Marketing

Living the life as an artist is often simply one of contemplation, but for me I have made the decision that my images are to be seen by others.  That, of course,means that I must find a way to get out there and the internet has made this possible for me.

Sometime last year I got an email from Kris Steinnes, co-founder of Women of Wisdom, the very important once a year conference in Seattle dedicated to empowering women of all ages. I have participated in this conference in the past and contributed by showing some of my images there. Now, she has compiled a wonderful book called “Women of Wisdom: empowering the dreams and spirit of women” which I have also contributed several images to.

So in this blog I am dedicating it to helping her market the book in hopes that women  everywhere will support her for the incredible work she has done and the heartfelt gifts she has given to others. Below are several links and info on how you can purchase the book and help support this cause to celebrate and empower women! ALSO, I am one of the contributors offering a gift of FREE E-Cards that you can send from my new website at www.suzannesart.com.  Please either visit my site through the below connection or just come see my new site anyway! I have several new images and a new store where you can purchase prints and notecards.

Here’s WOW info:

Women of Wisdom by Kris Steinnes, is being offered beginning on June 23rd, 2009 at 12:01 am. We invite you to go to this page – www.wisewomanpublishing.com/womenofwisdom.html – to access the order page and then go back to this page to access the bonus page. On the Exclusive Private Invite page, enter your order confirmation code. That will allow you to gain entry to the bonus gifts that are available to people who buy the book on June 23rd.

Here is a short foreword from Jean Houston:

http://virtualblogtour.ning.com/group/womenofwisdom/forum/topics/fo…

And some other links:

WOW Excerpt – Being a Feminine Co-Creator (Barbara Marx Hubbard Chapter) – http://virtualblogtour.ning.com/group/womenofwisdom/forum/topics/wo…

WOW Excerpt – Spiritual Courage: Put Love Into Action (Riane Eisler’s Chapter) – http://virtualblogtour.ning.com/group/womenofwisdom/forum/topics/wo…

Interview with Kris Steinnes on Natural Choice Website – http://virtualblogtour.ning.com/group/womenofwisdom/forum/topics/in…

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Painting Afternoon

This afternoon has finally become a painting day for me, and as I paint the huge face of the Goddess she fills me with her energy of love and inner joy. I rarely paint to anything but silence or the chatter of TV, but today I clicked on ITunes and found myself dancing while painting to my favorite music, (women like Natasha Bedingfield and Mary J Blige) and wishing that everyday could be like this.  That , of course is my goal. Can you see me at the age of 80 or 90 dancing around my studio painting goddesses or the feminine energy of nature?  Lovely scene.  Such inner peace…I think perhaps this will become the norm from now on.

My friend Christi sent me an interesting article about mothering/nurturing and after commenting on the essay she sent me another woman’s comment who lives in Sedona…what a gift to converse with other women who are intellectually stimulating and stimulated, and wanting to discuss women’s issues. Such a gift!

The sun is out in the Pacific NW, which I must say is a rarity.  The sun feeds my soul and spirit just like the painting, the colors, and the thought that we can all become like that of the Buddha type face who exhibits herself as the feminine side of Buddha, that of contentment and inner peace.

The Artist’s Life

Even though learning new programs is often challenging for us right brain artists I am grateful that I have a techy husband who can set me up with this blog. I am hoping to write about my experiences while living an artist’s life.

So, what does that mean, an “artists life?” For me it has been about not having to work an outside job, and all my extra time is spent on creating an art career for myself. My partner and I have come to an agreement: I take care of all the household activities like grocery shopping, house cleaning, laundry, cooking and planning meals, etc, while he concentrates on bringing the money in. What I have realized is I have bitten off a huge chunk of business for myself…while attempting to create art and an art business. And though I do feel grateful that I am not responsible for making enough money to pay the bills, it has become a challenge to create the time necessary to create and market my art. This is my goal, and so moment by moment I move forward to learn how to be successful in this artist life.