To Make a Prairie by Emily Dickenson
"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
I can recall, reluctantly, learning this poem in school. Although I loved poetry, this fell flat back then because I had no idea what this reverie business was.
Working through the photos I took with my new-second hand lens and I cannot believe the close up quality.
Therapy Dog, Tessa's Update:
Art Basel's Banana in Duct Tape is a well played out performance artwork, publicity stunt for the artists and Art Basel Gallery that has made them world-famous for the small cost of 120k. Now that is the public relations, in this instance in providing entertainment, and the business side of art used with a flourish.
while in my 565 years as a professional artist I never pulled these publicity stunts, I also never had my art exhibition advertised to the world, as I preferred a less gimmicky PR campaign.
This is a reminder to all artists who want to succeed, that public relations and business skills are 2/3 of the work of the artist. The production of art is the remaining 1/3rd.
If you do not work a balanced three skills, PR—Business—Production, approach to art then you cannot succeed in making art your business.
Your PR and business model can be conservative. Mine ranged from from inviting Newspapers and TV channel to a newsworthy event of my handing over a major work of art to a charity for their fundraising, as a promotion for my art show, to going on the talk show trail from local radio to major ranking talk shows, or to what today's young artists are working social media, but PR must be a highly active part of the work of a selling artist if they seek to earn a living in art.
I think we all agree that this is the art of public relations—and as such it was a huge success in ensuring with the art buyers of the style of this gallery, their name won't be forgotten and this exhibition is sure to draw a crowd.
No one ever claimed the banana in duct tape was fine art. No one being conned here, just good fun—and a reminder to us that art does not sell itself.
I wasn't a disgruntled artist, I was a successful one, and I ran an art supply store within my multi-award-winning art gallery. That store sold more high-quality art supplies during the time I managed it, without any theft from staff—as having ethics, I attracted loyal ethical followers.
The reason my art store sold more of the quality supplies than any other in my state in Australia at that time was that I gave free advice with a purchase.
That worked for decades—then, with internet growth, it changed. Artists would come to me from outside my area, pretended they wished to purchase materials, asked questions, sort an art demonstration of the products, literally conned me into giving them a private art lesson. Then, having worked out what they wanted, they walked out the door and no doubt ordered the goods from a discount online store.
I closed the supplies store door to all aside from the artists I taught. I have no time for people who mess you about.
Being a poor artist doesn't excuse a lack of integrity. I'd never con a storekeeper like that, nor steal from them.
Honesty doesn't cost anything—even poor artists can effort to treat store owners with respect.
Always a perfect day to take time to smell the roses. Happy creativity friends..
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Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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