I just finished watching a segment of Sunday's 60 Minutes about Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. TIME magazine also has her on the cover of their latest issue. She is a remarkable woman who encourages women to support women and to reboot feminism. "Sandberg is thinking out loud, bouncing from idea to idea, full of good intentions, but bubbling with contradictions." I encourage you all to read and listen to some of her ideas... as artists I am discovering that women artists rarely negotiate their commission to their fullest. I myself humbly ask for my payment due... almost embarrassed to receive the moneys due for my lifetime of works. Slowly I ask a fair price...enough to help my family and support my journey as an artist...and know if the work does not sell for my asked price...it usually means that the patron has very little understanding of my processes...journeys...exhibits...and personal developments. Then I can own my works...because I do value them and when the right buyer ...the correct locations...placements... will make itself visible. I am often asked "How long does this embellished work take??" and I answer truthfully ...my lifetime! Lean In ...should be a celebration of an individuals strengths and visions and I am going to give my own word choices a more serious, defined approach to making my life in my community as a working Artist.
Lean In ...and Shine.....collaborative communications.....mentor....grow.