I am ecstatic. I just discovered how easy it is to link to the books I read and put them here on my blog. I adore reading and always consider my daily art and my daily reading to go hand in hand. I personally would love to be reading someone's blog about a book and or subject and have the link right there without having to hunt it down and remember all the information. I am dedicated to the reading of biographies of the great artists (visual as well as all the others) and will be referencing them a great deal in the next postings. I remember when I was 7 my mom used to drop me off at the local downtown BUCKHEAD library (I'd give anything to see it again and I pray to god they didn't tear it down) while she grocery shopped at the local A & P. I headed straight for the Blue bindings of the biography sections and lost myself reading about all the amazing people published there in that juvenile 3 rd grade section. I think my first was Sacajawea and then I went on to read them all.........Now I still do it.....you name a new biography of an artist and I'm on it...in fact at the end of the hall I have my biography bookcase and I cherish it. I hope when I 'm gone.....(gulp) my kids will either cherish it or donate it to an organization that will.
WAIT I must link to a book! I will talk more about this one later but it changed my life. I remember when I was considered trying to "go for it" and be only a self supporting artist, I found my mind wrapped around the idea of "well, let's see how it goes the first year." Naturally there were ups and downs, enough ups to keep me tantalized, enough downs to go deeper into cc debt. After I read this book, I said to myself, "now I get it." You either do it (as Pisarro did) or you don't. There are no wait and see's. If the times get tough, the tough keep going and you can be sure it leads some where. Then of course there's the great Tony Robbins who taught me to reframe my thinking......when the times are down it's an opportunity to be reaffirmed of my committment....ooh ooh here's his book too! I can see this is going to be a blast.....Eating lunch now in 75 degree California weather and smiling.