Friday, July 26, 2013

La Calaca Print Exchange

Yeah! This year's submission to the La Calaca International Print Exchange is done and has been mailed off. I did a linocut again this year but this time my preparatory drawing was digital. I really like this skeletal couple and I hope it brings a smile to those printmakers that will receive it. As always, I can't wait to see what I get in return because the quality of the prints have always be great. What about you? Do you have a favourite print exchange?

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Alive and kickin'.

You may or may not have noticed that I have posted a lot less lately. I know the "rule" about blogging is to be consistent and blog at least once a week but I've lost some of my online drive. While  I love reading blogs,browsing Pinterest and making chit-chat on Twitter, I have cut back on how much time I spend online to create and keep up with my everyday life.

 I have found myself chastising myself for not promoting and selling like so-and-so or not opening this account or taking that course that claims to rocket my artwork sales. It's all too much sometimes and I have found myself happier to just back away from the computer. My mantra has been, "It's all okay. Be inspired but don't compare. They are not you".

What about you? Have you found it helpful to take an online hiatus to recharge? I would love to hear your thoughts.