Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Today I start a new day job, one that holds promise to help pay the bills and be of service to my fellow humans. Being a life coach I am always trying how to figure out how to pay the bills, manage my art life and find new clients to keep the whole thing going. I am a good coach...people don't need my services forever, I help them get on track, find passions and inroads to their success, set and keep healthy goals, better their communication skills and feel better about being in the moment. They feel better usually pretty quick and don't need me every week anymore...that's how I know I am good...my clients see results.
I have recently been offered an opportunity to work with a large company that will help to provide a steady stream of new clients. I just have to be the best I can be and take the appointments, and use my talents to help others be the best they can be. The beauty is that I can still paint while I do this.
So, I am a little nervous about the new job but also excited to use my talents as an Intuitive Life Coach to serve a greater good, and make some money at the same time. I have a new painting on the easel as well...so I can paint while I go along and hopefully have something to share on the art front tomorrow.
Busy, busy...and trying to think about my thinking in relation to my new works. I have spent too much time over the past couple of days telling myself the two new paintings were too much fun and too easy to have any value. I didn't have to sweat it out or agonize over every step...I just had some fun and didn't think too much...so can they be any good? The answer is up to me of course, they are good if they were satisfying to create, I enjoyed the process, and they are good works at the end of the work day. They fit into all three slots...so that means I can get off my own back and enjoy this muse while it is here. Not all art has to be a form of torture and anguish. I can have fun and it still be worth something, it can still have meaning.
I can coach myself as well...in other words.
Be kind to yourselves today, count your blessings, and
buy some art! :)
My mantra for today:
One expanded and encompassing thought could change my life today.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
I really like her and wanted to share...
I need a name for her too. I am tired from working like 20 hours straight (well I slept last night for about 4 hours so not really straight but it feels like it)
Amber helped me name the last one, and that worked really well, so I thought what the heck I would put it out there and see what wonderful things you guys can come up with. She has to dry and have the last details put in, but she is pretty close to being done...I have the studio windows open and the spring air blowing in...
that's what inspired her, warm air and the smell of winter Daphne on the breeze.
So anyway...I got to go take a shower and try to get the paint out of my hair and ear...don't ask...I have no idea how it got in my ear, but it's all violet now.
Let me know what you think of her...feedback, feedback please!
Have a happy Saturday all,
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Friday, March 23, 2007
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Monday, March 19, 2007
BAD! Kitty Art Studio
The Fairy World Show
Well this is all of the show, minus one that I don't have a picture of yet. I am going to try and get it taken and upload to this slide show later in the day.
If you see something you like...for goodness sakes Email Me
and we will work something out. Some of these have been loaded onto Etsy and are ready for sale there, you can get there by clicking on the Etsy pictures in my sidebar, they also have better pictures than in this slide show.
I am starting a new work today, after finally getting all my responsibilities caught up and I am looking forward to a day in studio...I'll show what I get done if I get someplace that makes sense...I have three ideas (as usual) and I may spend a little time getting all three started so I may not have anything today to share...but you know me...in a day or two I'll have three to share!
So everyone have a great day, buy some of my art if you are moved to do so, or send my info along to someone who will, please.
I need that sale to happen soon...
Love to all,
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Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
OK...so it's not the end of the world, it's just a problem, that's all.
Here's the story.
The big show that I have been working so freaking A hard on for three months, investing time and money and energy into and...at the expense of some other opportunities I might add...is still going to happen, but with some changes.
The well respected and very well known curator of the Gallery...has resigned in a huff because of a fight between herself and the board members.
Oy Farking Vey!
Shows are now being run by a bunch of 'art volunteers', until a new curator/director can be found. This means the contracts that she made with artists are being held and honored...with a few small changes (insert sarcasm here)...with her leaving she took all of her contacts with her, so the hella good promotions and advertising that she did...gone. No big splashy spreads on the front page of the newspaper and 100's of patrons/collectors that she could count on for any show she wanted to really pump showing up on opening night. This is one of the big reasons I was so excited about this show in the first place...it's a launching point for me into the world of collectors and big time galleries.
Two...the fantastic food and wine that would have been served at the opening...gone. Those were her contacts too.
Crap, art sells better with wine present...and Good wine too...another
Three...the solo show...gone...I will now share an opening night with three other artists from the smaller internal galleries within the gallery (not that I really mind this point too much, but still it does not do any of us artists any good that are involved...bah!) and the reception has been cut down from 5 hours to 2...and moved from a Saturday to a Thursday night because that's the night the gallery stays open later anyway and it saves the board money, and it will be hosted by volunteers from the local community...who had to ask my name three times while talking to me, and had no idea what I do...how are they going to make sales? Right they are not...I will have two hours in which to schmooze and make sales, I can do that I am good at what I do...I have no fear about that but... on a Thursday night!?...gimme a break.
So, I spent yesterday pouting.
I let myself think bad thoughts, be pissy, and throw fits.
I thought about pulling my art from the showing and just getting to work on making something else happen.
I woke up this morning and am now working on getting over it...first step this ranting and raving blog post. Please excuse the mess...the BAD! Kitty has gone bat shit.
I have had a hard time getting into large "respected" galleries over the years...I am not a pedigree artist...so I must take opportunity when it comes along...I am not too good for this type of thing. I will still have it on my resume, and that's a good thing and may open other gallery doors for me in the future. I might even make a sale or two...you never know and it's never good to pre-judge the clientele...or you will talk yourself out of sales.
My ego is not that big. Oh, mind you I have a hell of an Ego...It's a healthy beast.
It's just not my ruling monster. I am a risk taker and willing to learn on the go. You have to roll with the punches and the show must go on. I am a professional, after all.
The gallery also informed me that I will have to hang the show myself (no problem as this is something I usually have to do anyway...I was looking forward to just dropping off my work and letting the magic happen...Oh well) and that the gallery % on sales may have to increase from what it was, that point has not been decided yet.
I informed them on this point, that I have a signed contract about the terms...and they should do what is needed for the galleries survival...and if the other artists will hand over more money then that's all well in good...I however will not be doing that...because
I Have A Contract.
They took that pretty well...I think.
So...I am placing the new works online for sale...and I am still thinking hard about the right and wrong thing for me to do...the part about not reveling the work to public before the show opening has been lifted, because as I was told...I need to look into promoting the show myself at my own expense...to help out...and I will...for me to spend money to make money...I have to sell work, that's the way BAD! Kitty operates. It is called BAD! Kitty after all...not the I'm nice and want to make it so please walk all over me because I am stupid kitty studio.
I have been in large galleries before...it's just been awhile, and with moving into the new area...I need to make a name for myself here in this local part of the berg...that don't mean I'll take scraps though...or spend a bunch of money I don't have to promote a gallery that maybe going tits up because they have an uptight board of directors that want to see more profits under any circumstance in this time when galleries large and small are having a hard time keeping the doors open at all.
So that's my rant for the day.
I am now going to take pictures of the works for the show...and post them for you all to see...and place them on the site for sale as well.
So stay tuned for more pictures...and great prices on large works...
because this Kitty needs a sale...it's been three months and I need a sale soon.
That is all.
Have a good day,
and come back later for a picture blog post
of the Fairy World Show.
Over and out.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
My track for today...
And I need it too, because I have the most terrible headache ever! I woke up this morning stiff, sore and in pain...BAH! I spent the entire day yesterday working hard on the final details for the show...documenting, applying hanging wires, coating with poly, painting the sides of canvases, and signing works that still needed it.
This will be my first ever show that I am ready for early! I will not be the night before the show...freaking out about what I forgot, or what to wear...I even have all that ready to go. Man am I good. It only took me five years of yearly showing to figure out that I can be totally prepared and it still be a good thing, I don't have to freak out...what a concept.
I finished all the works for the show two weeks ahead of schedule too. Can you believe it? I can't. When I started working on the show back in January I thought to myself I'll never make it...15 new works before the end of March...but I set out a goal, and stuck to it, and I got it done and early too.
I can't wait to finish up today and get back to the easel...
painting whatever I want to...no pressure just fun.
So today I woke up, took some aspirin, and slammed a couple cups of coffee...I better get to work so that I can really be done at the end of the day...well almost done I am still waiting on the new work Fairy World #19 'Mist Fairy' (see post a couple down for pictures) to dry so I can finish her up...but she's the last one, so WooHoo for me! I am resiting temptation to do just one more fairy to make it 20...
Have a good day all...
let's get it started in here!
Monday, March 12, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
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Friday, March 09, 2007
BAD! Kitty Art Studio
My track for the day!
Happy Friday everyone,
if this song doesn't make you get up and shake your money maker...
Call 911...you have a life treating emergency going on.
I spent a little time creating my play list for today's studio work, and this is one of the song's on it. I am sure glad that when we had the money...way back when...that I bought good speakers for the computer...which lives in the studio with me.
So I will be shaking it, painting and looking forward to Friday happy hour!
Have a great day,