I love to travel. It played a big role in deciding to quit my full-time job. My hope is to do more traveling now that I am not tied to two weeks vacation a year. I've always liked that saying "Looks like two weeks vacation isn't going to cut it anymore". Last January we were able to spend some time in Costa Rica and Mexico and experience different cultures and lifestyles. I had an outdoor art studio in Mexico which was wonderful. Being outdoors most of the time for painting was very inspiring and I loved it! I also love the flexibility of my schedule now that I am self-employed.
Describe what "Art Success" looks like to you.
I think of art success in two ways. One is the business side of success and the other is the personal side, the satisfaction I get from completing a painting. Art success is accomplishing the goals I've set for myself. It is reaching a certain point and then going beyond, stretching myself in new directions. For example, I've wanted to try using less black line in my art so I've been experimenting with that. I have a couple paintings that I feel I've reached that goal and I would consider that an "art success".