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 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!


  1. We're so glad we've found you!
    I followed a link through the comment you just left over at Steam Tea Travels, and look what I find! A whole new art world.
    Rhissanna must be tickled pink to find a kindred spirit here!
    And you know, your cogged Steampunk lady might make a nice addition in our Links line-up.
    Please do consider adding its post's URL to the linky there. We'd love to have you!
    And thanks for the comment!

  2. Thanks for joining the line-up! Your link's pic looks grand!