Life of an Artist
Can I be both organized and an artist? Yes and no. I work hard at compartmentalizing my life. Life works hard at breaking through my compartmentalization. To be fair, there are so many opportunities, I just want to take advantage of them all. This is precisely why I find myself hopscotching from one art project to another.
In February, 2020 I committed to creating a drawing a day for 100 days. I enjoyed and learned so much from doing this, when the 100 days were over, I opted to make drawing a regular practice. I did switch to doing a drawing a week versus every day. Even so, it remains a significant commitment.
Then there is my decision to join Cohasset Open Studios. The first weekend in November, this group of artists in my town welcome people into their studios. I am fortunate to have a studio, a home already hung with my work and I enjoy sharing and talking about my work. As an added bonus it is a great way to make friends with a common interest – art. The result, I am making 4″ x 3″ mini quilts every week to be inserted in aperture cards.
Sharing and Selling Art
No point in hosting an open studio without boosting the odds to get people in the door. Sure, Cohasset Open Studios has a website, provides street signage, even posts on local social media. Still, it never hurts to augment this with my own social media and web presence. I have been working on posting weekly on FaceBook and Instagram. I have redone my website and write about the process of making my work every week on my blog.
Is all this work worth it? You bet! I may be overwhelmed at times, but I am never bored. Creating is breathing for my soul.
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.