The First Post

I think it is obligatory to begin a blog with a defense of why the blog exists.  Why, in an already-full blogosphere, should I add another blog into the mix?  Here is my reason:

I want to better understand what it means to be a working artist.  

Thus, the title: artWORK.

In this blog I'll be exploring a variety of questions and topics, including:

1.  Where do artists look for ideas?

2.  How do artists find time to make things?

3.  What are some of the obstacles artists encounter in their work?

4.  What are the unique joys of being a working artist?

Since I'm an artist myself I have few hunches about the answers to these questions, but I'm sure there is still a lot to learn!