||[Apr. 4th, 2005|09:29 am]
Yesterday was a lot of fun (well, other than the paperwork/email stuff =P).
We went to the Celebration Art Festival! It's always neat going to the events here in town. Every time I go to an art festival it always makes me want to have a booth in one. I didn't do this one this year though since only 10% (or some other low percentage) of your display can be prints, all of the rest has to be originals, and I simply don't ever have that many original paintings on hand at any given time. I know, I should try to keep more laying around, but of course seeing as art is my (and Matt's) only source of income, it's kind of difficult to find time to paint that many original paintings without offering them for sale right away! Right now I think I only have one eBay store listing for an original left ("The Handsome Frog") other than my traditional auctions, which obviously I couldn't bring to an art show or gallery since they're up for bids, lol. I saw so many artists there with often dozens of original paintings sitting around - I couldn't imagine having so many pieces of my own work in my posession! I guess that's one of the big differences between an artist who sells primarily online and an artist who sells primarily at shows, etc.
Speaking of shows, the EBSQ Self Portrait Show is up and running! You can see the entire show HERE - there are some awesome entries - what a huge turn out! Check out Erika's Entry - wow that lady can draw!!!!
I of course had to enter this one, hehe (how could I not, it's a self-portrait show! Not to mention my art's on the banner, lol). I painted Tiki Twilight specifically for this one - you can see my entry HERE!
Voting is for EBSQ members, and the winner gets a $100 gift certificate at MisterArt.com (::drools::).
Let me see - I'm getting ready to paint right now - I'm working on the painting with all of the hedgehogs - I'll definitely be finished today! It's turning out so beautiful (and ADORABLE) - I can't wait to show everybody!
You can watch me paint HERE!
I'll also be working on a candy themed painting commissioned by a candy store. I might even be able to finish that one today - we'll see.
And then there is another big project I'm working on that will probably take the next couple of days - it will be "off camera" so I might be scarce on the webcam, so watch me while you can ;P
Off to work!
Strange... I don't think I've ever done a self-portrait. Well, once, I think, but that was literally almost ten years ago. There's very little me-themed art out there in the world, save for Maria's that she did. *G* Goblins! WOOT.
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I can't wait to see the hedge hogs!!
Your self portrait is beautiful, the colors are so incredible.
You'll be at the fairy festival, right? If so you can get some booth experience there.
The self portrat contest...great pictures.. i like ALL the entries from Jayde S Hilliard amazing!
If only I was an EBSQ member...I already had a self-portrait done!! I love yours...I think it's the best one there. I should register so I can vote. There were a couple of other close ones, but I still liked yours best ^_^. There was one I didn't like, it was the paint brush one...um hello?...not a self portrait IMHO. ;P
I just did my first show this weekend - I was at the local cat show, and took a lot of originals with, but people there were actually more interested in cheaper things like cards & prints, & one lady said "you should put those on t-shirts!" (as she walked quickly toward the booth with those witty shirts with sayings like - my cat owns me & stuff) and all I could reply with was, "Yeah, I'd love to do that." *sigh* Oh well - at least a lot of people were interested in my custom pet portraits, and I'm sure an art show would be the opposite.
You could definitely do a renaissance festival or a fairy festival - they usually don't have that rule about most of your wares having to be original art. Even though I do minis, I find it hard to keep up a large stockpile of originals - I'd rather sell them, and people always want to see what you're doing next. I honestly don't know how some artists survive doing originals only!
I'm waiting to see your hedgehog painting - that sounds like it will be very cute! ^_^
I won once. Didn't get me Mister art certificate though.
Was it a show sponsored by them? If you were supposed to get one, just email Victor at EBSQ - he'll set you up!
WOOHOO thanks for the mention Jasmine xox Your piece is lovely and the reason why it's extra special is because you've let the painting really capture your beautiful self :) Good luck to us eh?
Jasmine, I just voted for you, I think Tiki Twilight is the best self portait there I didnot like the others some were gross. I love Tiki too I have Shag in my room and cat paintings coming Shag like and yours and I brought a Tiki God. I will have to send you pictures next month when I have the room redone.
Thats a shame that you couldn't do the art festival, but if selling online works out better for you, which it clearly does, then maybe one day a festival will come round that will be ok with lots of prints being sold and less originals!
Oh yes, I had a look round the EBSQ show yesterday! I'm a patron or something lol, so I was able to vote ::cough cough:: Hehe. Good luck!