Friday, January 18, 2013

CHANGING MY NAME


This is Old Black Cat Boo.
I've showed her photo many many posts ago.
Look at the sweet little face.
When I started my blog I didn't know what to call it.
I had been selling a few paintings on eBay and my ID name over there was oldblackcatboo.
Still is.
Boo was very special to me and I loved her very much.
So, in her memory, I used her name.
She was the first cat that I "rescued".
She started it all, as far as rescuing kitties go.
But....
I've been trying to set goals for myself and figure out my future.
I'm just beginning to work on a business plan and setting some goals.
I've been working on paintings both for eBay and commissions.
I need to focus on what's most important to me.
I want to paint, do illustrations and write.
Given my love of animals, all of this will be intertwined with that love.
So I'm going to stop obsessing over the other stuff.
and Focus.

I'm happy to say that I have actually written the text for one of the children's books that has been swimming around in my brain for quite some time!
Now I need to start the illustration part.
I'm channeling my energy.

I want to change my blog around a bit.
The LOOK of it and....
The NAME.
So, someday you will no longer find oldblackcatboo
but instead it will be....
Cynthia Myers Art or
Cynthia Myers Paint and Pen
or Cynthia Myers Art, Illustrations and Stories
or maybe just Cynthia Myers.blogspot
or......
but it won't be Cindi Myers, there's an artist with that name and another with a different spelling
and a writer.
If you Google Cynthia Myers, the famous first ever Playmate Playboy Bunny pops up.
But she passed away last year so maybe my name will someday pop up first.
It is my given name.
I use it for everything official and legal.
So I'm using it for the blog too.
Input?

10 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Change up is good but sometimes scary...I love your animal art....you go girl!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

carla said...

Hi!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! I love your header with your name in it!!! I think using your name more would be good for your art. I know you can come up with some more great art for your header!!! I will be excited to see what you come up with!!!

carla said...

Hi!!! I love your header with your name in it!!! Having your name associated with your art would be good!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! A childrens book sounds great!!! I have two grands!!! I for sure will want to get one!!!! Thanks for stopping by for visits!!! Wish we could do coffee or shopping someday!!!! Never know!!!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Loving that you have a plan.....

An Urban Cottage said...

This is really exciting! I'm actually bouncing in my seat I"m so excited about all this. And I love the Playboy Bunny turns artist angle. Your art and book would appeal to children and old men. It's good to keep your client base as broad as possible.

Yay you!

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

The childrens book sounds interesting!

It's never wrong to have a goal, so much easier to concentrate on what one feel is important if one has.

Have a great day!
Christer.

barbandemily said...

Congrats on getting your book written! You are an inspiration - you are working at making your dreams come true!

Sandy Mastroni said...

I can't wait to see your book Cindi !
and You have a pretty name { not like mine .... ha ! }
it's a good idea to use your name !

sarah @ homeologymodernvintage said...

at first i thought "no, your title is so unique & defines who you are." then i realized that it doesn't define you nearly as much as it should. your actual name will allow you to expand in all the other wonderful ways you have planned. it's a perfect match! {love that your predecessor was a playboy bunny!}

Robin Kent said...

A week later and just catching up. You sound so good and focused. That must make you happy. Onward!