~ Nina Simons
|The arrowleaf balsamroot is blooming in the foothills, at last|
How is it the end of April already? I've been burning the candle at both ends, that's for sure. After attending my second mind-blowingly inspiring Susan K. Black artist workshop last Fall, I made a pledge to myself that I would stop making excuses, stop worrying what people think, and focus on developing my art into a full-fledged career this year. I haven't been particularly productive in terms of creating art (or blogging!), but I've been busy with a number of other art-related activities.
I've been teaching art classes and workshops in area art centers this Spring. One of my favorite classes that I've developed is a beginning drawing class. It is so wonderful to see people who swore they could never draw producing really lovely drawings in a matter of weeks. I love to teach, and apparently the participants actually like my teaching, because I already have requests for more classes in the Fall.
I'm working on a total overhaul of my website. I bet you didn't even know I had a website. That's because it's so old and clunky that I've been embarrassed to even admit I have one. Time to fix that!
A few months ago, I dropped off my business card at a local coffee shop that I really like. They feature local artists during the monthly downtown art walk. Last month they contacted me when their scheduled art show fell through and I was able to pull together a substitute show for them at the last minute. I made some sales during that show and now they want to carry some of my work in their shop.
As if all that wasn't enough, I've been planning and coordinating a series of adventures that will start over the next few months. Here are a few hints as to what I'll be doing:
|Hint: The building on the left is home to the oldest one of these in the US. |
The sculpture in the middle and the building on the right are new additions to this.
I'll be most involved in the building on the right.
|Hint: That wall looks awfully blank...|
And if these clues haven't been enough to inspire you to stay tuned, I'll post a cute photo of our cat in a shameless bid to keep you coming back because there's plenty more cute where that came from.
|She needs her 16 hours of sleep a day. |
How do I get in on that racket???