April, nearly May already! And two exciting events are just around the corner: My first post-winter trip to Toronto’s St Lawrence Market tomorrow to see what flowers, if any, the Taylor family have brought in; and the planning and planting of my balcony garden. This of course means more flower images. “What on earth do […]
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In parts 1 and 2, I suggested that social media and an Internet presence generally are important – but not at the expense of having a good, old-fashioned real-world presence and strategy as the primary pipeline for marketing and establishing a network. Here in Part 3, I suggest that a focus on “originality” and being […]
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I recently read an article by a marketing guru who stated that to bullet-proof your career you need 100 collectors. One hundred collectors! Not just buyers, mind you, who might just want your piece to match the drapes: Serious art collectors who repeatedly turn to you to augment their collections. I’m going to lie down […]
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I am currently in discussion with an artist-entrepreneur here in Toronto regarding licensing some of my work. More than that I’m not at liberty to divulge. However, he sent me a questionnaire recently, in order to make a kind of bio-CV, and it was interesting to craft responses. Now those I can share, and here […]
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Hi friends, followers, supporters, patrons and art lovers: These are exciting times. I’m in the process of developing my email list – using the proper, non-spammy methods via MailChimp – and I’d like all interested followers to be part of it. My newsletter will be a regular, monthly update regarding my work, and will include articles […]
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I was surfing idly when I discovered a site called Slideshare. Now, the idea of a site where you share presentations – yes, like Powerpoint – is, umm, to put it politely – quaint. I mean, this is the era of online video and μTorrent and high-speed Internet and razzmatazz. But hold on, maybe not so […]
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David Roddis, “All that pins the soul…” 2014. Archival pigment print.
David Roddis, “Angst essen Seele auf…”
David Roddis, “Rogue”, 2013.
… is the one you just survived. I used to say how much I loved winter. And it used to be true. But my old bones did not like the past season, with its months of dreariness followed by the coldest snap in 50 years towards the end of Feb. I felt my age. I felt the winter in me.
So I’m posting these tulips in the hope that their striving, twisting and turning will signal some kind of new movement in me. Because it can only get better.
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