You won’t see McDonalds selling Lobster Rolls. It just wouldn’t fit. So when my favorite Italian bakery started selling Bagels, it didn’t make sense to me either. The bagels weren’t good. In fact they were awful.  They were soggy and soft. Another question.  Why does my favorite ramen shop sell blueberry yogurt shakes? Answer: I have no idea, except maybe the company president’s daughter likes them. Why does the local gym have coke in the vending machine?  I don’t get it. Do…

This week, towards the end of the day, a friend who owns a ceramic gallery dropped by our gallery with two young ceramicists. I’ve bought the work of one of them, and was meeting the other one for the first time. We talked and laughed, and drank wine, and talked some more. Part of what we talked about was how to make a successful career as an artist. As I think about it, it applies to all of us, including…