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!