I spent yesterday at the Town Center Art and Wine Festival. It was a beautiful day. I have been very lucky with the weather for my May '09 art shows. I have had great sales with my note cards and my hand painted cards. My husband says I should open a business and call it Katsartmark. (Like Hallmark.) I'm just happy with the success of the cards. (I'm even happier with the sales of paintings and prints.) With the economy sales have been slower than last year. Even though I hoped for more I must say I am not surprised.
I have to say I am showed out! For the month of May I have been in the Jerry's Artarama Art Show, the Gosport Art Show, the CBAA Spring Art Show, the Pagoda Art Show and the Town Center Art Show. Was I crazy when I decided to be in so many shows? Why do they offer so many shows in May and so few in June, July and August? I have been in a show mode where I spend a great deal of time preparing for the shows as well as working them. I must say I am happy with the shows I did but I am really looking forward to a little break.
I want to reorganize my art studio. It is in such a state of disarray. The process of reorganization can be a predecessor to the artistic experience.
I want to get back into a good schedule of painting. This is the structure that allows me the freedom to soar.
I need to express myself artistically. To energize my self with creation. I have so many ideas of things to work on that I don't even know where to begin. But I will begin. And I will sort things out and assemble them in new ways. And I will produce new paintings. Some of which I will love.
It is a wonderful life being an artist. And I love it!!!