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Relationships are Rocking Social Marketing

I’ve just returned from attending my first Social Media Marketing World experience in San Diego, California https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/ . Yes, experience. I had made plans six months ago because I am an artist and solopreneur, which means I do it all, marketing included. The conference promos kept knocking at the back door of my brain and […]

The LOVE Collection

We all need love, love of ourselves, from someone else, or even the connection through a pet. In this busy crazy world, we let things slip and slide until it’s easier to just ignore it. Even I need to practice LOVE. Sure, it’s in my heart, but do I share it? Do I exude that? […]

I Love You

During the past two September months, Garden City Arts and sponsors, have held a themed fundraising event which included a live painting competition during the evening. A small circle of local artists, about seven, are invited in to set up and create while the event (themed décor, cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction) stirs around. […]

FUNdraiser!

What’s your favorite fundraising event? Mine is the Garden City Banner Art Auction! This year is the tenth annual auction, an accomplishment for our downtown organizers and a tribute to the area folks who support art in our community. Each year a selection of artists, near and far, paint whatever their creativity desires. Over a […]

Number One Question: How’d You Do That?

I love showing my work to diverse audiences because they teach me so much. Immediate reactions are always interesting and questions of curiosity are very telling. Most of the questions that come at me are about how I did something within my work, or a specific piece. I love these questions because it tells me […]

Now, Where Did I Put That Funnybone?

Of course, the day I have to get all things art festival completed, is the day that my creativity wants to kick into high gear. What is that last minute energy before a great event? I’m working on the little details, the office management part of getting things done today, but no, my mind wants […]

Somewhere, Where the Buffalo Roam

Earlier this month I read a blog post by Alyson Stanfield, the well known Art Biz Coach (https://www.artbizblog.com/2017/06/cultural-desert.html) who is one of our neighbors to the west in Golden, Colorado. Actually, I had read it quickly one day because it caught my eye and then I recalled it this evening, and searched for it to […]

Faux Rust

Once in a while, I feel the urge to get things all mixed up! Not that my life isn’t organized chaos already, but when I’m in the studio, sometimes that collection of papers and textures begins to beckon. My latest texture, and great mixed media addition, is faux rust. It’s very interesting going through the […]

Banner Art Fundraiser

My favorite fundraiser is coming up, actually it’s been in progress for months, but the finale is around the corner and that’s when things come to life. The Garden City (Kansas) Downtown Vision (Main Street program) www.gcdowntown.com organizes the Banner Art Walk and Auction this time each year. I love it because it allows artists […]

Your Wandering Eye!

Do you think you are always open and sensitive to your surroundings? Do you believe you constantly pay attention to the energy that forever follows you?  My answer would be no, at least not always. I’m not sure where the term came from but I remember my mom having eyes in the back of her head! Damn. […]