I have big news. In March 2011, I will have worked at Spectrum Community Mental Health as their Arts Director for 10 years. It has been a fantastic decade of community building, art making and stigma busting. I started out full time and as my own art career has expanded, I have whittled myself down to working at Spectrum a few days a week. Spectrum and their parent organization, RESOURCE, have been amazing to work for. They have supported my ideas and encouraged my creativity both on the job and off.

As of April 2011, I will be a full-time artist. It is/ has been/ will be difficult to leave a job that I love with people who have become hugely important in my life. Being the Spectrum ArtWorks Director has been a big part of who I am and how I define myself. During the past year it became apparent that I had two careers and I needed to pick one. I pick me.

Moving my studio to the California Building in NE Minneapolis was a first step—a real professional space to begin my own business---and it is so pretty, I am so thankful to have such a lovely space to go to work!

Next up, a new website, an online shop and an assistant!

For today, I am so excited to share my new site and my new etsy shop!




Thank you to Nichole Goodwell for designing my website!


Ludid said...

congratulations. what a wonderful new direction in your creative journey. receive all the best wishes.

Rebekah Leigh said...

Congratulations! I've just visited your Etsy shop and its marvelous. Good luck with everything :-)

michelle allen said...

congratulations!! this is so exciting. i absolutely love your work. i am excited to see how this change shows in your work.

Anonymous said...

I just saw you featured on Meet Me at Mike's blog and I was blown away! What gorgeous work!

Thank you for sharing!

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

major kudos amy! what a stellar accomplishment, i've never had the privilege of working somewhere for as long as that but always wanted the communal feeling you've obviously been blessed to be apart of.

good for you on continuing to grow and picking "you"! like when we first move away from home, the change is always a bit startling but the pride of self balloons us to new levels along the way.

will def check out your new digs...happy wishes on your path to destiny! ♥

Urban Soule said...

Congratulations! It's about time you go full time artist!