Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
I keep trying to post an image...it isn't working. I am frustrated and sad....I am taking a few days off...to attend my father in law's funeral.
He passed away yesterday, January 25th.
So, I don't much feel like 'fighting with my blogger'.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
It is by far the BEST Musical Performance I have ever seen.
The cast and crew were phenominal...the costume designs were brilliant....we all know the story line and yet...it was so much more powerful on stage than you could possibly imagine.
Do yourself a favor in 2007.....see the best performance to hit the stage...EVER...in my opinion!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Our January opening was such a success that we have been invited to be the featured artists again in February.
We will be the featured artists, at the So-Oh Fine Art Gallery in Lincoln NE, throughout the months of January and February.
Several of the artists of our group were among the few artists selected, from a number of artists participating, to be part of the exhibit at Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago IL..their art will hang in the gallery until the Arts for Aids Auction which will be held on February 15th.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
The business of selling original art online is not an easy one.
One of the comments I overheard, again and again, at the gallery opening was, "...is this painting still wet?"
No.... the paintings were completely dry, beautifully textured and painted, gorgeous works of art....that just do not translate well through digital imagery. Too bad it doesn't...
Monday, January 08, 2007
I wished our group could feel comfortable with just one source of income... internet sales of our original paintings. That's it...supporting three separate households.
I think for most artists, there are probably some really good weeks..and some really bad weeks........personally, I find that I get a little nervous during the really bad weeks, (like the past 5 or 6). I don't like wondering if our sales have come to an end, if we are going to have to get jobs at the local kwikie mart, if we are ever going to be able to afford canvas and supplies to keep our business going....
And then, our sales pick up and we seem to forget about the bad weeks and life is good again.
I can't speak for the entire group but, I am going to "expand my horizons" this year, so that I can eventually get off of this financial roller coaster ride.
With the group now Gallery Represented, which have already translated into sales, we plan to put our paintings into galleries in other states throughout this year. Our goal is to be into 12 galleries from east coast to west coast by the end of the year.
I also have merchandise in Zazzle and Cafe Press, which have translated into sales. I have prints and posters on Art.Com, also translating into sales.
Yes, I will feel much more comfortable when all of this translates into---making a living! I can hardly wait!!