Category Archives: Job

The New Hat: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, The New Hat, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: There’s something about the 1940s, especially, and the 1930s, that we hearken back to. Of course, there is no “perfect” time, and especially … Continue reading

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Surviving the Work Week

Not everyone’s Monday is actually on Monday. But regardless of what day your week actually starts, it’s highly likely that it’s not a smooth transition from your day off to your day on. This low point of our week, when … Continue reading

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“We Can’t Live on What We’ve Got”

Admit it. You’ve said this — to yourself, to God, but probably not to your soul mate, because it really wouldn’t go over well: “I don’t know how we’re going to survive on what we’re making. We need more money, … Continue reading

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Is Life Inconvenient?

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “How willing are you to put up with inconvenience? “Because we’re reasonably willing, as a family, to put up with inconvenience, we live in a … Continue reading

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Achieving Impossible Dreams

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art — Steve Says: “When we tell people what we do — I paint, Carolyn writes — the general response is, ‘Wow, that’s my dream job.’  “It … Continue reading

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Vacationing Every Week

 From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “Recently, Carolyn and I spent some time in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, frequently described as the Swiss Alps of the Northwest. “It was a … Continue reading

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Day Jobs and Daydreaming

From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “This last weekend found me in Joseph, OR, judging the Wallowa Valley Festival Arts Exhibition, a regional art show encompassing the inland Pacific Northwest. “I was struck … Continue reading

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Honesty — It’s Still a Lonely Word

I just finished reading one of those inspirational stories that is supposed to energize me but actually makes me want to rest my head on my paper-cluttered desk and weep. Let me summarize: Famous Person agrees to meet fans for … Continue reading

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Writing, Blogging, and Speaking, Intelligently

I have met people with PhD’s who say things like this: “Her and me went to the movies.” “This gift is for she and I.” While this may peg me as a language snob, I think twice before I listen to a … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Cocktail Party Game

Halloween is weeks away, and we all know what that means. Yep. Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat (by the way, have you, or anyone you know, ever actually eaten a goose?), and the round of cocktail parties … Continue reading

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