3
Mar

What’s Your Take: One or Many? – Part II

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in marketing

Yesterday's article was from the collectors'; point of view; what you think artists like ourselves should do. Were weird, so a lot of that doesn't apply. Today's article is about what you, as an artist, are doing or are considering.

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2
Mar

What’s Your Take: One or Many? – Part I

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in marketing

Examining the Pursuit of Career and Happiness in the Modern Age.

Normally, the saying is: "Do one thing, do it well."
Then there's: "Variety is the spice of life."
Of course, "To thine own self be true." then throws a monkey wrench into the whole thing and you don't know which way to turn.

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23
Feb

…and the Deer is Gone.. almost

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in wildlife

Should've tried again to get some night photography of the Mountain Lions last night. Went out this morning after the Sun was sufficiently high in the sky to check on the progress. Joy carried her Sig-Sauer 239, just in case a startling deterrent might be handy to have in hand. The spot to where the deer was moved two nights ago, between the rock wall and perimeter fence, was vacant! Huh? Where'd they take it? Looking around for a few minutes, I spied it; still inside the rock wall but now on the other side of the big pine

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22
Feb

Mountain Lions Are Back – Yes, at Least Two!

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in cats, wildlife

Went to check the deer today and it was dragged into the rock-walled area under the big pine and next to the perimeter fence. That's why I couldn't readily identify it last night when I went out and peered down from the glass studio to see if anyone was around. More of it has been eaten or carried off, so it is now evident that we're not going to call Fish and Game right away. This is a natural occurrence in the wilderness. We may be in a partially settled area but not really as far as the wildlife

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Today was not really a good day for critters on the mountain. Moe came home with a Black-Headed Grosbeak. We keep telling her "gophers, not birds" but I guess they're not as much fun and certainly less visible.

This evening, Joy was calling for Larry, our big, beautiful Maine Coon boy, to come in for the night. He and his tiny sister, Moe, tend to wander, so they have radio transmitters and we have a directional receiver to track them. Otherwise, a lot of time and energy is lost trekking all over the mountain trying to locate them

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I can't tell you how well received they have been. They certainly are beautiful, if I do say so myself. One sold to a friend and client just this afternoon. It's the purple cone shaped one in the top row, center of the January 26th post. We'll wrap him up and package him carefully and send him off to his new home first of the week.

Always a bittersweet time when one of your creations leaves. I know that a lot of people may not understand that but part of an

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Talk about the tail wagging the dog... The complete Art Glass Wine Stopper Collection is now, well, completed. It's been a week since my last communication. Spent most of the waking hours photographing, processing, assembling rotation movies, cataloging, coding new pages, uploading it all and testing them. This portion of the project took more time and more effort than making the glass in the first place but it's all absolutely beautiful and I'm absolutely shot. I'm composing this at the end of the second all-nighter, so I'll be brief.

But first

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