My love for art and design began in Mrs. Kaufman’s second grade class. On the bulletin board in the back of the room she would carefully staple a piece of art with the name of the piece, the artist name and the year it was produced. Our assignment was to walk to the back of the room look at the art and then write a one page report about the artist.

What soon became evident to me was that these artists were exceptional in their field or broke with the norm and did something original. Some of the artists died in poverty because no cared until they were dead.

Today anyone can be an artist. All you need is a laptop and connections You simply create your art and share it with the world. But the same rules apply, you have to produce exceptional art or completely new art. Fortunately you and I are not bound by geography. We can search for our audience anywhere in the world.