what’s happenin’ hot stuff?

hey all of you lovelies! Things have been, um, less than stellar lately. Life gets hard sometimes is all. I guess I haven’t written much lately because I want to be happy and inspiring, but sometimes life is just not happy and shiney but you still have to move on. And a secret? I don’t believe in horoscopes. But I have found myself reading them lately hoping that there is a sign of a break in all the depressing stuff. Want to know what is going on? Ok, first of all I SHOULD be writing this post from my hotel room in NYC for The Licensing Show. But I am not. Sadly for me, but great for my licencing compnay they merged with a company based in Australia. Ya know Bananas in Pajamas? Yeah, the compnay that reps them and the Koala Brothers. So while I am in good compnay, they bumped me out of the booth where Iw as going to painting. In a way it is good news, but, MAN did I want to go!! Then there have been a lot of changes going on with the gallery. I have decided not to teach classes out of their anymore. It was financially not making any sense. I will be teaching private lessons in the fall to a private school offsite. And for a long time I felt so much guilt over this decision. But i had to make a business decision. Plus I was tired of being alone so much at the gallery. So I decided to rent out space at the gallery to a few other women artists. We are forming a co-op with all our art. We are going to have monthly art shows and now the job of advertising the gallery will be spread out over 5 people. It takes a ton of financial strain off of me, plus it surrounds me by four other totally inspiring women! I will be redsigning the website and let everyone know about all the cool new women that will be in the gallery! So I guess there are some really great things that have come out of making some really hard decisions. Hopefully the same thing will happen with The Licensing Show as well. One foot after another, keep moving forward.

In other news I have a new project I want to launch int he next few days. It is a cross promotion for my children’s books, a promo peice for my agent and something for the people that love my art and want to buy a piece for a very, very affordable price. i am so excited about this and am making a website for it as well as it’s own blog to let people track the success of it. I am working on it tonite and hope to have it up by the weekend.

Thank you to all the people that read this and encourage me. I really hope that you stay along for this ride and help me in my career. you have no idea how much all the artists out there that email me and comment to say thing to me helps me so much. Please, anything you want to say to me, let me know. What you think, your ideas, matter. i want to hear what other mothers, artists, readers think. Have a great day!

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