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Towards making money from art
my journey…self-taught…studio artist… professional artist!

Friday 25th November 2009
A very wise friend of mine recently reminded me that we need to let the universe know what we want so that we get what we want…now I am not 100% sure that we get what we want, but I do know for certain that we get what we need…what we need to learn, to grow, to be fully what we decided we wanted to be before we forgot…

but just in case we are meant to get what we want…I have been asking myself, what do I really want from my art, a career? a diversion? to leave my mark? fame? I have always been an artist, but for a long time I was a painter that didn’t paint, and a writer that didn’t write…then one day, the pain of not painting, and not writing, got worse than the pain of actua

Original Art for sale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A number of my acrylics are for sale at Treasured Interiors at Currumbin Beach (Queensland, Australia). They are $99 each. Go and check them out – grab a coffee next door at the Deck Cafe. Perhaps go during the Swell Sculpture Festival from September 11
Currumbin is an incredible place worth a visit for a few hours or even a few days. Even if you have a 3 hour stop over at the Gold Coast Airport, you can take a cheap cab fare – not even $10 probably, and within minutes you can be sitting at the surf club – which is actually right on the beach below the high water mark!, or Elephant Rock Cafe – with an amazing selection of organic food> Theres the Beach Shack – which was once a shack but is now a Gorgeous eatery with delectable cakes and coffees…anyway there’s a LOT of cafes!!
There ar…

ANOTHER 2 SALES!!!

NOVEMBER 4TH 2009
THANKYOU TO THE WONDERFUL PERSON WHO BOUGHT A MATTED PRINT OF MY PAINTING YACHT REFLECTION. The original painting will be in a show at Mermaid Beach soon (december) will keep you posted for the details.

AND HARBOURING

AND BACK IN AUGUST….
WOO HOO!! i MADE A SALE ON REDBUBBLE!!!!!! YAY!!!! GO ME!!!!! THANKS TO THE WONDERFUL PERSON WHO BOUGHT ONE OF MY BYRON BAY LIGHTHOUSE PAINTING T-SHIRTS!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!

okay, I am calm now:)
phew…this t-shirt is a great souvenir of Byron Bay- it features one of my paintings of the lighthouse.
thanks for listening…:)

lessons learned about art

I have been reflecting recently about what I have learned from art teachers. You see I am about to embark on teaching my first student – I am a qualified teacher – but still feel like a student myself. What is it with we Taureans (or we artists?) that we constantly question our legitimacy? Why do I feel a fraud, when I am not? Past life memory? Anyway, I was ruminating on an even that left quite an imprint on me. Back in 2005 when I was having lessons each week and getting better and better at painting buildings (much my teacher’s continual disinterest) I expressed interest in entering this painting in a local art competition that everyone was entering and even offered a section for newbies like me.

now I LOVE this painting. Even though numerous people have offered to buy it, it hang…

copyright issue with my photo of the Eiffel Tower at night

my most viewed photo (515 views!! and 30 comments and counting), Eiffel Tower at night, has been targeted as being in breach of copyright as the light show is subject to copyright. What a bunch of crap! So I have had to hide it and suck it up. Bloody hell, what a joke! as if I’m making money from it! hah! I’d just like to know who brought this action. was it redbubble or some one else? Not Happy, Jan!!!! Be aware that this could happen to YOU!!!

my B.A.G....

I have been inpisired to write this by a young man Tom Douce who commented on my work and invited me to look at his work. ‘B.A.G’ stands for Blessings, Accomplishments, and Goals, and it is a way of practising gratitude in daily life…so simple and so effective…it manages to focus us on what is important to us and be grateful for it and to work towards the things that make our hearts sing:) so here’s mine…I want to read lots more….so BAG yourself today:)…

Blessings – Mike, Cal, zo-zo, my home, melly, J, neens, family, friends, Australia, the beach, camera, chocolate, grass, water, paint, time, health…

Achievements/Accomplishments – happy marriage for 11 years and counting…, child (against all odds!!) B.A., own business (10 years!), sold paintings and photos, been to Paris 4 times….

Goals

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