my . artist run website  

I am always amazed at how quickly time passes in relation to the last time the website was updated and refreshed. It's been 6 weeks or so since my last blog. Where did that time go?

Some new drawings and photographs have been posted. I sometimes am often overwhelmed with the beauty and grandeur of our world and the people in it. Since committing myself to being an artist, by that I mean believing I have a voice and what I have to offer is valid and legitimate, it's changed the way I see things.

Beauty in the form of pictures, drawings and photos appear to me all the time.  That proves, I think, we find what we are looking for in this world.

As a child I learned art was Michaelangelo, Piccaso or Da Vinci. Now I know different. Art is whatever inspires, motivates, touches or  moves me.   This can be the sun reflecting off a flower, a bird in flight, the laughter of a child, music, food or dance. It can be movies, architecture or carpentry. Art is everywhere and I want to share what I see with you.

 


I suppose I should try to do something with the naming of these short little essays, if that is what they are.

The purpose of the blog I am told, is to stimulate interest on the part of readers to find out more about me and the art I make.

For me it's more about practicing my writing.

That said, I've been posting more photos to the site lately but still have some original pastel/pencil stuff to add. It is a dream of mine to be able to generate income from what I do here at some point in the future.

Thery say the difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline. I understand that and also inherently know it takes a leap of faith to name a deadline. A leap I'm apparently not ready to make.

But the fact I wrote it down here is a start for me. And that's the best I can do today.


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Hello! Today is the day I start focusing on the work part of being a creative person. I'm self taught and began seriously trying to learn how and what to do in this area about 10 years ago.

Making the art, taking the photos, researching the sketch material, that is all fun and games. I like doing that stuff and can and will spend hours taking pictures, working on art pieces and crafting paper mache.


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But promoting myself and the work I do? That's difficult. It's difficult because I've never been a self promoter. It's difficult because I don't know where to start. But it's difficult mainly because I've never done this before.

 

Recently (actually just a few days before I wrote this) I changed website hosts to make this promoting part easier. With the webiste comes this blog, so the tool is at hand. This website will be easier for me to load new work and talk about what I've got going on.

 

Maybe you'll see something you like, maybe you won't. But you'll never be bored. At  least that is my hope. I live in a beautiful part of the country, and take most of my photos and ideas for drawings from right here where I live.


So for the next few weeks, please take a look as I upload images you may have seen on my old site as well as new (especially  photos) ones from a more recent time.