Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The First Product

...isn't a painting at all, but features one of my photographs of Skyline Drive in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. So I am officially in business.


Hmm, wish I had a bottle of champagne.

What will I paint?

I've been painting a lot of lighthouses lately, partly because it's good practice -- the shapes are simple so there's room to play with paint and texture instead of stressing about detail -- and partly because I just think painting waves is fun. And I have this nagging feeling this is supposed to be fun.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The American Dream

I'm a shopkeeper! Sort of. On CafePress, that is. So I have no physical store, nor do I have any inventory, nor do I even have any designs uploaded, yet, but I believe in micromovements, and this was a good one.

I will post the link as soon as I have something to sell.

Painting of the Day

I will try to post a new painting or drawing or collage or whatever every day or two. This one is not finished, in my opinion, but it's hanging on our dining room wall until I decide to fiddle with it some more, and fix those translucent trees.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Jumping In, Head First

My god.

I am now officially self-employed. Or sort of. Since I am consumed by the idea that I am capable of making a living through art and freelance writing, and since I simultaneously quit my retail job because of scheduling conflicts with the rest of my life, then I must be self-employed, in spite of the fact that I'm not actually bringing in an income. Yet.

I believe. I believe. I believe I can do this. I believe I can make a living and really live in the making.