I love spring and summer. And early autumn. Those are my favorite times of year seasonally - which, I guess, is pretty much most of the year.
Early spring has a specialness all its own because the greens are shiney and sweet and flowers you only see at that time come into their own. One such is the daffodil. There is a special place in Amador County in northern California known as Daffodil Hill. From their website: "...Daffodil Hill is a ranch owned by the McLaughlin family since 1887...The McLaughlin’s descendants have continued to personally plant several thousand new bulbs a year...It is estimated that today, Daffodil Hill is carpeted with approximately 300,000 bulbs when in full bloom...."
This year I had the joy of going 'up' to Daffodil Hill last week with friends and - oh my! - the hills were ablaze with blooms! Talk about hitting the floral lottery! Nearly all the daffodils [plus some tulips and hyacinths] were in full and glorious bloom. And, you know me, I don't leave my camera at home, so I
So what does this have to do with spring cleaning? And business? Well, this artist is making a few changes in her business. I don't know what your profession or job is, but mine is all about creating things and that process takes the resource of Time just about more than any other resource. As part of this year's business review [you do review your own business practices each year don't you?] I tried to track down where exactly various resources were going and how they were being used. Part of that examination resulted in:
- making my website the 'go to' place for all online marketing and information as regards my art business and activities
- discovering that I don't need two places for a blog
- what role a blog ought to play in my business
There were other results such as calendaring photo trips, times for working on mosaics and times for working on digital art works.
The important news in this vein for this post is to announce a new blog home - one that is, indeed, part of my website [www.LindaCSmithFineArt.com]. This new blog will be a place to: announce new artworks, describe the artistic process, report on events and shows in which my work appears and any art-related news/views that catchs my eye. You can read the first post here.
Here's a few more photos from my trip to Daffodil Hill and I hope to 'see' you at my new blog home.