Archive for June, 2008
Well I finished a commission yesterday. This one had a super quick turnaround. I sent it to the commissioner while it cures. I like it – turned out better than I thought. I was working on the background and was not seeing it until the big picture happened. I also worked on another commission for a bit as well. Busy – Busy.
So I page a page categorizing all the one-a-(week)day pieces based on the suggestions from many readers. So now there is one place to see all the works. The Art List is a page (and not a post) and is on the top navigation bar. I also removed the “Availability of prints” from the sidebar and integrated this into the Art List as well
The list was tiring to make – there was a lot of work to go through and format.
Well I am still exhausted. Today I spent most of the day feeling like I was stuck in molasses. Though I got some go-go-gadget energy and went into the studio and I am happy I did. I got a huge chunk of one of my commissions done. This has a super quick turnaround and am behind schedule, but it is workable. Tomorrow I will finish the background and let it cure until Monday night, so I can frame it. I wish I could show you a pic – but can’t until I get the thumbs up from its new owner.
So other than, my day was fairly boring. I signed up for a twitter account in case you are interested in following me on that. I don’t 100% understand it just yet – but I figure I would give it a shot. Other than that I went the Staples and packed up some work for shipping. SO EXCITING!!!!!
I wanted to share a super cute story with everyone about the purchase of Arrival and Departure. So, I was emailing back and forth with two people. They were each looking for a birthday present for their significant other. Well after several emails back and forth, neither of them could choose that perfect piece. It turned out these two people were together and they wanted to buy the pieces to hang in their new place (one is moving in with the other). That is just a great couple story in my opinion!!!
Quite a few pieces have been sold. These prints will be available for $25 or $55 framed each (+shipping) and is a run of 100 and has a hand-cut signature. Email for availability and payment directions or for more information. To order a print, just send me an email and we can get the order going. It will be a few weeks most likely so I can order a proof first.
Day 156 – Open Book >> original post <<
Day 135 – Metro >> original post <<
Day 22 – Turtles >> original post <<
Day 150 – Stork >> original post <<
Day 96 – Arrival >> original post <<
Day 97 – Departure (into a sunset) >> original post <<
I am EXHAUSTED! I have not had a lot of time to spend in the studio working (outside of starting another commission). I have been framing mainly. I have also been taking several trips to Artomatic. Happily I kept running out of cards and had to refill them.
Tonight I removed my artwork and made some drop-offs to some happy new homes and I worked until 10:30 being a gallery manager on-site at Artomatic. It was very tiring, almost half the volunteers did not show up. We had some GREAT volunteers (you know who you all are – THANK YOU!) and we had some bad volunteers. We had several volunteers who did not work, but took down their own work and then signed in for their shift after they were done. Plus they gave attitude when they were told how uncool that was. So because of all this I was running around with everyone else and my feet hurt.
I just don’t get it. The whole event is volunteer run and giving 15 hours of your time to help the event seems like such a small thing to do with how much you can get out of it. I have always found volunteering a lot of fun. You get to meet people and see art. This year was no exception – I volunteered a lot and had a blast doing it. Tonight (like most nights) is tiring and there are always a bad seed or two, but I had a great time meeting everyone.
Also I have started on the categorized list of works from the one-a-(week)day series. I think I can get it done this week. I am happy I have a copy of my book – makes it easy to make sure I don’t miss a piece.
Plus, I have nothing really super interesting to share. I was working on the computer most of the day and then spent several hours at Artomatic attending two socials and just hanging out. It was SOOO much fun, and I ran out of cards again (great problem to have). Though my feet hurt and I am so tired – off to bed I go.
Today was quite busy. First, I finished framing a print and got that packed up and in the mail today. It takes me forever to get art ready to go out in the mail – I package them with love, bubble wrap, and tape (lots and lots of tape). So, after my adventure at FedEx I went and worked on some commissions. I actually got a new commission which I drew up today. I framed another work which will be going to a new owner on Sunday. I started to frame the second piece for this buyer – but forgot to bring the frames with me to the studio. I also started cutting pieces for another commission. I was busy!!!!
Well Monday was sweltering hot and I stayed inside the house for most of it outside of some errands. I did drop off a show application yesterday and answered A LOT of emails.
Today, I had intentions to go into the studio during the day – but got sucked into the internet and ended up doing a lot of miscellaneous things online and some actual cleaning. I also made a kick-ass pot pie! So I got my stuff all packed up to go into the studio. I had some framing on my plate and I wanted to start cutting a commission. So I got one print framed and ran out of my framing tape, I was planning on just running home and going right back to the studio. I step outside into a full fledged lightning storm – it was a bit disturbring to be outside in that walking to my car. Got home right before it started raining sideways and the lightning and thundering closer. At this point I was still looking for an extra roll of tape and assuming I was just going to wait the storm out. Well it lasted a while and in the mean time, I got wrapped up in other things. We discovered one of out TV’s backlight burned out – it sucks b/c it is well out of warranty and I really like the TV. Then we discovered that our window unit AC was not seated well and water was coming in. I caught it right away so nothing was damaged and my husband reseated it. ARGGGG….
Day 76 – Monkey has both been sold. These prints will be available for $25 or $55 framed each (+shipping) and is a run of 100 and has a hand-cut signature. Email for availability and payment directions or for more information. To order a print, just send me an email and we can get the order going. It will be a few weeks most likely so I can order a proof first.
Day 151 – The Blues and Day 167 – Cicada has both been sold. These prints will be available for $25 or $55 framed each (+shipping) and is a run of 100 and has a hand-cut signature. Email for availability and payment directions or for more information. To order a print, just send me an email and we can get the order going. I just ordered a batch of prints of the ast set of sold work – so I will st on this for at least another week to order the proog – so let me know if you are interested.