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Why blog?

 Hi and welcome! 

Why am I starting a blog in April 2022?

Short answer: I am starting this blog for myself as a journal of my commitment to be a professional artist and creating my own art business.

Full answer from my heart: Honestly, I turned 60 last month and pretty much freaked out. To me, taking my mixed media art to the next level is now or never. I truly have to get off my behind and quit making excuses. I had always dreamed of being a full time artist since I was young. I have always been creative and have done well in the short periods of time that I put myself out there as an artist. Then I would stall, get nervous, remember the "starving artist" stereotype, wonder what I was doing and how I could possible feed my children as an artist and I would grudgingly go back to the desk job that was consistent. I would tell myself I had had kids to feed, and two growing boys can eat a lot. I am now 60 and can no longer work a desk job or any other job to support myself. I have ran out of excuses and I do not want to run out of time. For me, the time is now and hopefully this blog will help me be accountable.

Aren't blogs obsolete? 

I have no idea and it doesn't matter. This is my journal of the new chapter in my life. I have to learn and jumping right in is my signature style. If this blog is ever read, my signature style will be displayed I am sure. This is the way I learn. You could give me a detailed book on how to do what I want to do but until I touch it, feel it, smell it, try it, I won't learn from a book. Plus, I have never followed instructions well anyway. 

Does anyone even read blogs anymore?

I have no idea and it doesn't matter. See answer above.

What makes me and my art special?

Absolutely nothing and definitely everything. We are all artists. We are all unique. We each bring our personal light to everything we do and everywhere we go. You are are truly special and shine a light into the world that the world desperately needs. So do I. So does my art. I want my art to bring my unique light into the world, to represent me and add to your light and the light from everyone courageous enough to shine theirs.

And off I go...

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