Busy and waiting for spring, I have been contemplating how to spend my time this year as projects come up. I am happy to announce a great corporate client, and hope to fit in a few murals before working on personal work. I have an encaustic painting of my daughter in mind, a portrait with her holding Ginko leaves. After reading the history behind this remarkable tree, I not only found some growing in my area in a sad little parking lot, but found out they are so tough that four of them are ALL that survived the epicenter of the horrible attack on Hiroshima. Truly inspiring and just a beautiful botanical specimen.
Discovering new sites for art isn't easy, but I have found three to be very inspiring. The first is Designer Listings which is a great hub of artists and services.
The second is Fine Art Studio online where an artist on varying budgets can find a way to organize and promote their work. My art site can be found HERE.
The third is for those wishing to break into children's book illustration and publishing, like myself. The organization is non-profit, and is named Society Of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators .
(I have been a member for less than a year but this has already proved to be a most valuable resource. There are local chapters where you can meet professional writers and illustrators in the area, as well as attend workshops and get feedback on your work.)