February 15, 2013

Having Some Fun with Doodles


"Spring"
I have been working on a bigger piece - big for my standards - but did not make much progress because  I haven't got back from vacation mode yet.
After the Holidays spent overseas, my lovely mom was here from Italy and I enjoyed spending time with her instead of going into my own paint world.
Then I had to accompany her back, that was part of the deal for her to be able to come. Little I knew I was going to get stuck in a snowstorm...
Anyway, beside reading art books and attending a couple of painting group meetings, I have been doing "light" art stuff, like doodling on my journal while listening to art podcasts or flying.

Think Positive, it feels better. :)


I love the feeling of freedom of doodling. There is no planning, no worries, no erasing.  I doodle with ink, and let it be.
I posted several of these drawings on my facebook page, here are some.



Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Ralph Waldo Emerson







  
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February 4, 2013

The Art of Selling Art


This month few of my paintings are showing at a local Starbucks.

I feel it: I am ready to sell my art.
Yes, I've had price tags on my paintings when I entered them in exhibits. I have even had my own booth at the Dublin Art Fair - where I sold very little, but I as a first timer I was happy with that.

Truth is: so far I've not pursued sales actively.  No marketing strategies, no talking about my art as a product, only as something I love to do.

I'm becoming more and more proud of what I do, and my inventory is getting too big for my own walls.
Now I think I am ready to explore ways to actually market my things.

A couple of more pieces at the Starbucks.
So, I have a crowd of questions in my mind.
How do you sell your own art?
What is the best way for a self-taught emergent artist to start selling?
Where do I start?

As amazing and relaxing as creating art is, there is something embarrassing about showing your art when there is a price tag on it.

But I need to get started somehow. :)

Suggestions are welcome.





 
"He who is not everyday conquering some fear 
has not learned the secret of life" 
Ralph Waldo Emerson