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So, I googled my name today.  I was looking to see if Google had accepted my website and to see where my name came up.  Very interesting... It will change in the next search... I know..  But for today, in that moment where I dipped my toe in the proverbial river or data that is the Internet... My images were shown together with images of Maya Angelou, and Albert Einstein ... Images of my blackbirds were shown beside images of breath taking landscapes and some gorgeous animal photography!!!! How cool is that?  I don't know... Really, but in that moment...

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Creating and selling artwork is a lot like performing, or at least I thought so until I was able to speak recently with an amazing circus performer.  She said that performing in front of audiences becomes like second nature, that it becomes like a job.  Aspects of the performance become like any other job.... I was really thrown by that and it took a few days to process this... I guess I should delve a little further in explanation, this woman was a high trapeze artist 30 years ago.  She would fly and perform her act 60 feet above the...

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We all make mistakes, we stumble and fall...usually we get back up and keep going.  Sometimes we pause in the mud and dirt and take a strong look at how we got there.  In an very few falls, and only one per person, they are terminal.  So mistakes, stumbles and falls are strictly speaking not terminal.  Yet, they have the impact of feeling like it, especially during those times where we have fallen hard enough that we cannot get right back up and the contemplation concerning how we got there has yet to begin. I have made serious blunders socially...

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There are millions of emotive responses to contend with when attempting to sell art.  I have struggled with pricing and placement. I have agonized over actually putting some work in the public view. I deal with shame and pride... Twin sisters, I am starting to think. There seems to be no end. One of the oddest or more out of place emotive responses seems though to be one of disdain. Disdain for the work done, disdain for the "theme" of  the website, disdain for all of the metrics and emails concerning the metrics... Disdain for the lack of experience and...

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It is a weird thing to try and sell yourself.  Little pieces of my dreams and nightmares, my insights and struggles...battles fought hard and won sometimes desperately.  It seems counter intuitive.  Most of the people I know don't remark on the phases of their existence, say nothing of creating something tangible to mark the experience or lesson learned. Yet, now I seek to take these tangible personal reminders of my human existence and try and turn a buck on them.  First, apparently, I am to build a website since I do not have the financial wherewithal to rent or buy...

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