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Thursday, July 31, 2008

I Love Somerset Studio!

I bought myself a treat today at Michaels ( I used the 20% off coupon on the entire purchase...of course). Even though I should be buying art supplies, I indulged myself by buying the Somerset Studio magazine, the art of paper and mixed media. I absolutely love it, love it. I think it is pure creativity and so inspiring.

Another thing I love about it is how they open the magazine up to artists to send in articles or projects they've done. I mean, they will publish your art if it's selected. That is way cool. As I browsed through it, I thought hmmmm..... I should send something in sometime. Just for fun. Hey... anyone want to join me? Now that would be fun! By the way the call for entries page is 121 in the July/Aug edition.

Gee, am I crazy or what? Here I am with several local shows ahead of me that requires major production and I am getting sidetracked with this. Seeing stuff that inspires me always does that.

Well, I am off to go get inspired some more. If you haven't already pick up yourself a copy of Somerset, you should. And if you get it at Michaels be sure to use your discount coupon!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Art is Art

Sunday I regained my power seller status on ebay, whoo hoo. Thanks to everyone who buys my art on ebay. I have many repeat customers and they are just wonderful.

Today I am re-hanging our little gallery that I am a partner in, as well as a contributing artist. We have some wonderful local artists, both in personality as will as talented in their art. It is a fun little gallery. We rehang the gallery twice a month. If you are ever in Salt Lake City, stop by.

Monday, July 28, 2008

I am really going to do this!

I have been wanting to blog for a loooong time but haven't, fearing it would catch me up into the computer and whirl me away into wasted time! But there are benefits to blogging and I am sure I can overcome my fears...maybe.

Today I am tempted to do another art doll. On ebay I have focused on sheep with quotes and scriptures, with occasional cows, bunnies, angels and miscellaneous bizarre things from my mind.

I also have two shows coming up in my galleries in Salt Lake City, one in September and another in October. Not to mention the 4 street fairs I've gotten involved with in the next 3 months. I have a lot of painting to do and I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed. Do other artists overbook themselves like this? How am I going to get all this done and still produce my ebay work (my consistent bread and butter in this economy).

One thing I have tried, is to neglect my house... but that is not working. Any suggestions? So here I sit and am voluntarily letting myself blog into time that should be Painting? Too late, gentle reader! I have just given a bit of my soul to the vortex of blogging, and guess what? It didn't take as long as I thought!