I attended a workshop at Artworks in Trenton yesterday: http://www.artworkstrenton.org/ . The morning speaker was NYC artist Jackie Battenfield http://www.jackiebattenfield.com/, a painter and the creator of the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn. Her new book, still warm from the printer's press, was available, entitled "The Artist's Guide...". Her story was one of perseverance, determination and goal setting. There is magic in directed energy. Read her book and find out!
Above is Jackie's work, "Dark Water 1", 1997.