Sunday, December 20, 2009

Staying in the Art Game 20/12/09

Its not easy making sure you have at least an hour of "art time" when you are a mother of two and you have six pets, a business to run and chores to run, like Christmas shopping.....noooooooooo its not easy.

So what did I get up to today in the name of art. In between the bank, the post office, the department stores and parking (what parking) I managed to.....wait for it........hang a painting. Yes, I actually put string behind a painting and hung it in my living room. Deciding that I could never part with the particular piece of art because it is of my daughter....I have officially found it a home in the living room. Its a large piece and takes a good part of the wall up.

So here it is. I hope you like it. Its my contribution to my art today. Because, even if you can't make it, think it, or even read about it, you can, perhaps, hang something on a wall. Its all in the name of art. My art. Feeling good about that today.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Staying in the Art Game - 20/12/09

Still trying to figure out how to blog. Today I am spending way to much time on my laptop in bed with a fat ginger cat, two fox terrier minatures, one fluffy pomperanian scratching away.....and me in my pj's, NOT DOING any art, trying to figure what the heck I am doing this for. Oh Yea, I remember its to blog, put my art out there and to promote myself....ha it working? Not so far.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Staying in the Art Game

I have so much to do to prepare for shows coming up in January. The problem is you enter so many shows and at the time you estimate or guess what works you will put in. They want so much information so many months ahead of time. By the time its time to take your work to the show, you are , "Oh My, what did I say I was putting in" and "Oh I havn't even framed it, painted it, printed it, etc etc". I love being and artist but its constant work and if you put the brush, the competition forms, the computer networking tools, down for a minute you are behind the 8 ball as they say. To be an artist takes work. Not just the creative kind but the smarts, networking side. It takes two kinds of people to be a successful artists. You have to know how to put it out there, then you have to be prepared to be rejected, which is even worse!

Here is a work I hope to put into a show soon. Comment would be great. BillyLee