Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Commercial Galleries

We just heard the good news that Bob's son, Peter is getting married to his fiancée Alison in May. As they live in Brisbane the wedding will be there. So we are researching cheap flights and accommodation. That got me thinking. As I was going to Brisbane anyway it would be a good opportunity to check out some commercial galleries to see which I could approach for representation. Its not like I get to Brisbane very often. Anyway while I've been hours on the computer checking out gallery websites to see what kind of artwork they show I thought I might as well keep going and check out galleries in Melbourne as well. I'm not planning a trip to Melbourne but I did some networking with a fellow member of RedBubble who happens to live in Melbourne. She put me onto some great galleries. So now I have two lists of galleries to approach and fingers crossed someone will take me on. Along with entering some of the major art prizes in Australia, another step forward is to get my work interstate. One foot in front of the other, one step at a time .....

I just started reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron with my online tribe. Its not the first time but each time I read it it seems like the first. I find something new in it every time. Its this book along with the support of some wonderful women (my tribe, you know who you are) that has helped me develop my art practice. I mean I've had some wonderful teachers along the way to develop my practical art skills but this is something different. This is about confidence and building skills to dissolve the barriers that are preventing your creativity from finding expression. It helps you to start and or stay on the path of creativity. That sounds all a bit airy fairy or spaced out arty farty but it really does work.

7 comments:

Suz said...

I am so excited for you
you go girl!
confidence...confidence

Doris said...

It's so wonderful to hear your planning trips to galleries. And congrats on the upcoming wedding!

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Laura said...

enjoying the ride with you lady! Look out plans are being made the doors will open and exciting things will happen...like a day in the studio would be nice right!!! how's the warm weather...here it's taking it's toll on people but I keep getting out as much as possible to breath fresh cool air and feel alive..

Elena said...

Oh so excited for you! And YOU wanted to keep your artwork to yourself not too long ago. Ha, you are so selfish! Congrats on the upcoming wedding.

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Deborah Ross said...

It's wonderful that you are planning to broaden your bases. Wow! Just think...You could be up to your neck in work for galleries! I know they will love you.