Damages. If you suffered damage to your home or studio from Harvey, please know let us know. PSST is receiving donations to assist you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help.
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October 7 Meeting and Workshop
Meeting. Because of highway and road flooding, the September 9 meeting was rescheduled to October 7. The meeting starts at 9:00, and President Anne Maree has lots of information for us to catch up on. Then I will be presenting a dynamic, fun talk about the world of websites. I guarantee I can cross off every objection you may have as a reason for not owning an artist website. Plan to join us at 9:00, October 7th, Trini Mendenhall Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road.
Workshop. I strongly believe that every artist should have a website. I've owned carolynhancock.com since the time when it took days and days to create a website. I've transitioned from Dreamweaver to Net Objects Fusion to drag and drop to "wow--I cannot believe it's that easy." And I've been proud of every new version, delighted to say "take a look at my gallery of work." Join my workshop and you can say the same after only 3 hours. We'll go step-by-step together as you learn to upload your art and bio, then bring it into a beautiful FASO designed template, in a 60-day free trial period. When you are ready for the next step of yourname.com, FASO has offered a very special one-year pricing only to PSST members. The workshop starts at 11:30. Registration and required materials here.
We are busy, right? With family, life, work. And as an artist. Take 2 minutes and read Alyson Stanfield's blog post on Committing to our Art Career Journey, and maybe you'll get a new outlook. Alyson says that, "Your career path is marked by exhilarating highs and devastating lows. I wish I had learned earlier the wisdom in riding the waves rather than fighting against them."
Sometimes someone writes an article that resonates. It makes good, common sense, almost a "why haven't I heard that before" reaction.
John P. Weiss recently wrote about Promises to Keep in the Artist's Life:
give yourself a break. Stop feeling bad because you’re not a full time artist or gracing the cover of art magazines. When not creating your amazing art, you’re also raising children, loving a spouse, making a living and doing the right thing.
Maybe paint because you love it. You'll be ahead whether or not it turns out to be a masterpiece. Click the link above to read the complete article.
Blog post by Carolyn Hancock
PSST Blog Author