2/12/10

no friday art find

i couldn't find a new art find for today. and truth be told i haven't looked that hard. it either hits me or it doesn't. i've had enough to do online as it is. still writing blog posts for phoenix commotion, which takes more effort than this because i need to sound normal. thats exhausting. then there is my etsy blog, the more action i get on etsy the more i need to write on that. i'm slowly learning marketing skills and as of this weekend an official etsy team is being created by some etsy friends and i'm volunteering to get that blog up and running as well as a fan page on facebook. my friend here in texas, cynthia, has put in a good word for my art and looks like she and i will be in a show 2nd week in march in conroe, tx. a little gallery that is rather new but seems to be having success; they are wanting to do an 'eco show'. then there is the art walk thing happening one of these fridays end of feb/early march. i'm working with the patience of a saint gluing thousands of puzzle pieces together for my puzzle table so i will have something new for the throngs of people i can only fantasize will show up for this. (cough cough)

having ups and down as usual. i knew i would have less sales after the move since i'm not active in the gallery in vermont. no new work for them means less sales. that means its all online right now and that means hours and hours of behind the scenes trying to be seen. that and my work is in flux. i did sell a candle holder on etsy yesterday....$25 isn't going to pay my rent but i have to admit i was pretty damn happy just to see something go out the door. its cold. its non-stop raining....i'm just taking it one day at a time. sometimes, one hour at a time.....

6 comments:

cynreid said...

Hey Paula, thanks for the mention! And congrats on your candleholder sale -- every little bit helps -- and counts! Have a great day!

Colleen Kole said...

One day at a time is a good thing - sounds like you need a quick ship of cookies- tell me their name again...

layers said...

sounds like you are where a lot of artists are-- up and down and sideways-- good days and bad days and so-so days-- but we never give up

Daphne Enns said...

With all of your efforts things will pay off eventually. Seeing as I had my own meltdown about working my butt off and yet not actually bringing in any money this week I get it. Unfortunately art seems to take a long time to become lucrative. Unless you are extremely extroverted and have money to throw at publicity. Be that as it may, I will send you a tiff file of my privacy screen and if you feel the need to write about it then feel free.xoxo

CTStudios said...

That's alot of blogging ! It must feel like a full time job justing coming up with that much that can be said out loud. In between it all, remember to slot out time for just yourself.

paula said...

cooookkkiiieeeess colleen that is the sweetest thing, thank you for that thought.
and yeah you all know i think, you all get it. and it helps to know :)