I think Autumn is a good time for thinking and re-evaluating things. Of course, right now in the southern hemisphere it is Spring – and that is a fantastic time for starting new things. So, all around the world, we are again in transition.
Autumn Ruminations, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
I spent yesterday getting my digital paintings that I have created over the 5 months organized and accessible. I am trying to make life more manageable here. The last couple of months have been consumed with a couple of big projects for clients and that part of the business has slowed down a bit.
This gives me a much needed rest and a chance to think about what I really need to do. What do I need to do in my life? What is working well in the business? What is not working as well? Is the blog working well? Are there changes I need to make?
I have my online shop CafePress where you can find my paintings on mugs, totes and tiles. Also I have my Etsy Shop where some of my cards and prints are for sale. I am thinking about selling the ACEOs I made the other day there. At my website you can order any of my work as cards or prints. I can send you an email bill by PayPal if you like and they handle the financial transaction.
I think I am suffering from a feeling that I am not a very good artist at the moment. It is very tempting as an artist to judge myself by sucess and how many people buy my work. I know I need to market more or differently or maybe be patient with what I am doing. Clearly, this is a good time for more evaluating!
~ Diane Clancy
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I like these autumnal bubbles. You have caught very well the delicate red blush effect which I see on the trees around me. I think bubbles are great for reflection as they float on slowly by. I think your artwork is great! The piece you did for Rima jumped off the wall!
Hi Beverly, I am delighted by your comments!! Thank you – you are reflecting back to me that this is working as I hoped it would!! Thank you! So glad you liked the piece for Rima!
Thanks for visiting me. The stamp produces the bird image and then you can colour the image in. There are different techniques for colouring,including watercolours. ( there are thousands of different images available )
Rubber stamps are great for someone like me, as I cant draw, but can still be creative! I think you are a true artist! I love your work, especially the bubbles, they look so dreamy and peaceful.
I think that you need to change your links to this blog, when you leave a comment on someones blog, as the link on the comment dosent send you here ( I think, maybe I didnt look properly!)
As another thought, obviously many artists design the rubber stamps, maybe you could give this a thought in the future! Rubber stamping is very popular!
Diane, I love my art cup and my friends at work are always commenting on it. I do wish financial success for you as well as artistic success. Art is a tough business but I think you will be successful in the end because you are doing a great job of selling yourself.
Hi Nicola, thanks for coming by! These rubber stamps sound like fun – to let one focus while taking away the drawing issue. Thank you for your support for me as an arist!! Bubbles as dreamy and peaceful … I like that! What a great idea to develop rubber stamps – thank you. I don’t know how to change it so goggle settings on Blogger blogs don’t send people to my Blogger blog. I have tried … any suggestions are welcome!! That is why I put this address and my name after my comments.
Hi Bobbie, I am delighted you love your cup … and your friends too!! Thank you for wishing me financial success. I sure hope that I do well – thank you!!
~ Diane Clancy
Nurture patience and ask what next. I think taking stock is a good idea.
I not only, as I know you know, admire you as a person and a friend, but I sure hope you know how much I totally enjoy so much of what you produce as an artist and as a visionary woman – in a variety of media and in your words. The mug and coaster I purchased adorn my kitchen island and attract wonderful attention and comments. I just wish there was some way for the world to discover what I have in you and I believe you are doing so very much to make that happen.
I also appreciated reading the comments of those who responded to this post since I believe there is wisdom out there that you are wisely tapping into.
Hi Sue, taking stock sounds just right!!
Hi Tom, thank you for your generous words!! I am delighted you love your mug and coaster! I too wish I could figure out how to get those delighting in my work to get some mugs, tiles or prints … Thank you again for your kind kind words!!
More of the same from another fan of your life-affirming posts and artwork
Dear Frances, what an incredible thing to say – thank you so so much!! I am very touched and moved!!
You are a real artist, a soulfoul friend, a dedicated teacher, and you have so many other wonderful qualities.
Hi Neda, thank YOU dear friend! ~ Diane
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