Ok,so Update is a day late, apologies.
Tomorrow is the first craft fair and will see the full card range that I am selling and prints for 7 pieces. The cards have a new home in a Wire Fittings carousel – the company are actually based locally in Swanage, so again it was great to deal with a company face to face.
I have updated the range of work available on the Facebook page and on this blog if you click on the W WordPress symbol it will show you the full card range. This is work in progress.
New art supplies have arrived for creation of pieces but also storage of equipment and the prints. So excitement at opening parcels.
The “Alex” drawer unit from IKEA will now hold my entire Promarkers set which now covers the full colour range, pads and various other media. The “wire fittings” carousel is a flatpack model to make it easier to transport to events and if I produce more portrait format cards I can buy additional display sides to change the number of card pockets available. I also have a wooden browser that now holds my prints – this will be useful for PAW 17 (Purbeck Arts Weeks).
In the last week I have done more experimenting with acrylics and coffee grounds. With Suzanne Dominy at the Art Workshop, Swanage. An additional visit to the L’Artishe gallery led to good discussions about the variety of framing options and how important it was for selling our work – I have had my “Artcubes” entry reframed in light of this,and the fact that the framing had stopped its purchase previously. I keep having a plethora of creative ideas but need to slow life down a bit to get on with them. A new part time job with Wareham Boat Hire saw me sketching the bridge at Wareham Quay in work breaks, I added colour later and posted through my facebook page.
Next week’s update will recount how my first event goes and also if initial sales from Swanage Tourist Office are encouraging once they return to their seafront office.