Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

A friend of mine posted this 1-minute video on Facebook a few hours ago.  I remembered it from my childhood and decided to share it with you.  It's totally awesome.  Go ahead and click on the arrow to start it.

My friend gave me a fabulous compliment comparing the video to my art.  She said:

I thanked her.  Her compliment was a wonderful gift to me this Christmas.

You see, compliments keep me painting when I don't feel like it.  I run my own business designing, manufacturing, marketing, and selling my thoughts without receiving a steady income for my completed work like most folks.  I pay up front to create and display my art in galleries and shows.  It's a high risk career, especially introducing a new series like this one, Imaginary Friends, to earn the respect of an audience.

An artistic career is a true calling of the muse.  In terms of business, I believe artists are "Game Changers" or "Change Agents".  They take risks and start trends.  A compliment, next to a purchase, is golden to an artist.

Back to my friend...  I indicated I would be posting new art today.  Upon looking through my paintings, I came across "Kirby" and decided my friend was absolutely on the button with her comment.  Talk about happenstance!  Kirby reminds me of those goofy birds in the video too.

"Kirby", © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved
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Thank you for being a part of my audience.  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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