Friday, April 27, 2018

Belchertown Art Walk

I will be at the Belchertown Town Hall from 1 to 4 pm, tomorrow, Saturday, April 28th as part of the Quabbin Art Association's participation in the Belchertown Art Walk.  If you are out and about . . . come visit!  I will be painting and have a few items for sale and display.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When I'm Not Painting

I made reference recently to the fact that I struggle with marketing and keeping up with all the "other" stuff that goes along with running an art business: like blogging, posting to social media, entering shows, writing newsletters, etc. I often set a schedule only to follow it for a short time and ditch it after a while. 

So here I am, once again, arranging an editorial calendar and organizing my business responsibilities for myself so that I can maintain more consistency in my bookkeeping and marketing efforts. I have some great mentors in this arena and am hopeful that I can improve my organization and follow-through. Sometimes it's hard to be me. Ha!

What part of your art business do you struggle with? 

Monday, April 23, 2018

New Braintree Sap

"New Braintree Sap"
16" x 12"
watercolor on clayboard

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. Good grief! As you well know, my consistency with blogging isn't always the best. Marketing and social media maintenance is my Achilles heel with regards to my art business. For me, the painting is the most comfortable part. While I enjoy posting, keeping up with it and "marketing" is tough for me. I have to really work at efficiently scheduling my time and when life gets in the way, it's the first thing that suffers. Just know that I will forever be working at this because I guess it's "just how I roll."  Ha!

That being said, even though some of my priorities have been shifted the past few weeks, I managed to finish a couple paintings and enter some shows. I'm also working on a solo exhibit that I'll be having this summer. I'll let you know more about that soon.

So . . . for now I'm sharing with you my new painting, "New Braintree Sap" and I'm excited to say that it's already found a "forever home." I'm so lucky to have such wonderful collectors.

Have a great start to your week!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Doggy Paddlin'

"Doggy Paddlin'"
8" x 8"
(watercolor on clayboard)

I finally finished this little painting yesterday so that I could hang it in a local exhibit at the Palmer Library in Palmer, Massachusetts. It is part of the Library's Community Collaborative "Rivers" Art Exhibit. A reception is scheduled for Wednesday night from 5:00 - 6:30 pm with a poetry reading event following from 6:30 - 8:00. You can find more information here if you are interested in attending. It should be a lovely event.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tomato Progress ...

I've been a little remiss at posting . . . my goal is to post 2-3 times a week, but I don't always do it. Ugh. I thought you might like to see how this painting is shaping up. I'm still not done, but it's close. Lots and lots of layers.

Have a delightful day and enjoy the groovy music!