Come follow my journey! I have no official art training and no real connections to get me into the art world. I am 36 years young and my dream is to become an artist, not just someone who makes art in their basement, but someone who successfully sells their art, and I will not give up on that dream! I would love to break into the world of mixed media art and maybe even have galley shows someday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What do I do next?

I guess I'll be putting my necklace making venture on hold until at least January. I am so tired of being poor I could literally throw up right now.

Christmas has officially begun, I hope anyone reading this had a wonderful Thanksgiving. From now until January I will be extremely busy: decorating, making cookies, gift shopping, gift wrapping, planning, cleaning, etc. I am sure you know what I mean.

On the art front, I will create the only art I can afford to right now, digital, when I can find the time. I also want to be more regular with my blogging. hehe. I have no idea how to keep track of all the websites I have joined to get my art and my name out there. I also made a website on, and I have no idea how to create that. Apparently at 35 one can be terribly behind on technological advances. Any suggestions? Anyone know a free art school!? lol

My nursing classes start again on January 2nd. I only have 5 semesters left and I pray I can get through them without incident. My boyfriend of 10 years often says, if we didn't have bad luck, we wouldn't have any luck at all.

Well I am going to go see if I can figure out my weebly site, gotta pick up the kids at 3:30

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What Now?

So, what is my next step? An article written by Cristen Olivarez, director of publishing and editor in chief of my favorite magazine in the world, Somerset Studio she says  that if an artists goal is to be published or to sell their art, they need to make it easy to contact you. Notes by Christen from Create Mixed Media. On that front I have  tried to find the "contact me" widget on this silly little blog (I never thought it would be so confusing- learning to blog!). I have also tried to make definite links between my Deviant art page, my facebook-Sthomson09 and Flying Rabbit Studio and my blog. I have also tried to post my email on each of those sights, so when does the business start rolling in?

It would help me immensely if I could get rid of this anxiety and depression. Why is that the stereo type, that artists are depressed and crazy? I don't even fit the bill really, I am not a tormented painter, just a tormented parent lol! I know everyone at times suffers from insecurity and self doubt.

Does it help to tout your accomplishments? I have had my photography in a show at Columbus State Community College, I have been featured by several people on Deviant Art, My collaboration APC cards with Liz Cohn are going to be in 2 different shows. But does anyone really care? Shouldn't the art speak for itself?

Some of my favorite creations I've made.

Is it too diverse? Should I pigeonhole myself into one medium to hone my craft? I can't imagine not letting my creative spirit fly and explore where it wishes to go (be free my gypsy!). I do understand though that if you are going to pursue one area to try and sell a product you need to spend a lot of time perfecting your craft. OK so where do I get the money to pay for my supplies? lol! Isn't that why we all work? To pay for our habits?

So just to reiterate once again anyone one who stops by my little blog, first of all, Welcome! Secondly here are the ways you can find me online:

email me:

I have created the name for my little enterprise for which I will make and sell my art. Flying Rabbit Studio. The name is dear to my heart because the picture I used is my rabbit Khaki, that I had as a child who died in my arms. It only make sense now that I have made it, that he would have wings because he would be an angel in Heaven, if you believe in that type of thing.
I have made several wallpapers as well to give a feel for the brand:

My baby bunny!

As I try to figure out how to get money for supplies, try to improve my little necklaces for craft shows and try and figure out how to sell my digital work I will keep my blog informed!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween, I know my kids did!
Check out this year's pumpkins, cute huh!

So my artsy fartsy idea of the day, I am going to try and create a "brand" for myself. I am going to create a website for Flying Rabbit Studio, I am going to begin selling my necklaces at craft shows and begin entering every Somerset and cloth paper scissors contest I can. If you know of any other publication for mixed media arts that has challenges, let me know!!
See I am a natural born entrepreneur!

see the lemonade stand at the left!

So necklaces and jewelry making are not really my thing, but I need to do something to finance my art habit. Is that what other people do? How many necklaces do I need to get started? How do I find craft shows? Do I need a vendor's license? All these questions and more plague my mind! I have played around with jewelry in the past, but it never really became my "thing", as most artists know, there is usually one area where when creating the soul just soars with delight!

From the beginning I am trying to go from a nobody with no art training to becoming noticed and successful as an artist and keep in my that I am still trying to finish up nursing school and I have my two kids and boyfriend at home to tend to. Where do I begin?

So I have chosen to start with jewelry. I need an income to create more and to attend classes and workshops yes? To begin with I have chose 3 pieces I have mad and I will make many more along those lines...but then there is the question, do I make my own chains or do I buy them? ahhh so many questions so little time!

These little necklaces are lonley!

Until next time, happy Halloween!