Archive for 2009

Mid-Terms

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Besides being a full time artist entrepreneur I am also a university adjunct professor and this week is midterm (more or less) at both of the universities where I teach. Because I am teaching the sciences I have to be concerned with midterm exams and papers (depends on the class). As any university level teacher […]

Artistic Promotion, First Steps

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

In the September 23rd edition of this weblog I announced the beginning of a new project, a new step in having art support itself (and me, the artist) as a business. I took control of my opportunities and decided to create my own event, a hybrid Open Studio, exhibition and indoor mini-fair. To remind you, […]

Famous Sapphires, Gems of September

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Sapphires are the birthstones of September. Although most often thought of as blue, it is the name given to gem quality corundum of any color except red, which is the ruby. As rare as these fantastic stones are, it should come as no surprise that some of the largest, most beautiful examples have names. Star […]

Fall Business Women Online Expo Booth 25

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Girls Night Out We haven’t met but we are a network of women coming together to celebrate ourselves, a worldwide evolution of entrepreneurial women. This is Girls Night Out! And maybe the day as well. First, thank you for dropping by and adding to the excitement. There are approximately 30 of us here all welcoming […]

Artistic Promotion, An Adventure Begins

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

A long time ago I learned that I was something of a “control freak.” I like – perhaps need – to be in control of circumstances and events in which I am embroiled. I suspect this is what had led me to trying some scary things when I was a kid – like walking up […]

Rosh ha Shonah 2009

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

The first day of the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar marks the turning of the Jewish year. It is considered to be the World’s birthday and is a time of reflection and introspection. Jews greet each other with wishes for “a good year.” Traditional foods include a round challah (instead of the usual braid) […]

Interim 1

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Have you seen the beautiful five entries at the Beadweaving Emporium Challenge? One more day for voting for your favorite – if you can pick one.

The Start of Something Wonderful

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Recently I have started reading “I’d Rather Be in the Studio” by Alyson B Stanfield. Basically, it’s a “How-to” book for artists that is meant to help us market and promote ourselves and our work. It is very encouraging that I had already intuitively or otherwise begun adopting some of the advice she gives. But […]

Olé!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I almost titled this post “Flip Flop” because I cahnged my mind about my subject at the last minute. Today was a dichotomy. At once I was connected to both my past and my present vocations as I came out of retirement from Dance to dance Flamenco at a Seniors meeting at Congregation Mishkin Isreal […]

Stormy Inspiration

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I love storms, the evocative sensations of thunder and lightening and the eerie colors and ozone laden scents that prevail all combine to ramp up my creative impulses. (Ok, I admit I am not so thrilled when the power cuts out, but that’s a frustration that thankfully doesn’t occur with every strom.) I even have […]