Conduit of Light - (Circles of Light series) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2007
Source image : Bamboo
I am a member of an Artists in Business group sponsored by our local Small Business Development Center. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to be introduced to a lot of different information about business, which I suspect is really only scratching the surface of what there is to know. Last Tuesday I met with Victoria Ryan, a local artist and art marketing consultant, because I was not able to get to the meeting when she spoke; I was treated to two hours of personalized information. We talked a lot about licensing my art, as opposed to focusing on gallery representation, blogging, and multiple streams of income. These are directions and goals I had already decided upon for myself, and so it was good to get that validation.
On Friday I met with my business counselor, who also comes with this program. As I was leaving the coffee house, I took photographs of the bamboo growing outside and created the mandala that you see above. I do see myself as a conduit for the everyday beauty around me, and I am grateful for all that there is to see.
For those of you who do digital art and photography, I want to share this information: Snapshots 2007 Open call for entries for an un-juried show featuring digital art and photography: All entries received by the deadline will be exhibited in our gallery arranged mural-like, edge to edge. More info here.