A business model for an artist who does not use copyright

The number one complaint of artists who believe in copyright is that without it their work will be stolen and they will have a very hard time making a living. Disregarding for the moment the fact that it's no walk in the park to make a living with copyright, let's look at a business model that doesn't involve copyright:...more

Artists who believe in copyright are like Tea Partyists.

The similarity lies in where these groups place their priorities....more

Baby-raising and the feminine condition

It's 2011. That's 163 years after the Declaration of Sentiments was signed at Seneca Falls in New York, officially igniting the women's rights movement in the United States. And still, women are not as successful as men in business. What gives? Call me a cynic, but I chalk it up mostly to biology--specifically childbirth--as well as to the culturally created notion that women should be the primary care-givers to children....more

Photography: strengths and challenges

I appreciate photography, but there are a number of reasons why I don't consider myself a photographer....more

Why I make art

I have just one reason for making art, and that reason isn't money or credit. Why do you make art?...more

Drawing my mother

I've been drawing a lot of animals recently and getting back into capturing a likeness of a person is challenging. Portraiture really is its own separate universe. My whole thought process is so entirely different when I'm working on a likeness as opposed to any other kind of image....more

Put a bird on it

My latest You Bag is all about carrying a piece of comfort around with me as I go about my day....more
Thank you!more

Want a Truly Unique Work? Commission an Artist!

Commissioning art is an excellent way to get art that's just a bit more special. Working with an artist in the development an artwork can be a complex process, but it doesn't need to be intimidating. These are just a few things to keep in mind when thinking about entering into a commission relationship....more
I am an artist and have done some commissions and I love the idea of making a contract! I never ...more

Still here

That's the secret to being an artist. ...more

"We don't want to talk about it."

It's hard to be child-free in a child-full world, and sometimes the only way to be left in peace is to be proactive....more