Hiding Out In Plain Sight – Again!

smartist, art career, artist identity, Ariane of smARTist

I know, this is not the first time I’ve disappeared from my blog.

This time I’ve fallen off the blog wagon because my life has been scrambled upside down in an Alice-in-Wonderland now I’m small/now I’m tall sort of way.

The story is as old as the hills: met my Prince Charming, got engaged, had full replacement right knee surgery (and for those who aren’t up to speed on this lovely medical wonder – it takes at least 3 to 4 months to ramp up to semi-normal!), moving out of my home of decades (now rented to grad students and musicians) and into one of my youngest daughter’s home until my fiancé’s renovations on his place are finished, after which there will be a wedding and I will move again!

Right this minute I’m sitting my in “old” home office surrounded by half-packed bags and boxes (and I have to be out of here in 2 more days!) thinking – yikes, my lovely artists have no idea where I’ve gone to.

My creative career coaching practice is still breathing, only quietly, in the background while I integrate all of these changes.

Over the years, I’ve worked with and talked to artists who have had to move and figure out how to become part of their new community.

And now, here I am, doing the very same thing.

In the meantime, for those of you who want to stay on this journey with me, I’ll be re-posting some evergreen blog posts that will enliven your creative career while I figure out how to get through this darn door…oh, yes, I see that bottle that says “Drink Me” on the table.

Let’s see what happens next….

32 Responses to “Hiding Out In Plain Sight – Again!”

  1. Congratulations and best wishes! I enjoy your blog and look forward to blogs both old and new.

    • Ariane says:

      Thank you, Marsha,
      Not sure how this reply will show up as I’m using a very old laptop of my daughter’s where nothing of my “old” world is set up, like pics and instant reply ID.

      I’m packed up and out of my home where I’ve raised 2 daughters and a business called smARTist and feeling simply quiet, watchful…what’s next?

      I’m just as curious as anyone…

  2. How do I start showing my artwork.

    • Ariane says:

      Hi Nettie,
      Since how to show your artwork is specific to you, your work, the stage of your career, and what you’ve done in the past, there is no way I can offer help in a blog post response.

      What I can do is set up a time to talk about where you are and where you’d like to go.

      Let me know if you’d like to open up that door…


  3. I appreciate hearing that you, as I, sometimes have to take time out from online posting. Acknowledging our humanity is very important. We are not efficient machines that never break down or need time out. Life presents many challenges, good and bad, and they all need our attention.
    Hope your move goes well and that very good things are coming your way.

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