Month: July 2022

What’s new!?

Yesterday was a wine and art fair that I set up at …

…and although I had a beach-theme going I also had come up with something new to try out. I was trying to think of smaller items that might sell well at an art and wine Fair and (right or wrong) I came up with the idea of these mini sketchbooks.

The only problem I think I encountered is that perhaps people were more into drinking wine down sketching or creating art in little books. But I really think these are cute. It would have taken a good number of them to make up for the Boost fee but I never seem to have been concerned with making a profit in the past so why would I have started now? LOL

This one would have been priced at $10 had I remembered to take it. But I had painted the sailboat on it just the night before and left it out to dry. Therefore it got left behind.

Oh well I had several other Mini some with watercolor paper some with sketch paper the small ones were priced at $7 and the larger ones at $10. All of them with original art as their covers. Perhaps this line would have appealed more to artists I think when you go to a wine and art Fair you are looking to drink wine and possibly collect art for your home. Hopefully I will remember that by this time next year when I am trying to make a decision as to what should be on my table.

I did sell one painting, thank you Amy, and it was one of my favorites. I’m glad it went to someone I know. Have a great Monday and make it a wonderful week whatever that means to you.



Happy Saturday

Today is the 2nd Saturday of July… that means….Open Studio! So if you’re out and about looking for something to do keep me in mind I have my “tower of giraffes” on display and a whole bunch of abstracts. Did you know that’s what they call a group of giraffes? A tower. Now you do. Hope to see you there ….got to run. Bye

2 Arts in One!

Today I had two classes, two that I liked very much. In the first class we painted beach scenes on (wood) 10 x 10 cradled boards. It was fun, the people in the class were fun, and I think the paintings came out rather nice!

We even gave it a beach made with sand and some of us included birds in the sky. Perhaps I might add a sailboat at a later date or a small island out in the distance with a lone palm tree. Who knows?

In the second class we finished up a piece that we had started Tuesday, in our previous session of Zoom Art. It was a journey into learning some fauvenism techniques by looking at a handful of paintings by Henri Manguin. He used sketchy patches of color in his paintings. So we tried some of that.

I’m not sure about this one yet. Being random with your colorful patches is not as easy as you would think. But we had fun… and that is the most important thing.