Random Ramblings

Thoughts and ideas about anything and everything.

Botanical Beauties

image of the last magnolia flower on the tree

I spent some time at the UC  Botanical Garden in Berkeley a few weeks ago and noticed a few things. 1. Getting outside is essential to one’s sanity. I have been spending a great deal of time indoors lately taking care of the little one.  While we go on walks almost everyday, there’s something special about...

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Getting reacquainted with photography

I bought myself a Christmas present this year. That hasn’t happened in a while. That’s a good thing because this year’s present was fairly expensive. I’ve re-discovered my passion (more like obsession) with photography in the last several months. For that reason, I thought I’d reward myself with a new camera so that the...

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I declare

Today I am declaring that I am an artist and that I am and will continue to be successful in that vein of my life. Thanks to Maeg Yosef over at Scoute Girl for reminding me that on of the most important steps to being an artist is declaring yourself one and really living...

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I suck at Facebook.

All artists are self employed and thus take on several roles from manufacturer, purchaser, seller, manager, accountant and marketing guru.  Social media is an easy way to market one’s work for free.  I have attempted to get myself uberly involved with online art communities, twitter, facebook, reddit, digg, you name it.  I have come...

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Vincent Van Gogh, who?

painting by vincent van gogh titled starry night

image courtesy of Van Gogh Gallery This morning as I was attempting to convince myself to GET OUT OF BED! my husband said, “Did you know that Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting while he was alive?” Think about that for a second. Van Gogh is an artist that you talk about at...

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