One of the first things people ask me when I tell them that I’m an artist is: Do you have a website?
Why do they ask this? I think that it’s because the web has provided a stellar forum for artists to reach out to other people and easily show their art to anyone who has a computer… which is everywhere and everyone. Even more so with these fancy smart phones. I love this because I have a lot of control over how I show my work… People all over the globe can potentially find little artistic me. It boggles my mind. So far in the workshop, I’ve been researching web addresses. I’ve also been researching a way that I want to get my art made into prints. It’s going to be really cool once this all comes together, but I just have to keep plodding along and be patient. Right now, I am continually wrestling with the management side and the artistic/ creative side of being an artist. It’s probably the most difficult part of what I am trying to do. The mind drifts about places I want to go and botanicals I want to paint and draw, but I have to stay focused, part-time, on the bigger picture that I am creating.
Big news today is that this blog is now http://www.fineartworkshop.org and I am (freakin’) thrilled about it! I’ve got great and colorful things lined up for this little workshop and I’m looking at releasing some of my new florals in mid-July. I’m so excited and I can hardly keep myself from showing you! Also, I am going to explain my 35 Words and tell you about making them; why they are special and hopefully you will get so hyped about it, you may make a few of your own (–like my family did sitting around my sister’s kitchen table!) So, look for that post coming soon.
(If you are visiting my blog for the first time, do not miss the completed work.)