An art show can be an awful lot of work, but there's a process I follow to make things as easy as I can I can. Here's a handy behind-the-scenes view into how I go about planning a big project like this, especially if I'm the one who's going to be doing the hanging!Read More
I’m here to tell you what you should already know: Always, ALWAYS, always, ALWAYS back up your files. And have back-ups for the back-ups.⠀
I have this marvelous 8TB hard drive with all my work on it reaching back to 2002. I've backed that sucker up relentlessly. A few months ago, I started noticing some files wouldn't open, and took it to a local computer repair service who could run a diagnostic. They said the drive was okay. I didn't quite trust them, so I took the time to make sure critical things were backed up in the cloud & elsewhere. In spite of my misgivings, I kept using it anyway.⠀
Because hindsight is 20/20, I now know that was a mistake.
So while keeping things tidy—both in my physical studio and in my schedule—may feel satisfying in one way, I need to leave things a bit messy. Since every artist’s process and working style will be different, an artist should keep their studio at just the right level of tidy AND messy in order to create their best work.Read More
Let's be honest: it's really really hard to make a living as an artist of any kind. The likelihood that any one person is going to "hit the big time," is relatively small. This doesn't mean that creating a sustainable art career is impossible, but that the battle is mostly uphill.
If you're an artist yourself, OR simply an art-lover, there are many things you can do to encourage and support my work and the creation of art in the world at large.Read More
I've seen firsthand how client work can propel someone into wonderful patterns of making. If you're determined enough, you can absolutely make wonderful things happen with your client work. If you can keep up the pattern of getting up and doing one thing every day, it will truly change your life.Read More