Wednesday, June 23, 2010

All those Voices

Staregazer Lilies ,flowers,watercolor
Staregazer Lilies ,flowers,watercolor, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Staregazer Lilies (H09-8775) painted in watercolors on 140 lb coldpressed watercolor paper. The painting is 9x12 and matted in a white acid free matt to measure 11x14.

Media: watercolor
Size: 9 in X 11 in (22.9 cm X 27.9 cm)
Price: $100 USD

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Everyone has multiple conversations and priorities going on, competing agendas that come into play every time we make a choice about doing, buying, creating or interacting.

I think these voices (and a few I missed) determine which career we choose, how good a job we do, where we shop and what we watch and how we manage our time.

Here are a few of the voice I hear:

The ego--seeks applause and recognition. ( Oh as artist how are little or large egos seek a little recognition. What is recognition for one artist may not be for the next. How many gallery,how much money,how many sold paintings,what shows you get into or just a little note from a viewer says gee that one is nice.)

The lizard--seeks safety, wants to fit in and not be rejected or criticized. ( a hard voice for use artists, takes the safe route)

The artist--wants to be generous, creative and make positive change with impact. Take it and make it beautiful( yea I hear that voice a lot)

The boxer--wants to poke and be poked, seeks revenge and ultimately victory. ( I have blocked that voice out, it doesn't speak to me any more or I just do not hear it)

The zombie--wants to turn off and be entertained. ( that happens around 11:30 at night when I flip on the TV)

The philanthropist--wants to help, anonymously. ( That's me, and I could spend all day doing it)

The evangelist--wants to spread an idea. ( I try to keep my big mouth shut,unless asked then it's like a runaway wagon going down hill with lots of dust behind it. )

The hunter--wants to successfully track and bring down a target. ( I am always hunting seeking try to track down the perfect gallery the best show, better equipment, stuff. That's me the stuff tracker.

The worst voice of all, THE PROCRASTINATOR:the voice that says not now it can wait. May you can send that portfolio next month.( Oh yea I hear that voice all to often. )

There's a lot of overlap of voices in my head sometime they are all shouting at me. Who's winning? What are you, what do you want to be? When you're being your best self at your job, what are you doing? Which voice are you listening too then?

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Smell the Roses

Traveling in Northen Michigan on much needed break.

Oh, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!

According to the calendar summer arrived this week.
What are your most delightful celebrations going to be this summer? I hope you enjoy all of them! Picnics, hiking, swimming, don't let the fun get away from you.

Staying motivated and keep up with your artist goals can be harder in the summer, it is often the goal we want simply isn't worth the price of missing out on the all the summer sunshine and fun.

We don't want to push for that extra thing that needs to be done to get to the next step in our artist career. We want that goal but not at the price we might have to pay. Try to find systems to streamline some of your work flow , better time management and your record keeping ,ways to make more time for the fun stuff, Now is a great time to put systems into force and find ways to get things done.

Because there will always be enought time to smell the roses if you take time to look up and breath in the air.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Art and Wine at Ella Sharp Museum

It has been a busy few weeks. I have been traveling in Michigan. This past week I did the Art & Wine Festival that was held at the Ella Sharp Museumin early June and is a day of sampling area vintner's wines as well as the opportunity to purchase creative work of regional artists, all on the beautiful grounds of the Museum campus. Anyone interested in participating in the event next year should email Rochelle at .

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Take Charge of Your Art Career Now.

Peonies and Tea Cup
Peonies and Tea Cup, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Peonies and Tea Cup
8x10 oil painting on canvas

Media: oil painitng
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
Price: $150 USD
What is the most important thing on my website or blog? Nothing should upstage your art.

Your art isn’t for everyone as Alyson's Weekly Steps for Taking Charge of Your Art Career notes. Once you understand this, you’ll have an easier time finding the people who appreciate your work. The more people see your art, the more likely you are to hit upon someone who falls in love with it. Likewise, the more you get your art out into the world, the more you’ll be able to direct your marketing message to the people who were meant to see it. Find the six reason why someone elses' art may sell better than yours.

Do you stand out in the crowd?

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