Visit the blogs, now divided up so it's easy to find the information that interests you.
Now you may be asking what long-form drawing is. It’s a term I sort of borrowed from the world of journalism, wherein long-form writing refers to any article from 1,000 to 20,000 words. I think of some of my drawings as long-form drawings.
My husband and I took a mini vacation to Savannnah, GA last week. On the way home, I convinced him to have have lunch at a Mediterranean fusion sort of place, and as punishment for that, he found some sort of "World of Meats" place in the same complex where he bought a variety of jerkies and a package of sausages of unknown composition.
I love to experiment with printmaking. Never having been very good at following the rules for making an edition, I have the most fun when I stray from the norm, as I did with these collaged drypoint prints.
I have been visiting churches in the area, and happened to visit a congregation of slightly radical Episcopalians on the Sunday before the Families Belong Together Rally. They were already carpooling, so I asked if I could just tag along.
St. Bernard of Montjoux was an Italian monk from the 11th century who apparently didn’t mind the cold. He established hostels in the Italian Alps to aid French and German pilgrims travelling to Rome. And yes, in case you were wondering, those big, hairy dogs are named after him.
I am kind of surprised when I ask people if I can draw them, and they turn me down in horror, as though I’d just asked to take up residence in their spare room or something. I’m not sure why I’m surprised by that, but OK.
I started to research microstock companies: which ones were the best and how much money could be made. It seemed like an intriguing idea, so I decided to apply to Shutterstock, the largest and most recommended microstock according to all the reviews I had read.
I ran across these beautiful celeriac roots [AKA celery root] at the grocery store the other day, with their tops still intact. I picked up a couple to do some food photography for my microstock sites.
I have had this sort of love/hate relationship with Etsy for many years. I was never very successful at selling original art there, and years ago when they started selling other things besides just art, I felt like my work just kind of got lost in it all. I would get fed up and cancel all my listings, and six months later give it another try, only to get my heart broken once more.
However, I am rethinking my Etsy relationship once again in a new light.
When people ask you what you do, do you say, "I'm a professional artist," or do you say something more watered down like "I draw a lot?" Maybe you say something that identifies you by your day job, if you have one. All of this is OK.