I have found a lot of blogs that I like to read. The list keeps growing everyday when I find something new. I also understand why a lot of people who blog only post every now and again. It is hard to keep a constant chatter going on all the time. Right now I am just getting ready for my first art sale. It is very hard to decide what I want to charge for my paintings. I saw some abstract paintings today at a site linked to the blog I was reading and he is doing huge pieces for not very much money. I go to another site and that person is selling the same size pieces for huge amounts of money. I think that I am going to go with small prices. I have to say that I doubt anything will sell, but at least I am going to put my work out there and give it a try.
I Think I Figured It Out October 10, 2007
I figured out how to add my paintings. So now I have 4 of the paintings that will be in my first art sale. I am working on several more. I just don’t have pictures of them yet. As soon as I do, I will add them to my blog. The art sale is the first part of November. I signed up on Saturday. I can’t wait. I know that my chances for selling something are not great, but at least I will have my paintings out where the public can see them and not stuck in my art room.
I have dyed some material and have drawn off the images and I have another piece ready to try beading. I have not started any of the beading since I have the upcoming art show. I want to get more pieces ready for that so the beading is going to have to wait a little longer. I am anxious to start, but they will not be included in my art sale this time. If they are good enough, possibly the next time I try to sell my work.
A While October 2, 2007
Well, it has been a while since I wrote anything. I have been very busy at work. That is really a good thing.
I am currently working on quite a few projects. I am going to bead a mermaid, some seaweed, and some fish on a piece of fabric. I used acrylic paint and textile medium to draw everything in. Next I will bead everything. I might put the craft batting on first though. I have gotten a nice hoop though and if I use that I won’t do the batting first. This will be my first attempt at really beading something. I have added beads and buttons to other projects, but never a full person in beading. The mermaid is going to be done in all beads. Well, her face is going to be clay.
I am going to put my paintings in a holiday sale. I have a lot of things to work on before then. Lots of paintings to do in a month. I can do them. I sat here at work and drew out the outlines of things that I want to do. I had a great spurt of imagination. I ordered some frames and matts for my projects. I don’t know yet how many pieces I can put in the show. I know that the prices are to be between $20 and $600. I have been working on some ink drawings. I think they all turned out pretty well. I need to take pictures of everything before I pay for my spot in the craft show. The lady who is putting it on wants to see my work. Of course she might tell me that she doesn’t think my stuff will sell and if so then I guess I won’t be in the show. But, I think I have some good pieces that will work. Especially when they are matted and framed. I also started a project with markers. We will see how that turns out. I am trying not to get my hopes up about the craft show, but it is hard not to be a little exicted. I will write about my trip to the shop on Friday.
Well, I guess that is about it for my projects right now. Nikki and Jacquie are waiting on my table for me to do something further with them. I need to sew everything together. That is the part that is hardest for me. Getting to the sewing machine work.
Okay…that’s it for the day. Almost time to go home. Need to pack things up and hit the road. I can continue on my artwork in just a little while. I do work for art supplies. Ha, Ha.