Friday, March 6, 2009
The Artist's Economy
Good day bloggers
The economy is on everyone's mind these days, and I think a lot of people are holding their breath, waiting to see what will happen next. A lot of people have already lost their life savings and the pension plans that were supposed to keep their golden years shiny bright are melting away like snowdrifts in the snow.
I don't know if anyone reads these posts, but I would love to hear from those of you who are affected by the economy and the strategies you are inventing to keep your head above the floodwaters of reduced incomes and the specter of no retirement in sight.
I try to keep busy and am nearly finished with a couple of projects. One is a doll for a special event at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, and the other is the fourth book in a series of novels about colonial Maryland. Unfortunately, the artist who is doing my book covers had to stop being an artist and go out and find a job at Curves. She's getting more gorgeous than ever, but she isn't painting much these days and a couple of my books need covers. It is not her fault!
Do me a favor. Stop by www.dawntarr.com and look at this gal's art. Her palate is bold and she paints with such good humor you can't help but smile at her images. Her floral landscapes are drenched in sunshine, and her divas are saucy and sparkling. You are sure to fall in love with Dawn's work. She even has the little collectible art cards you can purchase if you can't afford the larger works.
I notice President Obama did not mention the hundreds of thousands of artists in the country who are suffering from the sagging economy - when there were special art projects back in the Great Depression. Let's get with the program folks, buy some art and keep an artist going. You will be glad you did. Art brings in the sunshine, and that is what we all need! Terry