They say April is the cruelest month, but May always serves as a harbinger of doom. Setting up for survival in the summer months is one of the hardest tasks I experience as an artist. The other is getting people interested in buying art to finally commit.
There will be a open studio & sale at Michael Schliefke’s studio in Northeast Kansas City on Saturday, May 25 from 10am – 3pm.
With time careening away at a seemingly mind boggling pace, my to-do list has grown to epic proportions. With April I struck back at the list. Here’s some of the things that kept me busy this month.
A trip to Omaha to install an Iron Giant leaves me thinking about KC’s own Alamo Drafthouse on Mainstreet.
There are lots of different types of art shows, but each one has a peculiar way of setting off similar emotions. Hope, dread, boredom and vague excitement are all part of the process. Since I have a last minute show coming up in March, here are my thoughts on art shows. On with the show!
After a short break visiting family for the holidays, things got busy in the studio fast! I spent the first week of the year slogging through SEO, refining old content and updates for this little website. This site started in January 2003, which is a minor miracle in itself! So without further ado, here’s what…
December is a hard month to stay focused on work. With holidays looming, end of the year bills piling up, and projects yearning for closure, December is a test to see just how much work you can finish. So I worked on paintings, printmaking and an unexpected project: a kids mural.
There’s nothing like moving to slow down your momentum…
Silkscreen Printing and Oil Painting. October has been a crazy month. Two large (4’x6′) paintings incorporating the imagery I’ve been working with all year has blossomed to include Morton Downey Jr, street preachers, busty sirens, bulls and rodeo clowns against a sideshow backdrop.
“So you’re making money!?” is one of the common responses artists get when they tell people that they’re really busy. In truth, being really busy means they’re actually creating the potential to make money.