Monday, March 31, 2014

Day Before April Fools

A BEAUTIFUL day at Catfish Corner! The snow and ice is receding and the horses are happy, the dog is happy, the chickens, and the humans!! The grip of winter will probably try to make a last stab or two, but this weekend and today has been proof that there is, indeed, an end in sight.

It was a great winter for painting and creativity. I loved every day of it, other than the days my hands froze so bad I thought I might faint. The STU DI O was a happy place to spend winter. Donnie made lots of suet feeders of his own special design which was a special event every time he was out there with our Maggie. It's fun to have our happy family together in another location other than in front of the fireplace. Paisley, the shop cat, loved all the extra attention. 

The walls are covered with new art, old art, and the CLUTTER is overtaking!! This is the no-holds-barred look at the world of an artist. The place is a mess but it's a comfortable, come-on-in kind of discombobulation. 

This is my world....and welcome to it. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fine Art America

I opened an account with FAA last March and just kind of played around with it while not taking it too seriously. But in recent days I found myself making some decisions about how and where to present my art. 

The whole limited edition print market is too daunting for me at this point in life. I don't have the drive to be promoting myself at art festivals every weekend like the real artists, do! So....basically, I'm lazy! But not too lazy to get busy and use the tools I have at my fingertips. My profile at FAA will allow collectors to peruse and purchase, if so chosen, a variety of sizes and types of prints, be it paper, canvas, metal, acrylic, etc. So it's a win-win for everyone.

The past few brutally cold days have been spent at the computer getting images uploaded. I found I have several pieces of art that need to be rephotographed because there are just too few pixels. That is going to be a several days job alone as frames will have to be removed. 

Overall, I'm happy with the amount of work that has been accomplished. It's been a walk down memory lane of images I haven't seen for a long time, too. More to do, but the the effort has been more than worth it. The site made my first sale yesterday.......thank you, thank you, thank you!