Sunday, May 31, 2009

a Life:
Susan Gallacher-Turner’s turn

in the Pacific Northwest.

Can you live a creative life and make a living? Yes. You can.

“Developing your lifestyle as an art form puts an element of fun and style into living your life,” says Dave. “For us the internal goals of being happy and healthy and having good family life have been our primary drivers.”

Dave and Janice Weitzer have made a living and lived a creative life for over 40 years. They’ve raised 3 children and run several successful businesses: a bamboo farm, a massage therapy practice, yoga school and a custom woodworking shop.

“If you love something, keep studying it, there’s always more to learn. It keeps you inspired and happy,” says Dave. “So, don’t wait, start some small cottage business, something you like doing, you work when you want to. When you’re your own boss, you can’t get fired.”

As an artist, writer and teacher, I’ve been working at making a living for over a decade, now. But during this difficult economic time, Dave and Janice have been an inspiration for me. They showed me that it’s possible to do what you love, what makes you happy and be successful. As I began to see my life in a new light, with new possibilities, I wanted to share this idea with as many people as possible.

Now you can hear interviews with artists and entrepreneurs like the Weitzers on ‘Voices of Living Creatively’ on the new website at
And it's available on iTunes as well at

If you’d like more information about me and my sculptural artwork, visit my website at or read my other blog, Susan’s Art & Words at

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