The Everyday Life of a Working Artist

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

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Wow. If you ever needed any tips to organize you life, office or studio then you might want to head on over and read the nearly 100 posts on my blog from yesterday's giveaway. There are so many great ideas! And to think I thought I was organized. Apparently I am not even close. I can't tell you how much I appreciate sharing all of these great tips! Thank you.

The winner of the 12 Days of Christmas Day Eight Giveaway is Nancy Laliberte.  One of you mentioned that you thought I would award the giveaway to the person with the best organizational tip. But that is not the case as all of the winners are selected at random. I use random.org and the computer actually selects the winner. So congrats Nancy! Email me and we will set up your free consultation.

The Day Nine Giveaway is a $100 gift certificate towards one of my paintings or any of the merchandise featured on my website (I am sorry it doesn't apply to my workshops). To qualify for the giveaway, all you have to do is leave a post on this blog or my Facebook pages answering the following question.
"I love being an artist because ...".

Dig deep, and take a moment to think about why we are so blessed to be artists. And enjoy your day! 

I have been cooking for weeks for our annual holiday party which is tonight. I have made enough food for over 200 people. My menu is ridiculous ... twenty-four appetizers (including smoked turkey, shrimp, smoked salmon, chicken, steak and ahi) and six desserts. I actually have an excel document that breaks down the preparation of every food item into steps.  It is color coded reminding me what has to be cooked that day. The grid is set up for the 14 days prior to the party. And believe it or not, I am on schedule!!!!

Check out my new remodel blog for our new beach house in Ventura, Ca. I am now teaching workshops at the beach. Come stay and paint with me! I have workshops scheduled in the next twelve months in South Pasadena, Ventura Beach, Newport Beach, Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, Ga. Click here for more information!

3 comments:

Marion Corbin Mayer said...

I love being an artist because I get to see magic happen every day. I love when the painting takes over and I am simply the vessel that brings it forth...

Nancy Standlee said...

First good luck with your party tonight and what an ambitious project. I love being an artists because of all the neat people I've met in the process and in workshops and the ability to continue learning the process.

Anonymous said...

I adore being an artist for so many reasons. I love the solitary hours, playing with colours, taking a white blank canvas/paper/fabric and bringing my imagination to life. I love love love all the on going learning and the creative solutions that one come up with for problem solving! There is much to feel grateful for when being an artist.

Shawna

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