transition to being a full-time artist three years ago,… Continue reading Big Changes and Goals for the New Year!

Making Art While Appeasing Your Inner Committee

I had an insight today.  Regardless of what you think makes a successful artist – whether it be sales, gallery representation, or critical attention – you can’t even be an artist without tremendous inner resilience and spiritual balance to. Just. Keep. Working. This is what separates the ones who try and give up and the… Continue reading Making Art While Appeasing Your Inner Committee

No One Wants a Soldier That is Only a Little Brave

I came across this interview today with writer Cheryl Strayed, author of Tiny Beautiful Things. She spoke about the pressures of the outside world on the artist, paraphrasing something F. Scott Fitzgerald said: “Nobody wants a soldier that is only a little brave.” She went on to say this: And if you’re gonna be a… Continue reading No One Wants a Soldier That is Only a Little Brave

So You Want to Quit Your Day Job, Part II: Becoming a Professional

So you want to quit your day job. Let me guess… At the end of every day, you drag yourself home, almost too tired to survive the commute. You might work out, rustle up some grub and then you drag yourself into your studio (or to your kitchen table, couch, or desk) to work on… Continue reading So You Want to Quit Your Day Job, Part II: Becoming a Professional

“A woman must have money and a room of one’s own…” – Virginia Woolf

So, here I am. Sitting in my front bedroom studio in a new home with a new life. I just moved down to Navarre, Florida to finally follow a path I’ve dreamed about for years – to try to make something of myself as an artist. No more dashing out the door of my Washington… Continue reading “A woman must have money and a room of one’s own…” – Virginia Woolf