I have a desire to share my personal journey as an artist and entrepreneur, to help those who dream of a career of their own and to connect with other entrepreneurs. I think of things I want post but they get stuck inside. Writing essays are different from writing tutorials. Writing isn’t my first form of expression. I’m more skilled with visual communication. I start writing a post and it suddenly becomes too long, and I realize it’s really around 3 different posts and then I get frozen.
Ed Dale always says about writing and blogging “Just get started. You’ll get better.” and that’s what I need to do:
Just get Started. I’ll get better.
I’m working on my next fine art, painted texture collection and also playing around with Fall leaves I had gathered. I took a quick capture of a combo with my iPhone. That’s one way to texture an image! This next texture collection is really coming along nicely. I’m doing paint mono-prints and getting wonderful layers of texture and color with fabulous edges.
Good article by Nisarg Patel:
Treat Yourself like a start-up. (Or a microbe, if you prefer.) Incubating people.
Grow yourself constantly. Improve yourself.
I’ve spent way too many hours combing the internet in search of WordPress themes that I like. Seriously. Way too much time. Today, I discovered what must be a best kept secret as I’ve never heard of them before. ElmaStudio! Simple. Great design. Modern. Fresh. Love the post formats and responsive features. Perfect for my more personal blog.
I’m working on a collection now of textures from monoprints. Funky edges. Great details. Lots of love and layers going into this collection, so I’m not sure of the release date. Hopefully October.
Steal Like An Artist, a book by Austin Kleon. I downloaded this to my iPad. Easy fast read. Good thoughts on being an artist and developing your creativity.
I’ve felt the need to return to a blog – just getting things started, it will take a little while to get everything back in place and a new design going (this design is temporary).