Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sponsor pages

When you view the sponsor links you will notice that the third row is my artwork! See, I am trying everything to get my work noticed!
So if I have any followers (which I don't seem to have) please let me know your thoughts, what you would like to see more of or suggest what you would like drawn or photographed!

Garden Photographs

garden photos

Sponsor page "Forest drawings"

forest drawings

My sponsor page

forest photos

I will be posting pages that I sponsor to enable my artwork sponsorship. It is another way for me to make sure my artwork gets noticed and hopefully someone will find a place in their home for it!

As of now, I still have yet to sell a piece of artwork. "Oh the life of an artist has its trials!"

Sunday, August 29, 2010


When I first started my art, Zentangle, I thought, "Wow, this is going to get me far!"  And I had high hopes that I'd sell alot of my pieces and get a name for myself.  I see this type of art form all over the internet and it's got quite a following, but sadly none for me.

I only have one follower, but I think that it's because I don't blog on a daily basis as I would like too.  My life at the moment is chaotic and extremely busy and I have way too many things I like to do.  

What bothers me the most is that, this type of art form, as different as it is, is not hard to do!  It's basically doodling with a purpose!  The purpose is to form something unique with it and there are patterns that you can use, buy books with patterns, or just make up your own as you create!  So if this art form is so easy, why is it that I can never get anyone to sign up for my classes?   Or even better, to BUY my artwork?

Oh sure, I get loads of people telling me how beautiful it is, even tell me that would like to buy it, and then don't.  I even went to an Artisan store in Chicago, and my artwork would have fit in great with the other pieces that they had, but they thought otherwise.

I then start to think,why bother?  Why should I even bother to go about to create such art work, only to be let down constantly.  I am running out of room in my home as to store it!  I didn't plan on creating artwork for it to be "stored".

I'm frustrated, and at the point of stopping all together.  I seriously doubt that this blog will get any followers but then again, like always, I can hope...but then that too dies, like with everything else I have tried to create.

I have another Art Show in Plainfield, Illinois, it is to be held September 11th.

Call for Artists!
Plainfield River Days Art Fair

Plainfield Art League Presents “Plainfield River Days Art Fair” along the west side of the Dupage River in downtown Plainfield September 11, 2010 10:00am to 6:00pm. This art fair is being held in conjunction with The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation.

Hopefully I'll get some buyers, but I'm not holding my breath.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This Saturday, August 21, I will be doing a demonstration of my artwork from 11-3pm at Hobby Lobby and I'll also have a sign up sheet to take a class from me. So hopefully I'll get a good response.

I offer classes at the Plainfield Art League, but classes aren't going very well there, for whatever reason and I'm not the only one whose classes aren't going well.

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Art in the Garden"

The Plainfield Art League will be hosting its second show at The Fields, in Cresthill, Illinois on Caton Farm Road.

The show is to be held July 11th from 10am to 4pm.

This wonderful show is known for its eclectic mix of artists and blooming gardens.
This year we hope you will join us to create another memorable day.

You will find more information and the artist’s entry form at
www.plainfieldartleague.org or
If you have questions, contact the Plainfield Art League at 815-556-9278 or send an
email to info@plainfieldartleague.org.
Promotion for this event will include signage at the event, press releases to
the local media, a supply of 20 postcard invitations for each artist. Registration fees are $50.00.
One artist per 12x12 space, artist may pay for two spaces. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Teaching my first Zentangle Class

This piece, Seascape, was my second attempt at Zentangle.  

I taught my first Zentangle class at the Plainfield Library to a lovely 4th grader.  It was only to have been an hour long class, which lasted an hour and a half!  Time flew so fast that we both couldn't believe that, that much time had gone by already.  We started on making our own Zentangle Pattern book and gave her a pattern to work on till our next class.  

I'll be teaching another class starting up April 10th.  I'm hoping all goes well and that the kids have fun with it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This piece "Girl With Crow" was my first attempt at Zentangle.  The crow was put in later when asked from my publisher if I could put a black crow in, which I quickly drew up and tapped to the original.

It was published last month in Mississippi Crow Magazine, Issue 9