Monday, August 6, 2007

The week by week challenge of New Art Work

I find that as much as my artist friends complain of not having enough time to create, for me it is more a matter of having enough DISCIPLINE to create.
Those minutes lost in the refridgerator, the hours listening to music, or watching TV, or curled up on the sofa with a good book, (and yes the hours of surfing the internet for the next great thing will that will get my original fine art discovered) ALL keep me from actually showing up at the canvas and creating art.
Lately I am learning that the bigger impediment to my exploring all the art forms and the mediums I love - whether is it oil pastel, acrylic, oil or silk painting - is the amount of time I need to spend organizing my life and my business as an artist.
My work can be found on my website : which need to be constantly up dated and cleaned.
I sell my art on Ebay- which requires constant monitoringand additions to have a regular income.
I sell my work at which also requires hours of uploading images and fillingin information.
Those alone takes more than a 30 hours /week. I paint voraciously, but I also spend 10-20 hours a week matting and framing my work. then there is the additional time of filing, photographing, record keeping, book keeping, materials ordering. Starting today I am going to show a painting a day here on my blog. They will be available for sale at reasonable rates through a prostore at Ebay on the net. Id love to hear from anyone who views my work and who enjoys my meditiations on my life as an artist.
One day soon though this is really going to turn into a great business for me. I can't wait to find out there are not enough hours in the week to spend the money I am making!
Til next time
Create beauty and fill the world with love!