The ruminations of an artist on art & life...art quilts, beading, knitting, drawing, painting, printmaking, bookmaking are all my passions, I love to explore creating....

Monday, January 02, 2012

Thank YOU : Out with old & In with the new


I want to thank all my readers for a great year! I now have online friends I would never have "met" without this blog. I am wishing all my readers a joyful and happy 2012!

I am determined to "make a living" this year with my creativity. This may mean some anxious times as I patch together my monthly income (and I live on very little) via selling my art, crafts, & designs, working as an "on-call" Nanny, and (hopefully)  teaching crafts. So far, so good and it is only the 2nd day of this year!

Last year --like life usually goes--had its ups and downs. Looking back I realized I was only employed (at a regular job with set hours)  about 7 months this year... yet somehow I survived. 

The best thing I did all year was to rent myself art studio space. Not only do I now have a great place to go and create, but (at least in my mind) somehow having an art studio legitimizes me as an artist. To me--- having the studio means I am taking my art and design work seriously. And guess what happened once I committed to taking myself more seriously???

ah, Yes!! my productivity and SALES went up since I created more items AND I actively marketed them, which of course resulted in more sales. And since I consider writing this blog part of my creative endeavors, I also plan to explore ways to make some income ($$$$) blogging.

So, please repeat after me : WAY WILL OPEN, WAY WILL OPEN......(and thanks for all your support!)


do what you love and the $$$$ will follow...
addendum: oh, and  this year I plan to do one special thing each week only because I want to!!! putting myself on the list of "to dos"

4 comments:

Fourborne said...

Very inspiring! I have a fear of putting my art out for sale. I envy you renting s studio. Hopefully this year I will let go and chase my dreams.

RantWoman said...

I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog and art.

All I have to say about the make a living from art dream is GO FOR IT! Follow your dream and what you need will come!

girlunwinding said...

Congratulations on making a commitment to doing what you love as a way to make your living! I wish you the best on an easy road.
Peace~
Dawn

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

So happy to have found your log through CED and look forward to following along on the journey... congrats on the goals and following a creative path... I love every minute of my creative chaos!!!