Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Still Here

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments left on my last blog post.
I have to admit that they made me cry, in a good way. The internet is such a great way to reach out to other people who are in the same boat.

I don't think I could ever give up making art. Ever. I'm just wondering if I should start working full time again...

I don't think I'm going to go that way, however. Well, not until things get really bad.
I love making art, and I love what I do, even if it doesn't make a lot of money. It just really gets to me some days, and yesterday was a rough day. I forget that your self worth isn't measured by your bank account balance...

So, I'm not ready to give up yet.

I am in several shops and boutiques around Portland. I am also in a shop in New York and shop in Royal Oak, Michigan. I know I need to get more work in stores. Finding the time to do it is another story. ;0

anyway, thanks again for all the encouragement and love.
I spent the day away from computer today. I sang along, really loud, to my favorite songs while I painted today, and it felt so great.


Karin Grow said...

You might appreciate this post by a fellow artist. It really opened my eyes on where I should focus more of my energy this year. Diversifying is really the way to go.
Hang in there Michelle. It's not's this crappy economy...but I'm hopeful things will get better.

Michele Maule said...

Thank you Karin! I will read it! :)