Often in coaching tips I read blog suggestions for artists who don't know what to write about. My problem is the opposite. I want to write about so many things that happen during a week that I have difficulty narrowing it down. I usually edit like mad so that I'm left with something reasonably cohesive.
Today I could write about attending the Burbank Arts Festival last weekend or the Burbank Art Association meeting last night or the upcoming Spring Member Show in which I have "By His Stripes" on display. (Reception Saturday, April 20th 2-5pm, Geo Gallery 1545 Victory Blvd., Glendale, CA). I could go on and on with admiration and appreciation for the multitude of creative people who express themselves so uniquely.
Next week my daughter and I go on a train trip and I could tell about how excited we are to go on an adventure to a place we've never been. Or about the new water-soluble ink pencils by Derwent called Inktense that I will experiment with on the journey.
I could mention the possibility that I won't write a blog next week because I'm not sure I'll have time or internet access on the train.
From my internet travels this week I gleaned helpful tips that I could pass along. Such as recognizing that doing one's best can change from day to day, even moment to moment. Sometimes one's best might look like a masterpiece, and other times it just looks like getting out of bed.
One thing I can do is portraits, and there is yet another subject for a blog post. I have been commissioned to do a portrait by one of my collectors after she saw the portrait to the right. The photo I will work from is quite beautiful and flattering, yet out of all the portraits my collector could have referenced she chose this one. It seems to me she is after an essence more than a likeness. It will be quite a challenge.
So as you can clearly see the issue for me is finding only one topic to discuss, and today I didn't. I gave you all the choices that came to mind! Cheers!