Now that I’ve cleared up the questions about my status in my last blog, I can get on with making art full-time from my home studio. I continue to make photo collages for walls, but I am building folding screens of various sizes for room dividers, tabletops, shelf stands and other places to display three-dimensional work. As the weather gets warmer, I will be do more woodwork and painting outdoors. Larger work requires more space and I have spent a lot of time and money outfitting a space to work outdoors.
Along with new work and more production comes the pressing need to show my work to viewers. I have been visiting local shops, boutiques, and possible venues in my area. I also am entering online exhibits to get the work out and seen. There are several interesting shows this Spring that I have entered.
Sales or prize money would be great from any of these opportunities, but one never knows what may come of these shows. You can fill up walls with ribbons, your resume with shows, but the important thing is to keep working and improving. Getting better in all areas is all that we can control. Everything else is just stuff to worry about and won’t help us at all.
There are many ways to improve. I will go over some of the things that I think are important for a working artist in later blogs.