Getting Artsy in NYC
This past weekend, our family took one of our yearly trips to New York City. We go up at least 2-3 times a year as my husband’s sister, her husband, and our nephew live on the Upper East Side. We stay in hotel not too far from them, and were excited to see the Downton Abbey Exhibition that is featured in Midtown. As the weather was a balmy 6 degrees (yikes), we also planned to visit the Michelangelo Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which also showcased the Rodin Exhibition that ended on Martin Luther King day. So, we were getting pretty artsy. If you love Downton Abbey and…
It’s All About Love
* * * One of the things I’ve had to come to grips with lately is that if you have created something that is independently yours, whether it’s in the role of author of a book, director of an indie film, or maker of lovely art, you will always be working, always promoting. Additionally, you have to believe that you are your own brand and must act as the innovator, marketer, branding expert, and salesperson of the work you have created. That’s a lot of responsibility to put on one mere person who probably can’t afford to do this craft without another full-time job or source of other income. So…
Writers & Art: Some Inspiration
This is one of my favorite quotes by Andy Warhol. I love the simplicity of it. As someone who is in the throes of writing a second novel, there are days when I wonder about it. Is it any good? Are my characters believable? Am I telling the story the best way I can? For fellow writers out there, this quote is one of those to keep next to you…just keep going. Just keep making more art.