Wednesday, June 27, 2007

new booth location

Change in location! I received an email today that our art fair booth location has changed to Liberty and 4th! Something about the sponser- which is Disney- (I didn't know that)!
the booth space is #278-A the corner of 4th and Liberty right by the Cloverleaf Restaurant.
We have a children's activity center next to us! so bring your kids! it sounds fun!
I hope this won't be confusing for the people I already gave postcards to... sorry, it could change again... I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 25, 2007

prints available

I just remembered to tell you that I had gyclee prints made of 4 of my paintings that I guessed would be the most "sellable". The titles are:
"Jena and Mickey", a painting of my daughter holding our black cat. It was in a show at Ella Sharp Museum a few years ago. It won an award of $250.00!
"Back to the Field" (that's the sunflower painting I posted earlier), this painting was in a MAEA show.
"Last Bouquet", I think this is a very likeable painting. I did it last winter. I noticed some pansies and rosebuds still blooming in February in my garden on the dining room side of the house! I hope it's not another global warming indicator! Yikes! In honor of their accomplishment, I stuck them in a little vase a did an a la prima painting of them. I love the memory of it.
"My Backyard" was also in an MAEA show. It won an honorable mention. This is my backyard, you can see the afternoon shadow of my house in the foreground.
I'm really excited about these prints, and I'm especially hoping something sells. This gives me another pricepoint. It really is difficult to price things.

new photos

added photos from the yard today! make sure you scroll down to the bottom to see the front porch swing...

links apology

Sorry about the links. I just tried clicking on that, I didn't know what it did, and now I don't know how to get rid of it.

time to paint: business cards arrived!

time to paint: business cards arrived!

time to paint: business cards arrived!

time to paint: business cards arrived!

business cards arrived!

Hooray! My business cards came in the mail today. I like the way they turned out! And the business that printed them was easy for me to use, they sure have been sending me a lot of emails though... I guess that's smart on their part, they send lots of enticing offers... I used It will be fun to hand out cards at the Art Fair. I hope they bring me good luck!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


This is what my card looks like on the front. I also created a new email address today just for my painting business. If you want to buy a painting you can email me at

getting more done!

Today I ordered business cards, so it's official! I'm in business! Or, at least it feels official. I'm not really sure what makes a business, but it's probably not just having a business card. This is the picture I put on the back of my card, and I also wanted a little pink on it to match the lettering so I also added a part of the bleeding heart painting. It does look a little sappy, but I guess I just need to admit that I'm a little sappy. I can't help it that I love flowers and the color pink. I also ordered 4 frames online, I hope they work out well because they are way cheaper than anywhere in town.
Yesterday I drew at Ave's studio, she's the one that told me about the online frames. It was fun to see her since it's been so long- probably last summer... I haven't been figure drawing for quite a while so it was nice to give it a whirl again. Part of me feels like I don't have time to mess around like that right now, but I do love to draw people even though I have trouble with proportion when it is so direct like that.
I tried to see Laura's work in the show that's at the same building that Ave has her studio, but her stuff was in the locked part- it won't be open until the weekend. I'll have to go back and check it out. It's an Urban Artwork show, what I did get to see was fun stuff -graffitti like.
My gyclee prints should be in today, I'm anxious to see how they turned out. So, I want to get hooks today and pick up the prints so I can show them to my art fair booth-mates tomorrow. We are meeting at noon at the restaurant that will be across from our booth. It will be good to see them again and talk over the details. It would be nice if I could have a draft of my pricelist before tomorrow so I could get ideas from them.

Monday, June 18, 2007

school's out

Today is my first day of vacation! I have a long list of things to do to get ready for the Art Fair. I'm headed to town to see about framing and some other odds and ends. Tonight I'm meeting with friends to paint at 6pm. I have no plan as to what I'm going to paint tonight. I think I need to do a portrait soon, and my horse. I want to do a series of barns. Well, I'm off... Here are my latest paintings with a photo of the barn I was looking at.

school's out

Today is my first day of vacation! I have a long list of things to do to get ready for the Art Fair.