1) Is my blog loading when you drop by? Mister Anchovy says it is very slow to come up when he drops by...he suggests that maybe it is the high res photos or too many unarchived posts? Are you having troubles?
2) I wonder if any of my visitors has read this book The Art World Dream: Alternative Strategies for Working Artists 2001, by Eric Rudd? I thought maybe Steven or Sally or L.M. might have read this one...any good?
Amazon says: Multi-media artist Eric Rudd is not writing for hobby painters or market-driven artists who measure success by the number of prints sold. He has written this book for artists with vision, who see themselves producing great art that has potential for recognition in museums and perhaps a legacy in art history. Rudd sees this as a relatively small group among those who claim to be artists and he pulls no punches in revealing the sacrifices and hard work necessary to achieve these goals. He details his own successes and failures both as an artist and developer of loft art studios from Washington, D.C. to North Adams, Massachussetts. His ideas aren't for the faint-hearted or the hobby painter but rather for the artist with a strong belief in the greatness of the work and a willingness to take risks to create a space where this can happen.