Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lizardo Art Showing on May 22, 2010

 show Lizardo Art Arlington TexasWorking with the F6 Gallery again, at Art in the Park at the Arlington Highlands. This is an exhibition only. No selling, so if you are interested in looking at art without feeling obligated to buy, this is for you. Plus there are plenty of places to eat and have drinks and shop.

I told myself I wouldn't do any shows until after graduation and this is literally the weekend after I graduate. I guess that's how I roll...

Hope everyone is doing well!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

San Fransisco: Do Over

We only had one evening last time I was in SF for an art show. I was so bummed and have been wanting to go back ever since. For Valentine's weekend, Ben and I went back and had three whole days to explore the city. Of course that wasn't nearly enough time to see everything and I'm sure I'll be back. I really love this city. I can see myself living here one day.

More pics to come. Just wanted everyone to know that I'm alive and well! :)

Take care,


Friday, November 6, 2009

Drowning in schoolwork and entering art shows.

Hello everyone! I've missed blogging so much but school and work have taken up the majority of time I have. The rest, I try to give to friends and family but that's pretty limited. Sorry guys!

This has been the most exciting semester so far which is one reason I haven't been nearly as worried about my art or business. Timing is everything. Right now I am getting my education and that is enough.

One class I ended up in, service marketing, has turned out to be one of the best classes I could ever have taken to be in the art business. I have all kinds of crazy ideas running through my head. Not so much, ' How can I promote?' or what crazy scheme can I come up with now but thinking about "how I can meet the needs and wants of customers and still make a profit". And how can I do that as an artist?

Basically, what kind of art do people want? Do they want prints? Do they want large or small? What colors do they like?

This is the quandry I find myself in a lot because I love the subject of business. I am majoring in finance and doing really well in those classes. And yet I love to paint. I love fashion. I love all of these things that are actually big businesses and creative at the same time. an experiment, I have entered one of the largest shows in my area. It's a longshot. People from all over the country apply for this show.

So there is a scary and wonderful part to this: the jury process is open to the public. They project the pictures of the entrants onto a huge screen and the jury openly discusses them. Hopefully I will be there when they discuss my art (and put it on the short list!). I want to hear what they say about my art and I want to hear what they say about the others. I want to know what makes them choose one artist over another. They may say some things that don't feel great but that's okay. I want to know.

That's whats up with me for right now. I'll keep you posted on the jury process experience.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Camping by the Beach

Friday, August 28, 2009

Life. School.

Class has started for the fall and as usual, I feel overwhelmed. I want to do so many things and I really need to focus on school. But I don't want to! Not all the time anyway.

It's my senior year...the only year of my college career that will actually be completely in a year. Go me!

So, by now I have learned that most professors don't even use the book in their class. It's completely pointless to go to the bookstore and pay full price for the text unless they assign problems out of the text to turn in for grades. Most of mine don't so I bought my books online. I used and to find books this year. I know there are others but these are the ones I use the most. I also buy older versions of the text if I can because it is way cheaper. WAY cheaper.

I also have an app on my phone that I like for a to do list. It's easy to update online or on the iPhone if you have it. It's at I do think the name is kind of cheesy but I like having a place to keep track of my lists.

As for all the art, I will still be making it but not cranking it out like I wish I could. My next project is selling prints of some paintings that I have done recently. I think it's a good business decision and something I have wanted to do for a while.

I'm also taking a class in service marketing so I'm sure I will be sharing my findings from there.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Is Vacation Really Over?!?

image of cosmo at valencia hotel

I have been out of town for the last couple of weeks,, give or take a couple days. With school starting next week, I will be around a lot more. I had a lot of fun, of course, and as soon as I edit the pictures, I will definitely share.

Hope everyone is doing well. Talk to you soon!

:: Liz ::