|"Heat of the day"|
|"At the Fair"|
In addition to teaching and working for Lori, two weeks ago, I launched my Artist BFF Virtual Assistant service, designed to help artists on a project oriented basis with tasks that range from marketing ideas, social media to starting a newsletter, and everything in between. I've had such an amazing response. So much that I now have a waiting list of clients. As the saying goes, "See a need, fill a need". I'm a lucky girl with some great clients that I learn from every day. For my artist friends (shameless plug), check out my Artist BFF services to see how I can help you.
Between the teaching, working for Lori & the Artist BFF, I'm looking for extra hours in the day. Where does my art fit into this picture? Well at the end of the day, I'm a painter. It's what feeds my soul. So not having the stress of my next sale to pay the bills, has presented a wonderful chance for me. So I've made a decision to take the rest of this year & 2015 to focus on my growth as an artist. I can paint and challenge myself in ways that aren't possible when you are painting for galleries & shows. I'm excited, terrified & fully realizing that sleep might be a luxury over the next 15 months. Sleep is highly overrated. At least that's what I'm telling myself.
|"Fence Line Flowers"|
I want to thank my friends, family & students both here & across the country for being my cheerleaders. And for being a shoulder to cry on when needed as well as pushing for me to challenge myself. I feel very blessed by having each one of you in my life!
Blessings from a very happy "southern" transplant.