A story of Picasso: experience matters

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A little story for you. Legend has it that Pablo Picasso was sketching in the park when a bold woman approached him. “It’s you — Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist.” So Picasso agreed … Continue reading

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Artists: The Creative Entrepreneurs

“Artists want money so they can make more art; entrepreneurs want money so they can make more money.” - Andrew Horwitz I’m not sure I completely agree with the entire article but it raises some good issues. Tragically, I do think … Continue reading

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10 Quotes from Alice in Wonderland That Can Help You Defy Small

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I’m reposting this for no other reason than my Partner loves this story.

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In honor of British novelist Lewis Carroll’s birthday on January 27, I thought I would share a few quotes and my reflections about defying small from Alice and her adventures in Wonderland.

#1 “When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!”

You know you’re living your dream when you wake up and can’t imagine doing anything else. If you’re not there yet, don’t lose heart. Just take that first step and, slowly, but surely, you’ll get there.

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#2 Alice: “Where should I go?” The Cheshire Cat: “That depends on where you want to end up.”

Have a plan (life plan, business plan, book proposal, etc.) Without one, you might eventually get to where you want to go, but you’ll waste a lot of precious time in the process.

 #3 “Be what you would seem…

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Love is a Rose and Life is a Canvas

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My first three passions in life, after my kids, are genealogical history, vintage Americana, and what I feel is great music. All of those passions come together in my paintings. I spent most of the 90s following the grunge and punk … Continue reading

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Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

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On my way home from a little art show at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison, WI last month my van quit on the interstate. Between the hotel, towing and new fuel pump it basically wiped out my … Continue reading

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You are valuable and worthy

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I will just set this here for you: whether you know it or it or not, you are valuable, you are worthy. Remember. “We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is something valuable, worth … Continue reading

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There is more to Rosebud than you think

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I was honored this past fall to be selected for the Artist Profile in issue #55 of the nationally recognized literary magazine Rosebud. The photo of me holding the magazine was taken at the 2013 Holiday Art Fair hosted by the Madison … Continue reading

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Wisconsin residents are the country’s most extroverted. Really?

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So I travel. A lot. I’m blessed to be able to live a bit of the bohemian life style so I participate in art shows all over the country. Some of the events are high-end museum shows while others are … Continue reading

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The brain is amazing

Not everyone understands the choices I make everyday as a painter and entrepreneur. In school we would take tests based on the Briggs-Myers tests and find out if we are introverts or extroverts, sensing or intuitive, thinking or feeling and … Continue reading

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What would you take? An essay on perspective and values.

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As an entrepreneur and artist I am always trading off one thing against another to make way for my Vision. As such, I enjoyed this excellent article on The Art of Manliness website about the Ernest Shackleton expedition to cross Antarctica … Continue reading

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