31 Days of Thanks: Day 30

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

To The Buried Life guys and all my friends who have inspired and encouraged me to achieve my dreams. I haven’t given up on my goals of being featured on the cover of a national magazine and having my artwork in all 50 states. They will happen. One day, they will happen. “What do YOU want to do before you die?” What will you do today to be one step closer to making that happen?

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 29

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

To all those with a dream of being an artist or who dream of starting or growing their own business who have looked to me as a source of inspiration. I am honored by your admiration and equally as inspired by your enthusiasm, passion, and dedication to your ambition.

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 14

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

31 Days of Thanks: Day 14

To Elizabeth Kramer, the woman behind The Courier Journal Arts Bureau blog. Thank you for answering your phone that morning in July during the third round of the cover contest, for listening to my story, for blogging about my quest, but more importantly, for instilling in me the desire to have my artwork featured on the cover of a national magazine not because it won a contest, but because it deserves to be there. It will be one day. When it is, I will be calling you...

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 11

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

This was the second year for The Crafts Report cover contest. I was guilty. I saw the call for entries last year and thought about entering, but I did not make the time to enter the contest and let the opportunity pass by. Last year an awesome fiber artist friend of mine, Kent Epler of The Laughing Boy, entered, was selected, and made it to the final round. Kent was not the ultimate winner but did an amazing job. I knew that winning was possible and when I saw the call for entries this past May for the second...

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 7

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I met her nearly a decade ago. She was a fellow conference attendee who happened to be a college theater professor half way across the United States. I was a recent college graduate still trying to find my way and break through the industry. We somehow got to talking and she took the time to review my resume and offer me some advice. While I have only seen her once since then at another conference a few years ago, the advice she gave me upon our first meeting still resonates in my mind on a daily basis. “If you...

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