Wednesday, April 29, 2009

NYT surveys economy and artists

The NYT is asking artists to tell how the economy has affected their lives.
Google NYT artsbeat , look for Attention Artists.. The entries are very informative to read.
I was hoping the media would do this. The entries give examples of how artists
are coping with the recession. I found this by chance.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Artist Income

I recently read a letter from an artist who said he makes 70k-100k a year. Considering the fact that the income is from art, that's pretty good. Paying one' s way with art is quite a feat in my opinion. Art is something that people can move to the bottom of their needs or wants list. To make five or six figures in art is very special, especially in this economic time.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Posting Frequency

I don't post to my blogs unless I have a thought that I need to get off my mind. I do admire those who have a lot to say blog wise. I wonder how some bloggers who are artists have the time to make art and blog also. I tend to wait until something strikes me, then I post my thought. It's always enlightening to see what other people have on their minds. Blog on , I say.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

See People In Person

Last week I was informed , that one of my art colleagues deceased. The lady was a vivacious and creative person. I was so out done because, I drive by her home often, I had intended to stop and say hello. She informed me by phone that she had been given three to six months to live. DANG! DANG! DANG!. I had her business card on my writing stand, my plan was to send her a thank you note for a phone call she made to me in December or January. I can 't remember the exact month. We did have a long talk on the phone. I feel sad that I didn't get one more visit with my colleague. This event makes me more aware, that people need to be in touch in person. I will work on doing just that .