Thursday, September 2, 2010

Long time, no post.......

Hope this post finds everyone happy and well.  It's still been busy over here.  On Saturday I tried to sell some of my misc. craft goods and vintage items.  That was a bust.  In the beginning I was really excited because we made $40 in the first two hours.  But only made $5 more throughout the rest of the day.  When you calculate it out I paid $20 for the table, bought my mom and Kiah lunch (which ended up being $10 for 2 hot dogs and two bags of chips) ~ I only made $15.  Absolutely no one bought my boutique items and I was so excited because my prints came in the day before I had specially printed on Kodak Endura Metallic paper.  One lady came up and picked up one of the photos and said, "What do you do with this?"    So, I think next time a more fitting venue would be better.  This was a Rummage/Boutique Sale at the local American Legion.  The $30 I did spend there went to the local veterans so I feel good about that.  I also got an order for some of my soaps from someone who picked up my business card, that is a total bonus.

I finished another mixed media collage last week.  I like how this one turned out even though I hated it in the middle of the process and was going to just throw it out.


It is supposed to be my version of a nature study.  This particular plant the Life Root is good for soothing pain, everybody needs a plant like that in their life.  The bronze fern is made out of the new Viva Embossing Creme and is the reason why I wasn't sure if I liked it in my previous post.  It didn't seem to work right.  The only instructions they have are in Swedish.  I watched the video and got the point but it may have not been the exact point.  I had high hopes for it since they were $8.59 each.  I wish I wasn't such a sucker for new products.

A couple days ago our little chihuahua  Baby was almost eaten whole by a german shepherd who was let off the leash by it's owner.  Thank God Chris was right there and Baby only got a few nicks from it.  The owner was so far away it didn't even know it happened.  Kiah was so shook up by it because he was holding the leash.  Our dog is already pitiful enough as it is.  He was a rescue dog and is really old, has only one eye, and can't control where his tongue goes.  He doesn't need anymore drama.


I am going to try this weekend to peddle more of my wares and have a garage sale.  Wish me luck I need the room and the money.  Have a good rest of the week!

6 comments:

Michele Fauss said...

I'm sorry that boutique sale was a bust, but I agree a different venue would be much better for selling art. I'm still bummed we missed each other. Wish I got there earlier. :)

You may want to see if the Itty Bitty Boutique in Campbell (where my art is) is still looking for artists. They had space available and I think they still might. you can choose as little as one shelf if you want. It would be a great place to sell little stuff like prints etc.

I really like the mixed media pieces, and the copper leaf one, looks really good. Not sure how the product is supposed to work, but I like the effect you got.

Jingle said...

I'm sorry your sale didn't go well. I'm sure your work would do much better in a setting focusing on artists. I love this piece you have here!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Sounds like you had a rough week last week ... hopefully this week will be better!

love the mixed media collage ... great textures!

Cassandra said...

Ow your poor little doggy!! He sure is a little battler isn't he? I am so glad he is ok. Although I must say if it was my dog the German Shepherd's owner would only have one eye now and a tongue he doesnt have control of lol. *hugz*

Rebecca Everett said...

Cassandra, how funny! My husband wanted to give him a piece of his mind too but he was so far away he didn't even know it happened. Or a least pretended he didn't. Thanks for visiting!

Emakesart said...

she seriously asked "what do you do with this"? what? funny, yet sad. I LOVE this collage, it's beautiful!! Love the colors and textures.