Thursday, January 14, 2010


Me at the Mill Valley Art Festival September 2000

So I think I have made a couple of decisions. As most of you know, for the first time in over 10 years I did not participate in any art festivals in 2009. I took the year off and concentrated on developing workshops and selling out of my studio instead.

I am convinced too, that taking that break helped me achieve my goal of not incurring any more debt in 2009.

So now it’s 2010 and the applications have been coming in. I was hoping for some sort of very clear and/or audible sign as to what to do this year – but that didn’t happen.

I have been giving this a lot of thought and trying to notice my emotions surrounding this issue. In addition I have to look at this as a business decision and try to separate my emotions from the facts (something I am not very good at).

My heart, my body and my mind have agreed that it’s not time to dive back in and hit the road. Not yet………. I am however, applying to two shows this year. As I discussed in a post last year, I will apply to Sausalito, but try not to be too attached to the outcome – and the Sacramento Arts Festival – so I can keep my corner real estate.

Making this decision frees up some space in my head to move forward with my plans for this year and gives me the chance to gain even more clarity about what I want to do when I grow up……………….

Unrelated to all of this – my thanks to photographer and hand-color artist - Bob Keefer for mentioning me in his blog. You should check out his site - Beautiful work! Thanks Bob!

©Bob Keefer


  1. In my 60 something years I have finally realized that "growing up" is highly over rated. Sounds like you are on the right track...the most precious thing we have is time and how we spend it must be determined by our Heart

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