Year: 2007Page 2 of 4

more thanks

One more time! Thank you to Andrea of Anything Indie for posting about my art. She said “…I really love a great bit of photography with images that…

bloggers

I just wanted to send out a thank you to the always-fun art and design blog Another Shade of Grey for showcasing my photograph “Sun and Moon”. It’s…

pick the notes you really mean

While reading last week’s NY Times Book Review, I found a great essay by the novelist Haruki Murakami

and also boundless and trunkt

I’m on a bit of a roll. After successfully setting up my Etsy store, I decided to create galleries on two other sites I respect: Boundless Gallery and…

now with added etsy

After thinking about the different art markets for a while, and asking a lot of people for advice, I finally decided to open a shop on Etsy. I’ll…

life as an artist/parent

My art group was recently talking about how having kids impact your art career, and Cynthia described it really well: “It requires discipline and a letting go of…

Mask (abstract of a leaf) ©Daniel Sroka

Mask – abstract of a fallen leaf

What is your best work? That’s a tough question for any artist. Your opinion of your own work changes every day. As Ted Orland discusses in Art and…

the beauty of science

The New York Times has a good article today on Felice Frankel, an artist who is the head of the Envisioning Science program at Harvard. She uses “cameras,…

Crown Vetch ©Daniel Sroka

a beautiful weed

My three-year old son present this flower to my wife as a present. It was such a sweet thing to do, I had to try to preserve it…

finding a market for art

Seth Godin and I seem to be on the same wavelength: his post today on pricing models is eerily similar to notes I scribbled down yesterday on potential…

same old same old

There’s a well-known fine art photography competition that happens fairly regularly. (It shall go nameless to protect the innocent.) I’ve considered entering it, because it receives a fair…

Stargazer Lily ©Daniel Sroka

stargazer lily

On Mother’s Day, my wife’s grandmother was admiring some stargazer lilies, and suggested that I should take some photographs of them. It was the first time she had…

Thank you Charles Schulz

My nearly-3 year old just discovered Snoopy. He’s known about the Peanuts for a while, but recently he really connected with the stories. We have several of the…

Art and News: Spring 2007

Spring has finally taken hold, and just this past week all of the trees suddenly decided that having leaves would be a good idea. It’s been a busy…

the myth of the tortured artist

Our culture holds onto a myth that artists need to be filled with grief, stress and turmoil in order to create great work. That work that made about…