10 Things I’ve Discovered as an Artist

10 Things I’ve Discovered as an Artist

The past several days I’ve been reflecting on my journey as an artist.  Here are 10 things I’ve discovered along the way:   10.  Art!  I’ve discovered so much amazing art since I’ve become an artist.  I’ve been to gallery … Continue reading



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  Why is it so important for an artist to sell their work?  Is it the money?  That’s certainly not the driving force for most of us.  Artists tend to create whether or not their work ever sells.  For most … Continue reading

Kill Your Darlings



“Kill your darlings” is an expression, used by writers, meaning to get rid or delete parts of your story that you may love, but it doesn’t serve the whole.  A writer has to be willing to edit that beautiful, poet sentence that she’s so proud of because it doesn’t take the story in the right direction!  I learned this from “The Director”.

I worked on a large painting for most of this past week only to realize that it just wasn’t working for me.  It wasn’t taking me where I want to go as an artist.  I worked so hard on it and even spent time filming it for a story that I wanted to accompany it.  I had big plans for that painting. But, in the end, I had to kill it.

I cried.  I really did cry!  It’s so frustrating to work so hard on something only to feel like you failed.  “The Composer” and “The Director”, my husband and son, did their best to cheer me up and encourage me.  It’s so great to live with other artist  who understand.

I’ve got some new ideas for this canvas and I’m hoping for the best.  Hopefully, I’ll have something I’m happy with in the next couple of days.