Recently, I was approached by the executor of the estate of Susana Santos/Yakama Tygh Valley. Susana was a well known painter, sculptor, and writer, dedicated to interpreting the rich legacy of Native people. She was also a tireless advocate for the rights of indigenous children and tribal fishing. In Susana’s short life, she created a […]
Please don’t take this too personally but your art wants to leave you. As an artist, if you are creating work and letting it pile up in different rooms and closets, you are denying your art the experience of engaging with the world. If you are not releasing your art because of fear or […]
I have worked with hundreds of artists for over 35 years. Each has had a story, a muse, and a tormentor. No two artists are alike for each had their passions, their dreams, and typically their own form of self-sabotage. Self-sabotage is interesting. It reminds me of a good murder mystery. The writer in a […]
Have you been putting your business idea off for years? Or, have you been working in your small business as an entrepreneur and you are not growing as you would like to grow? I have an answer for you. My colleague, Jackie B. Peterson, is offering webinars called Best Beginnings beginning Wednesday, September 16. Here […]
I am thrilled to be offering my first workshop at Tabor Space for Better Smarter Richer. The workshop will begin Wednesday, August 12, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and runs for four weeks. Let’s move from survive to thrive!
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Kenneth E. Kahn, Attorney at Law about art law and how the laws protect artists. Kenneth has been in private practice for over 25 years. If you are an artist or any type of creative person, please take a few minutes to learn all of the rights you […]
Recently, I was interviewed by the lovely and talented Teresa Bergen from Urban Art Network http://urbanartnetwork.org/article/improving-your-art-business regarding tips for a successful art business. After the article came out, I realized I left something out that will empower an artist to succeed. What I had left out is the importance of artists acknowledging their vulnerabilities. To make this […]
I have decided to post regularly under “Steal My Ideas.” Quite frankly, as a Small Business Advisor, I tire of people telling me that they had an idea and someone ripped them off. They use this as an excuse for not moving forward, stunned like a deer in the middle of the highway paralyzed by […]