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Merry Christmas Redbubble Friends

I wish a very Merry Christmas to all of my friends on Redbubble. 2009 was an exciting year in my art, the first year in 20+ that I have shown my original art in a public forum. I am hoping for grown and opportunities in my art in 2010 and a lot of it is thanks to the friendship and support of those who have emailed and provided feedback here on Redbubble. Thank you and I wish the same for all of the talented and artistic individuals active on this website.

All my best,
Danielle

Being a 'real' artist, observation, questions?

Have had my first art show in Indianapolis (www.oranjeindy.com) on September 19th. Boy, was it a learning experience. Didn’t sell a lot, but got great feedback, a lead to my 2nd show (October 2nd at a local gallery/martini bar’s First Friday event). Seems shows are a lot of work, and galleries take a huge percentage of the sale. Guess there isn’t a happy medium. Can you be successful at both?

FINALLY FINISHED

I am so excited. First, I want to thank everyone who has commented on my art and interracted with me via redbubble the past couple of years.

I have been doing art a little all along, when I have had time, but as of last week, I am finally finished with another project that was consuming the majority of my time (besides my full time day job)—I am finally finished with my graduate degree program and can now focus more on art. I look forward to being able to spend more time on here and hope to network with other artists who have been successful at marketing their work online and in shows.

Thank you,
Danielle

Another favorite quote

I love quotes. Here is another one that just struck a chord with me…this can apply to the art or to the artist.

“I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be…
But most people are unaware that I am so much more
than what they see.”
~Douglas Pagels

While cleaning my computer

I ran across this great message. Unfortunately I do not know who wrote it originally.

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed
to ever let you down probably will.

You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.

You’ll fight with your best friend.

You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did.

You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.

Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

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