Thursday, December 1, 2011


I saw where in my last post that I'd promise to update this more regularly.  That was back in September.  I have my last scheduled show of the year coming up this Saturday at the Piedmont Folk Art Show in Lancaster, SC.  There is a chance I may do another the following weekend.  Check the website for details if I do.

I've been working hard making art and handling the business side of things.  Sometimes I wish I had someone else to do the latter part.  I love making art and going out and doing shows and meeting people, but most of the other I dont care for that much.  Art has become my career choice, but I do it for the fun of it.  I've always said if it ever becomes work, I'll quit.

I'm still having fun though, tons of it.  I hear a lot of people talk about professionalism, marketing strategies, and all the blah blah business words in relation to their art as a business.  I hope that I never get that way.  I just plan on being myself, doing things the way I want to, being good to people and having fun. I've said before if somebody was looking for professionalism, they wouldn't be looking at my art anyway. 

As I wind down my first full year of being a full-time artist, I can say that I'm very pleased with the results.  I've made a lot of new friends, sold a good bit of art, there are a whole lot more people out there who know who SamG is.  People ask me why I do art.  I'll tell you.  I want to leave a legacy.  I want to know that when my time has come to leave this world, that I've made as much of an impact on it as I can.  I'm sitting here looking at a painting that's in my collection.  It's nothing fancy, but it is one that I really like.  It's of an early aircraft carrier and is signed and dated 1933.  All I can find out about the artist is the information on her tombstone.  I don't want my life summed up on a piece of granite.  I jokingly tell people, I don't care much about the fortune, but I do want the fame.

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas.