Wednesday, July 27, 2011

All about the heart

I've been having so much fun in my studio! I'm combining some techniques I recently learned at a Lisa Kaus workshop, with some of my older techniques, and some new, and this is the combined effort. It's funny even my husband and kids said," this looks like what you used to do." It's a bit more whimsical and I'm using brighter colors. But it's funny to see my work come full circle. Who knows what I'll be doing next week. I'm really concentrating on some easier work, that I can wholesale, these little beauties are being delivered to a local store, called "Serendipity" later today. As artists it can be a tricky deal to wholesale and retail your art at the same time. I've had my things in a few galleries and stores over the last couple of years, but have mainly sold my art at local art shows. There is a real balancing act to selling at a price that works for a retailer,and is still  affordable at my shows. My answer was to come up with a completely new product to wholesale. I still continue to sell my art that is really labor intensive at the art shows along with my new items, that I sell at the same price as my stores. So far it's been a win-win situation for myself and the stores.  I decided  to give wholesale a try after setting at a three day show. Sales were good, but  by the time I pay the entry fee, and my husband and I invest three days, I knew I needed to make some changes. I'll always do shows and my Open Studio Tour, but now I have more options, which is always a good thing. 

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