Yours Truly Interviewed for @ArtistStrong Blog!



It’s not everyday that I get to be asked for an interview by one of my favorite artists and creative advocates!   Carrie Hanna of ArtistStrong recently interviewed me about my thoughts on creativity, my inspirations and how I work as an artist. Carrie has built a career of not only creating wonderful artwork but also championing and helping other artists!

Check out the interview at this link!


My New Challenge: 31 Days to A Better Blog

I have to admit I have fallen off the blogging bandwagon and been having difficulty getting back up!

This year, I have been so super busy, mostly with independent curatorial projects and activities for Authentic Contemporary Art, that blogging for Reflections of a Gemini Artist and my new space sjb:creative, moved off the radar.  My art has also been suffering but that’s another story for another time.

Anyhoo, as I contemplated this, I recently learned that one of my social media friends, Rosetta Thurman, started an interested challenge entitled “31 Days to a Brand New Blog” for the month of August.  After seeing a few people on Twitter talking about it, I checked it out and decided to give it a try!

So, today, I joined over 60 bloggers (and counting) in participating in this challenge.  There are daily “assignments” that are designed to offer tips, implement a tool or a technique to help improve the way we “bloggers” are showing up in cyberspace.

A few people who have followed me through the years are probably thinking YOU need help in BLOGGING?

Of course, I started long before many of these social media “gurus” got excited about it.  BUT, I do believe that things have changed in the “blogsphere” and despite the fact that I have maintain a fairly good presence on-line, a lot of have changed since I started in 2005.  We can get stale and well, irrelevant, while other artists, art professionals, etc. steal your audience.

So, I will give a shot…and get more focused in maintaining more of presence on my online media sites!

And right now, I have 7 days of assignments to catch up with!