I borrowed this phrase from the recently deceased Canadian painter Robert Genn who believed that there is only so much we can learn about how to paint from the many fine instructors and resources available today. The true learning comes from going off on our own and just doing it - Go to your room!

I have had the good fortune to take instruction from outstanding artists in Canada and the USA. I continue to work on my own development ( Going to MY room!) . I share, through this blog and workshops, what I have learned and what others have shared with me.

I created this blog primarily for those attending my workshops to keep in touch and to further share as we grow together. If others are interested in following that would be great.

Enjoy the journey.

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Join Me! Blog Talk Radio - Artists Helping Artists

I have just been invited to be one of the guest artists on this week's Artists Helping Artists on Blog Talk Radio - Thursday morning from 9-10.  I am pleased and honored.  The topic  is Late Bloomers - apparently that's me. 

More about this week's show in a bit - but if you are not familiar with Artists Helping Artists you probably should be. 

Artists Helping Artists  airs each week. It is hosted by two energetic and highly skilled artists Leslie Saeta and Dreama Tolle Perry. The show focuses on the business side of art but also has informative and fun interviews with highly successful artists - recent examples include Robert Genn,  Carol Marine and Jennifer Christian - I mention those three as examples of artist who I have taken workshops from and who are wonderfully open , sharing what they know. 

How did I got into Artists Helping Artists? Before the end of last year I decided that I would give on-line marketing and self promotion a try. We are moving from British Columbia and all my Vancouver Island art contacts, and returning to Ontario where are sons and grandchildren live. I was hoping that on line profile might be useful in " starting over". But I did not know quite where to turn for help. I had tried Facebook a few years prior and felt it was just not for me. I had heard about their radio show and took a look at the many programs available for listening ( each week's  program is stored and cataloged). Their programs and their own energetic self confidence helped me to get into it all - Facebook, Linked in, Daily Paintworks, Twitter and to start blogging. For better or for worse I have taken the plunge and so far it has been rewarding and a real learning experience.

So if you are not aware of Artists Helping Artists I strongly encourage you to take a look at the long list of topics. It is so easy. I listen in my studio, use my tablet when working outside, when waiting for the ferry, etc. 

You can look it up on Facebook and Like it - to keep current with new  shows. 

As for the show this week, if you are interested in listening in, simply follow this link Artists Helping Artists Thursday March 8. 

Scheduled Air Date: Thursday, March 8, 9:00 am PST, 12:00 noon EST.
"Late Bloomers ... Starting Your Art Career When the Kids are Grown"
Join artist and marketing expert Leslie Saeta as she highlights ways to sell your art on-line. On today’s show Leslie is joined by AHA March co-host Kathy Cousart. Join Leslie and Kathy as they share their personal "late bloomer" stories and interview artists Pam Holnback and Brian Buckrell. On today’s show we will discuss how many artists have become very successful, after the kids are grown!
To access the show,

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting interview. I liked your using the metaphor "like a groupie at a rock start convention" to portray your state of mind at a particular time in your painting career.


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