What is happening in my studio?

I have been putting off writing this post:  but the time has come to take action.  I have learned a lot so far and I have great ambitions.  But I need to regroup.  A lot of great things are happening in my studio, or at least I think so.  I would like to post them.  But lack of time, lack of organization and a new camera are keeping me from doing a very good or timely job.  I can’t seem to get ahead.  I can’t seem to take very good photos! 

I dropped my old camera.  I purchased a SLR. This camera is going to be great for me. I learning about aperture, raw, depth of field, light balance, tethering a camera and more.  Wow!  What a lot to learn. Learning new things is fun, but I am a little slow with machines.  AND I have new photo software to figure out.  Good photos are essential for an art blog.  It is all visual, right?

I am working on the camera problem.  I am trying to reorganize and I am trying to work out in my head what my goals are.  I want to be sure of what I want to do. 

So I am going on Hiatus.  Time to take a break.  During this interruption I will learn how to take better photos, plan what I want to say, develop a schedule of posting and put what I have learned from this blogging session to good use.

Thanks to all of you that have helped me get started.  I will try to make you proud!  Come back and see me in about a month. 


  1. no fair! you were just going well and now a vacation!boo hoo I will miss you! has your new video come out yet? at least I could get that! have fun with the camera and please hurry back soon! lyle

  2. Hi Anne, I know what you mean about reorganizing and setting goals. It's important to do that once in awhile. I'll hang in here and wait for you to come back. Just got your new video and can't wait to look at it ( maybe 2 or 3 times!). So that will keep me busy while your blog takes a little break.

  3. We will miss you! Enjoy your break; we'll be waiting for you and excited to hear about what you have learned.

  4. Good for you Anne... we all need that break sooner or later. I just got your 2nd DVD.. I own the first one too. Love it and thank you for two wonderful workshops.. wish they were in person. I'll be here when you get back.

  5. I just found your blog. I love your work ever since I saw it in the Artist magazine several years ago. In addition to that you paper dolls in Art Doll Quarterly were brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us all. I hope your break will serve you well. I know all too well how necessary those are for artists.

  6. Anne, cool weather has set in !its time to return . we miss you!

  7. Anne, looks like your November exhibition at the Crary Art Gallery is going to be a stunner. How I wish it was within my reach! I soaked up even more information about your working methods from your podcast interview. You've obviously been very busy, but hope you can start posting on your blog again soon.

  8. Anne: PLEASE come back!!!! Loved your interview with Lynne -so wise -you have much to share besides your beautiful work.

  9. Hi Anne, I just found your hauntingly beautiful art only to discover you will not be here for a while. I will wait. You are doing important work. Very wise to take a break when one needs. I look forward to your return.

  10. Howdy Anne: I have two of your DVDs, Patter and Form and Collage plus I've watched every video clip and seen every posting of your work on the net. I'm trying to find out more about the sanding of your surface. It could be in on of the videos and I missed it but I do remember seeing a quick photo or video of you with and electric sander in your hand. Can you elaborate on how you use this tool in your work at what point in the process you apply it?
    Thank you! I sure hope you answer the comments, I'm working on a piece right now following your video.

  11. Hi Anne,
    Just a note to tell you how helpful your dvd Collage: Paper, Patterns & Glazing was for not only myself, but also my 5th and 6th grade art classes. If you have time, take a quick look at what two 5th grade students produced. Here's wishing you good juju as you take a break. I'm looking forward to seeing how your creative juices are flowing!
    Best regards....

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