The gains came about in accomplishing some goals in reference to my art; this blog being one of them. It all started at the beginning of the year when I was invited to attend an art marketing workshop. In that workshop, I met many talented artists and people that I hope will remain in my circle of friends. The workshop showed me that I could no longer remain a closet artist, but that through the internet I could let the world know that creating makes me happy and sharing it makes me even happier. After the workshop, I opened a Facebook account, a Twitter account and started this blog. If that was not enough, I submitted my work and joined the GroveHouse Artists Gallery and again met more wonderful artists. I ended the year by entering the Mad Hatter Arts Festival and even being in the King Mango Strut Parade last Sunday. Life is great and I hope that in 2010 I can add more to my list of gains.
Below are some links to some of this year's events and the web pages of some that helped me begin this journey. Enjoy! Happy New Year!!!!
http://lyndawellensart.com/gallery.html - Invited me to the workshop.
http://debracortese.com/blog/ - Led the worshop.
http://monique-lassooij.blogspot.com/ - Spoke about her blog and it inspired me.
http://www.artistamundo.com/artworksbyelizabet - Encourages me to paint BIG and tells me of various art opportunities year round.
http://web.mac.com/deborahweed/Site/Deborah_Weed.html - Always encouraging me.
http://mylifeandart.typepad.com/ - Always sharing her marketing information.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaI2d2r_AA0 - GroveHouse Gallery opening video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezQVuQb22FY - Mad Hatter Art Festival 2009 video
http://windisch-huntfineart.com/ - Gripe Vine group organizer for King Mango Parade(workshop held at this gallery)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K14OwgPnEss - King Mango Strut Parade 2009 video
Thank you to my husband, Phil, who encourages me to pursue my dream, attends all shows, takes pictures and even creates these great videos; and my family and friends for always supporting me and attending my shows.