LESSONS FROM GARY’S STUDIO: Beauty vs. Function

One year our kids were very young, we drove from Keene, New Hampshire to visit my family in Michigan.We always went through Canada to save a few hours of driving time, often stopping for a break to visit Niagara Falls. On this particular trip, we’d gotten a late start, and didn’t reach the Falls until … Continue reading “LESSONS FROM GARY’S STUDIO: Beauty vs. Function”

LESSONS FROM GARY’S STUDIO: Do It Right

A few years back, I had a vision for my next body of work. Shadow boxes are not ‘new’, but I envisioned them to display not only my sculptural work, but my jewelry, too. I was already a box collector. (Okay, no comments about all the stuff I collect.) I had some great little boxes … Continue reading “LESSONS FROM GARY’S STUDIO: Do It Right”

Problem-Solving for Creatives #5: Call in the Experts!

PROBLEM-SOLVING FOR CREATIVES #5: Call in the Experts! Making jewelry with my artifacts is a LOT easier than mounting them in a shrine!   We don’t have to know everything. We just have to know who knows what we need. (5 minute read) This series is dedicated to opening our perception of what a “team” … Continue reading “Problem-Solving for Creatives #5: Call in the Experts!”

NEWSLETTERS (AND BLOGS) 101 #24: Share the Generosity of Others!

Natalia’s necklace NEWSLETTERS (AND BLOGS) 101 #24: Share the Generosity of Others! 2/5/2021 by Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t have to make ALL the same mistakes I did….”  For ten … Continue reading “NEWSLETTERS (AND BLOGS) 101 #24: Share the Generosity of Others!”

NEWSLETTERS 101: #19 Share a Family Tradition!

I did get a LITTLE work done in my studio today. Found the perfect bear for my newest restored-box shrine! 12/29/2020  by Luann Udell This post is by Luann Udell, regular contributing author for FineArtViews. She’s blogged since 2002 about the business side–and the spiritual inside–of art. She says, “I share my experiences so you won’t … Continue reading “NEWSLETTERS 101: #19 Share a Family Tradition!”

REVIEW OF THE RE-DO OF THE TO-DO LIST

Not as silly a title as it sounds. Okay, it does sound silly. I’ve reprinted an article I published nine years ago, and it still holds true today… Today’s comments are in boldface. RE-DO OF THE TO-DO LIST originally published October 1, 2004 I start most mornings with my schedule book (a student composition book … Continue reading “REVIEW OF THE RE-DO OF THE TO-DO LIST”

STORMY WEATHER, SUMMER VERSION: Lessons From a Bunny

Reflections from Stormy Weather, a story I wrote 8 years ago, and still can’t read without crying. I work well under pressure…even if I have to create it myself (damn it!) I’ve had all these visions in my head for a wonderful new body of work for months. And now that I’m on fire with … Continue reading “STORMY WEATHER, SUMMER VERSION: Lessons From a Bunny”