Tuesday, December 26, 2006

No big deal

Friday was a good day. Not only did I have an excellent day at work (breaking my company's previous sponsorship sales record), but I was heading into the holiday weekend. As I was driving to visit my parents, I got a call from Russell (of RePop in Brooklyn) and he sold two of my pieces to an editor at TEEN VOGUE!!!! No big deal. But really, can you believe that? Surely she has good taste if she works for such a prestigious magazine!? I'm so pleased to 1. sell something in New York and 2. sell something to someone who is obviously pretty cool.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Has it been that long?

Oh my…has it really been almost a month since my last post? I swore that if I started a blog I would keep up with it. I’m slacking. I’ve been so busy with the holidays right around the corner. I think I might finally be done shopping with a few days to spare. Yeah!

I’ve also just completed three 12x12 collages for my friend’s in-laws and a surprise gift (for someone that I cannot reveal in the weird chance that he checks my blog). Commissions are such pressure! You have one chance to do it right and please the person that commissioned the work. Sue – I really hope you like the work when they arrive!

In the last month, I’ve also been trying to design my own art festival booth. I borrowed a tent from a woman in Salina. She is so generous and kind to let me keep it in KC for several months while I try to get my stuff together. Chris and I set up the exterior of the tent one Sunday and it wasn’t too bad. There’s really no way that I could do it alone though. After it was set up in the backyard, I decided that I wanted something a little different than the ordinary displays that you see at every festival across the country. I decided to purchase several (six?) hollow wooden doors at Lowes. Chris cut each of the doors in half and drilled three screw eyes into the non-hollow part of each door. We hung the doors from vintage feedbag material to the tent. It looked really cool and different. I think the booth lends itself well to my work. At that point it was getting dark and we had to break down the tent. On the next nice weekend, I plan to set it back up and shoot my work in the tent. My nice next door neighbor offered to shoot it with his semi-pro camera.

I also applied to an art fair in the emerging artist category. Since it’s a category for new artists, there is no booth shot required. There is really no chance in hell that I would ever get in, but I feel good that I took the steps to actually apply. It was one of my New Year’s Resolutions, so I’ll check that off the list just in time.

Applying to an art show was quite a process. I had to take my larger work (too big for my scanner at home) to a camera shop to be scanned. When the deadline came for the application, the camera shop had not yet completed the scans! I was so upset. My best work was not included in the application. Oh well. I’ll just have to wait until next year.

Merry Christmas!
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