It's been an incredibly busy time as tomorrow is our annual holiday party and I am cooking for 250 guests. Fortunately I have been cooking for weeks and today many of my friends came over and helped with the last minute preparation. I have 24 items on the menu and today we actually made 500 crab cakes! I am very tired but thanks to my family, the house is entirely ready and tomorrow will be a pretty easy day. Yahoo.
Thank you so much for all of your very inspiring comments about "why you love being an artist". sometimes we need to stop and think about how lucky we are to be able to create and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle of an artist! I hope this reflection has helped to reinforce why you have chosen this wonderful profession, regardless if you are doing it full or part-time.
The winner of Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway is Susan Garriques. You have won a $100 gift certificate. Just email me and we will make arrangements to to figure out how you would like to spend it!
The Day 10 giveaway is one of my painting workshops at the Carriage House in South Pasadena. It's a $325 value and can be used to attend one of my three day workshops which includes a gourmet dinner cooked by yours truly.
To be eligible for the giveaway, all you have to do is post a response to the following question: "If I could learn anything having to do with my art career it would be ...". Your question can pertain to technique, painting methods, marketing and sales ... anything you want! You can post your comment here or on any of my Facebook pages. Good luck ...Check out my upcoming palette knife painting workshops at http://www.saetastudio.com/Leslie_Saeta_fine_Art/Workshops.html.