Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Do you have a bunch of those Twongo or Groupon coupons? Or any coupons for that matter. I've never been a coupon user. Once and awhile I clip them but then often forget I have them and they expire..... what a bummer. Well I have a bunch of them now, saved up, and there's some really fun things I can do. You know, like facials, massages, carpet cleaning...... It's going to be great! I decided I'm going to review them as I go right here at The Pear Workshop dot com. Yesterday I went for a heavenly Shiatsu massage at E.volve Health and Wellness with Carly Wrighton, on Ambrosi Road.

 Often when I use a coupon I find the purveyor is a bit skimpy on their services..... Like they know you got a deal and they're a bit resentful or something. I was pleasantly surprised with Carly, who was so generous. She actually asked me if she could go for an hour and fifteen minutes just to get to know me better! So, we chatted for about 10 minutes and then I got naked and up on the massage table. What a treat, under the sheets was lovely warm heating pads. I've been so cold this winter so I really appreciated the warm cocoon. The massage was fantastic and towards the end Carly placed brass bowls on my spine and gently 'played' them with a stick of some sort? (sorry, not the most technical description) The bowls vibrated causing a deep sensation down my spine.... super cool and exotic. I was so relaxed when I walked/floated out of E.volve, I forgot all the busyness and stress for a little while. Thanks Carly!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sign up for 'Inspired Art Marketing'

Carrie Harper and Tribehouse Collective present 'Inspired Art Marketing' for visual artists needing tools to navigate the marketing monsters. Thursday March 8th and Thursday March 29th from 6:30-8:30 Are you a beginning or experienced artist wanting to build your creative identity? Are you using free, social media and print options effectively (on-line and off-line)? Join this lively and inclusive forum.

Friday, February 24, 2012

marketing for artists

phew, so much going on I forget to blog.
Saturday February 25th
I'm doing the demo at Opus Art Supply. I'm going to be talking about a process I'm very excited about..... incorporating digital fine art printing into my mixed media. I'm really looking forward to sharing what I have tried so far. I'll post pics.

Inspired Art Marketing March 8th, & 29th 7-9pm at Bottega for Tribehouse
I'm pumped to be collaborating with Tribehouse  on a workshop series of "marketing for artists, navigating the marketing monster". more to come

Friday, February 10, 2012

new logo

I'm designing a new logo (above) and defining a new era for my work.
this one, my website, is going to go on my car. 

I am learning how to be a licensing artist! it feels huge and daunting and ever so wonderful. How do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time. It's absolutely my nature to try to eat the whole elephant in one bite and boy do I get sick. I believe in doing things even when you have no idea how, in fact I thrive on it. I'm in one of those phases where I'm tripping over myself with ideas and aspirations. Right now I'm redefining my artistic identity, teaching journaling workshops, studying pattern design, painting drawing doodling, running a household by myself, planning a demo for Opus Framing and Art Supply (so exciting) the list goes on...... and on......