I have already had such a lovely summer in spite of the thundershowers we've experienced. I wrote my final exam for psychology (fingers crossed!), travelled to the Okanagan (wine country) with my girls to visit one of my oldest and dearest friends, and have read so much. I'm still painting (always) and have been experimenting with a few new ideas which have been fun for me.
I've been planning an online program that I'm calling Creative Partnerships. When I started out on this creative journey it was difficult to find information & support as an artist. I read a lot, talked to many professionsl Artists & gallery Directors, tried many different things, and I think I've finally found my artistic 'sweet spot' both in my paintings and in my creative career. I've spoken a bit about this in my eNewsletters over the past two months & along with some wonderful feedback I've begun to clarify it a bit more. One thing that is important to me is to make it accessible financially and also simple & straight forward...what I wished I had when I was starting out. It wil be fairly organic, depending on feedback I receive but I think I have a basic outline. I'm thinking of making it available through etsy. I would love to hear what you think.
1. Finding inspiration
2. Tips & Tools
3. Setting up a studio
4. Creative exercises
5. Finding your (art) family
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." ~ Margaret Mead/Jane Howard
6. Creating an artistic career
7. Documenting & pricing artwork
8. Social media & the web
9. Researching & submitting proposals
10. Exhibiting work
11. Connecting with galleries
12. Suggested reading (more inspiration)
Bonus: TBD **12 modules - $10 each or $100 for the year (plus a bonus); Monthly pdf & video, critiques & conversations (email or skype); based loosely on my book Sacred Vessel::A Painter's Handbook**
Also, these are the last of the canoe series (Sacred Vessel) which are currently being exhibited at Abrio Health in my community. The smaller pieces are being listed at $250 each (20x20) and the others at $750 (up to 80% discount).
AIRdirondack Art Project
Alberta (above) +