Creative journey

“If I were to follow the strange pull of what I love…. what would I be doing?”

Last night, I sent out a newsletter letting my friends know that we are expanding C2C Gallery’s reach by promoting “art for your every day life” across North America.

It’s cold in Michigan right now – mid February. Kind of gray, most days with sunshine every once in awhile. When I see the sun, I smile knowing that spring will be here soon. Sarah and I have been working relentlessly on C2C’s website. Anita has been helping in the background. We are learning about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), keywords, google advertising and more. As always, our website is a work in progress. On these cold mornings, this is where I start my day, in front of a fireplace with coffee (and of course drinking from a handmade cup).

Selling 104 Washington was a hard decision. I thought about it over 6 months before listing it with a commercial real estate firm. Contributing to the community has always been important to me. For nine years, I have shared the talents of many artists who are spending their lives focused on the “creative life”. We have featured a variety of art, student artwork, and live music. No life is easy. The life of an artist is one where you choose to always be learning; always looking inward; always being very aware of the world around you; telling yourself its ok to fail; just keep working – with focus and honesty.

I want more time in the studio. Taking time to try new ideas, push myself creatively, and see how my ceramic work develops. Sarah will be working along side of me promoting our artists in a new way – digitally. So, I have the current issue of American Craft and Sculpture magazines. I am going to take 30 minutes to peruse them. Then, into the studio.

Please be patient with us as we learn. As we evolve into an online gallery, C2C will remain focused on sharing excellent art, at affordable prices, offering “art for your every day life”.

Take care, c2.

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