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December 29, 2016

Every Artist I know has dealt with that one person who just can't seem to keep their negative opinions to themselves. For whatever reason this particular breed of individual missed all lessons in class, social propriety and never saw Disney's Bambi. While I tend to abide by the rule, 'unless you have something nice to say, don't say anything at all,' not everyone has tact.  Even after years of exposing my work to the scrutiny of the public eye, I still need to remind myself not to be hurt by someone's negativity.  

In general my bubbly and fun art is accepted by most, ignored by others, and some just shake their heads.  I appreciate that not everyone is going to like what I do, and that is perfectly okay.  Still,  every once in a while, I will come across an individual without class, and I am not talking about an educated art critic with a valid opinion....  This happened recently at one of m...

December 11, 2016

I ran into a customer over the holiday.  They stopped to thank me for sending them a hand-written thank you card.  They pointed out that they have spent more money with other businesses, and never received anything like my card. I was shocked. I am genuinely grateful for their patronage; It didn't seem to out of the ordinary to stop and write a small note.

Only upon further reflection did I realize how rarely we remember to show appreciation.  I could jot off an email or text in a few seconds, but in some ways those methods of showing gratitude have been cheapened by colloquialisms, lack of thought and they tend to feel impersonal.  I understand that we are busy; sometimes we are lucky if we are wearing clean socks, and it seems that there isn't enough time in the day to reflect.  Still, showing gratitude to the people that allow me to do my dream job is just the right thing to do.  I'm...

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