Yep I have multiple personalities!!!
Most of you already know….I am a wife of 29 years, a mother to four wonderful grown sons , and an artist. I operate Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Art Gallery in the Capitol Hill district of downtown Denver in the Boarding House Studio Galleries building.
Many of you know.... I owned and operated Conrad School of Art for seventeen years,introducing hundreds of children to the beauty of art.
Some of you know.... I am a musician and writer of short stories, children's books, and music.
What very few of you know....is I am the co-founder, owner and CEO of Where ART Lives Online Gallery and Magazine ( formerly Contemporary Fine Art International/CFAI.co).
Oh....and one more thing....YIKES....I am also a ghost blogger.
I have been the Fairy Blogmother to many successful artists over the years-allowing them to spend their time doing what they love most, painting in the studio, traveling the world, visiting exotic places - and all the while their artwork "magically"appears all over the internet!!
As the Fairy Blogmother….I have been teaching beginning blogging workshops for those just starting out and power blogging workshops for those who are ready to go to the next level for several years, in addition to lecturing throughout Colorado on the nuts and bolts of internet art marketing.
Finally....my favorite job has been that of an art coach- working one on one with artists in person and by phone to help them identify their goals and formulate a plan of action that fits their individual life and style.
Whew....... That was not as scary as I thought it would be....but my heart IS racing just a little.
I am not exactly sure why I have pretty much kept these identities separate, maybe a fear of my critics, and we all have them, we always will, but the biggest critic I have found is the one that lives inside each and every one of us. And.....this critic is the hardest one to silence.
There are those-....especially in the business world who will tell you that you must hone in on one very specific thing and give it all you have. For some individuals, this advice is spot on...for others, it conflicts with how they are made, and for them, that path would strip away their joy.
I am one such person!
That said, I certainly believe in giving it all you have, which is why I am not a great sleeper (that is a work in progress) but I could not possibly eliminate one of these things from my life at this point in time.
I am deeply passionate about ALL of them, and I honestly believe they all boil down to two things LOVE and PASSION.
I LOVE people, I truly do! I am PASSIONATE about art, and I am PASSIONATE about inspiring people to pursue their dreams- to reach-stretch and take chances-but I also find great joy in teaching and equipping them with the tools to facilitate those dreams.
Like you- I am setting goals and planning out the next year- and I just have too many separate sites to maintain. Now I can condense, and talk about all of these things on one or two sites!!
So....now that "The Cat's Out of the Bag" so to speak, I would like to invite you to stop by my blog each day, or anytime you feel you need a shot of inspiration.
Along with my paintings, I will be joyfully sharing with you the things that inspire, motivate and resonate with me-in all things Life , Art and Business!!
Again....pop into my LAB anytime, and if you're ever in Denver-please stop by my gallery, I would LOVE to meet YOU!!