Getting Started

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I have a logo!!!  I was doodling one day, and this is what came up.  I LOVE it!  And how lucky I am to have a friend that could digitize my drawing for me!  Thank you Anna Vargas!  Contact her here to start your branding process, or click on her name to view her profile.  🙂

This is a big and exciting step for me in making my art business a real entity.  Anna digitized this logo so that I can easily use it as a watermark on my images, or send it to be printed on aprons for my traveling art parties.  The options are endless!  I am so grateful for her time and her assistance, and I’m just so excited to be able to use something that I created in this way, and to be taking a step towards my creative business.

If I’m being honest, I’m a little overwhelmed and feeling in over my head.  I have some pretty grand ideas and dreams in my mind and in my heart, but I don’t have the knowledge or the means to get off the ground.  I need to make smaller, more achievable goals first.  But I don’t feel that I have much to offer, and that makes me feel stuck and unworthy.  I have a book that I’ve started working through called The Right-Brain Business Plan by Jennifer Lee, and I have had fun so far making my vision board and dreaming about my big goals.  And now a course I signed up for in the fall has just started, called Business for Creatives with Juliette Crane, and the first lesson prompts are hard for me.  I don’t know what I want.  I mean I do, I just don’t know what I have to offer at this time.  And that’s a vulnerable place to be.  What is my brand?  Who is my audience?  How can I help people?  Who am I?…the gremlins in my head ask…”Who do you think you are?”

My intention is to teach people to recognize the necessity of self care, and to use art not only as an escape from the monotony of every day life, but also to facilitate a discovery of self while nurturing acceptance, kindness and love.  Art has been a transforming force in my life, and I am so grateful to all of the amazing teachers and mentors that I’ve had the pleasure of following and learning through, both in person and online.

Oh!  And did I tell you that I have my first Mixed Media Art Party in the works?!  So many exciting things coming up!  Check out the Traveling Art Parties page on my site for details about options, or email me to set something up or ask any questions.  Each party will be designed in collaboration with the host.  It’s all personalized for you!  And all supplies are provided!  So don’t hesitate to reach out!

Thank you for listening/reading today.  I wish you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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