Tuesday, June 15, 2010

the impossible garden: growing my garden, growing my business

I bet I learn a lot about creating my business as I create my landscape. Both projects seem huge and somewhat incomprehensible right now. I'm getting lots of ideas and contacts from Kelly Rae's Flying lessons on the business of art/the art of business. For the gardening I'm still muddling along with books and friends.

The piece that is resonating for me now is looking at what I've got and taking care of it. In the garden that means feeding and mulching the poor fig tree that lost most of it's leaves from neglect last year, and looking at what else needs saving or feeding. In the Creative business, that means looking at what images I can use in cards or do paintings on silk or cotton, or create stories from, to have for sale at the Strawberry Festival in mid July.

Quote for today:
Your mind is a garden,
your thoughts are the seeds,
the harvest can be either flowers or weeds.
- Author Unknown


  1. Gardening is another form of art - just different media on a different support.
    Believe you can do this too, and it will happen. thanks for posting on my blog. And good luck with your creative flying! Kelly Rae is a phenomenal woman!

  2. Hi, it's me again! Yes I do follow Traci Bixby. I love picture book art. In my online research I came across Traci, love her stuff. I'll check out your other blogs when I get a chance. Not enough time!!