Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Welcome to the Cooper studio, Jefferson, Iowa, where today, was a run morning. As I've mentioned before, and I'm sure you've heard, there are a select few mornings of the week where I do a predawn run/trot/limp - one of those.
I was five blocks from home this morning, when I about got run over. Three bambi's, two bucks and a doe. No, they really didn't come that close to me, but close enough that I could hear them huffing for breath. I'm guessing since they were just a block east of the highway through town, that some car had scared them.
Anyway, during the remaining blocks home, my mind ran over to the idea of running, to stay ahead of the herd/pack/crowd. Yes, sometimes my mind does move faster (and further) than my feet. But anyway -
It remains interesting to me, at an art fair, how there's always someone complaining that their idea/work was copied by another artist. I think quite possibly, this is a place where you're better off running as well. If you are moving at the speed of light, (maybe plain old hustling will work also) with your career work, what copiest will be able to keep up? After all, they are playing catch up,and catch up is a slow process.
The other thing about it, it keeps you looking at what's ahead of you, rather than what's behind. And that's how progress is truly made, right? That's what I'm planning on, at any rate!
Thanks for stopping by.
Sun And Sand, an acrylic painting on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, to give you some summer on this fall morning when Jefferson scored 30 degrees .... And yes, this painting is finally in the portfolio. Click here for a zoom-able look.