So Friday and Saturday both included some art for fun and a young man coming to check it was happening on Saturday and came before meeting friends at the skatepark.
I continued to work on my Autumn leaves piece which is NOT the next in the tree series but is an autumnal piece. The green even with amethyst layer was not dark enough soI added holly in parts too for a darker background. I am please with the outcome.
I am now starting an autumn trees piece based on some photos I took in Upwey, near Weymouth when we visited my printer on Thursday.the picture features a coniferous evergreen on the left and a deciduous tree with leaves turning colour on the right. So far I am working on the trunk and branches structure before I add any leaves to the piece. I will be working on this in the coming weeks alongside two new A4 commissions for clients ordered this week.
New pieces left at the printers include the revised Santa over Swanage card in 8x 4 format; Corfe Castle through the trees piece completed earlier this week and Prince Albert Memorial piece. Also some reprints which I added to yesterday when I sold out of A4 Fizz (the collie) prints.
I feel that the next three Saturdays 20th, 27th (Christmas lights and Artisans on the Beach) and December 4th (Rotary Christmas Fair) will determine if any more reprints are needed pre Christmas. I have managed to reduce my overstocking of cards and prints on more recent pieces – all lessons learnt as I continue to develop as a shopkeeper and business and with little consistent record for comparisons from PAY to Beach Hut to Covid impacted shop-share to solo shop.
This week coming also sees the front unit of the shop replaced with the top window units changed and new framework to replace the current one that is rotting. The timing will keep to target I hope as they are going to do early on Saturday 20th and I am expecting several art for fun visitors to work on hand drawn gifts. – I am sure I can take it in my stride.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-6780-6282649278150' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=6780&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-6780-6282649278150' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-6780-6282649278150' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>