It is my goal that the compensation I provide my patrons will evolve based on their needs and interests, so that we both receive value from our relationship.
I have spent a lot of time working on personal outlook, my attitude, and being more intentional over the last year. Some of my negative behaviors and judgmental tendencies put up a fight, but I have persevered in rooting them out. The result is a feeling of clarity, newfound inspiration and commitment to my creative … Continue reading How has Your Outlook Changed Over the Last Year?
I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make yesterday's market a success for all of the vendors. All of the volunteers and staff were extremely supportive and accommodating. I can honestly say I have never worked with a more helpful group of people.
I am currently preparing for events through the end of November and setting up several new concepts to work on simultaneously, including the launch of my #wildwomanportraits and #unconventionalwomanportraits in oils.
Working on concepts for clients in the garden.Photo by Jay Byrd The last year and a half have been challenging for most of us. Some of us have found ourselves in the devastating position of losing friends over ideological differences and the strain of coping with turmoil in our communities. People are turning on one … Continue reading Self-Evaluation and Accountability Pt.2
are crucial to authenticity and intellectual integrity, but in the ever-polished world of the internet and social media, they are difficult to achieve consistently. There are so many demands on an artist to present a perfectly staged studio space and curated art posts. All the influencers have podcasts and marketing teams – shouldn't you? Have … Continue reading Self-Evaluation and Accountability….
I'm currently working on a tavern style sign to promote my public studio as well as inventory for an upcoming open house. I hope to have another completed commission to share with you next weekend.Until then, here's a preview of my photo shoot with Danielle yesterday. In addition to the fight promotion photos I'm sharing … Continue reading New Series Preview: Danielle
The last couple of weeks have been very hectic and I have had to make a lot of adjustments. The upside, and it's a big one, is that I have completed a tremendous amount of work despite the turmoil of moving equipment and supplies to a new studio space.
July was a landmark month for me in many ways, but partnering with a local interior design business to expand my practice into a public gallery space is at the top of my bucket list achievements.
Handmade greeting and post cards shipped out to my Patreon subscribers in Georgia and Kentucky this morning. August is a landmark month for me in my subscription history because I was able to complete my orders and ship them out before the first of the month.With all of the submission deadlines and new opportunities popping … Continue reading August 2021 Patreon Subscriptions
w gallery and makers' space inside Wood, Metal, Clay in downtown Commerce. This is a ground-floor opportunity for me that was offered by a local businessman who specializes in carpentry, custom interiors, and handcrafted furniture.