Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Studio Notes

I'm still here!
January always means bookkeeping, inventory, paying taxes, and cleaning up! All those ugly behind-the-scenes things we don't like to think about.
This place was a wreck. I about have the studio back in order and I've finished taxes and a lot of my bookkeeping. That was kinda of depressing too. But after feeling low for a day or two about sales last year, I reminded myself that I cannot help the economy and it wasn't for lack of trying. I had a good year where my art was seen in quite a few juried shows, I attended openings for two group shows here in Texas, I had good press coverage and created some really nice art. SO! Its time to pick up the brushes again and move on.

Speaking of moving on, I am not going to participate in the Moses Botkin Monthly Challenge this year. I was part of Diana's group for about 3 years and really enjoyed it. There are a number of good websites and groups offering challenges so if I feel the need to push myself I can look into those. If you are interested in seeing some of those, I made a list on the "Creative Block." There are yet more, and I think I will create a sidebar actually of those for reference. Putting that on my "to do" list now. :-)

Notice the top of the blog - there are links to my galleries which show the current inventory and I added a FAQs page and a bio. A website overhaul is on the to do list too, but honestly, the blog is really covering all the bases.

Be back soon with some art to share!

1 comment:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hello there Robin!... Cheers!... from Canada!

We all have experienced similar disapointments in regards to the failure of the economy... and lower than normal sales to add salt to that wound... BUT.. we both live in places where we can freely express our thoughts and our ideas... without fear of reprisal. That's a Blessing!

Women can move about freely and enjoy the exact same pleasures and opportunities which men can. That wasn't always so... even in the Arts! That's growth!

I very much admire your painterly... evocative painting style and your spirited pursuit of your craft!

Stay the course! ... Chin up!
"What goes around... comes around!"

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce Sherman

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