My Art Thanks

It is a bit cliche to write out a list of things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.

Oh, well.

I’m thankful that I started my current series of prints, it was the kick in the butt I needed to start making art again.

I’ve tried a lot of things over the last few years, coaching, teaching, blogging, and design, but none has felt as satisfying as art. I’m pretty sure I’ve finally landed on the thing that I’ll stick with for quite a while, and find my fortune and glory from.

I’m thankful that I know what is next. I have been working on completing this current series, and until I’m done, am not starting any other projects. I’m hoping to be done by the end of 2009, and can start the next project on Jan 1, 2010.

Ideas aren’t the problem, it is the time to execute, and the time to invest in getting my chops back. With that in mind, I’m thankful that I am dedicated to this. Fortune and Glory does not come to the timid.

I’m thankful to every one who has bought one of the prints (30% sold out already, sign up for the newsletter to get in on the pre-release sale). It has been an encouraging way to start this pre-launch of my art.

The truth that I am discovering is that success with this “art thing” takes a ton of work. It is a job to make art, and another job to market and sell it. Both benefit from full time engagement. Working this in with a full time DayJob gives me a more work than should be possible. It’s a good thing I am a little obsessed with this, so, strange as it is, I’m thankful for my obsessive and compulsive tendencies.

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