I initially began blogging to document and keep record of my career for my children to hold and know me. As a mom, I am acutely aware of the importance of modeling my work ethic and journey for my children, especially my daughter. By the numbers: A recent analysis of major U.S. art museums by researchers at Williams College found that just 13% of artists featured in those collections were women. But some 55% of working artists are women, per data from the career platform Zippia.
It is crucial for me to ensure that she knows that her mom was not just an artist but also a successful entrepreneur who put the hours in to achieve her goals and place my mark on the world.
Being recognized on both of these lists is a validation of the hard work and dedication that goes into creating art and documenting one's artistic journey. It is an honor to be acknowledged for my contribution to the local + global art scene and to be able to share my experiences and insights with fellow artists and enthusiasts.